For those of us with vehicles that are more than a few years old, wear and tear becomes a fact of life. One of the first and most noticeable areas to show use is the interior. Leather seats look fantastic out of the factory, but after a few years of use they can certainly begin to show their age.
That certainly doesn’t mean you need to put down cash for a new ride or trade in that car you’ve fallen in love with. Thanks to Katzkin Leather, you now can have an entirely new leather interior that is better than factory condition. To get started all you have to do is head over to Katzkin’s website and choose what level of interior you’d like. Katzkin provides three levels of trim: premium, custom and limited edition. This flexibility allows you to get the interior you want at a price that doesn’t leave you with sticker shock.
Once you have selected your level, Katzkin offers two different ways to get your leather interior installed. Katzkin offers a large selection of local dealers that can provide the installation in addition to their 2,500 authorized professionals around the country. Whichever option you choose, Katzkin offers their three year, 36,000 mile warranty. The best part? Katzkin products are made right here in the U.S.A.
Thinking about installing your new interior yourself? See Chris remove, replace and reinstall the leather interior from a Honda Pilot here:
If you want to install the interior yourself, the number one tool you will need is patience. Installing an entirely new leather interior certainly takes time and is very labor intensive. As with all labors of love, be ready to give it plenty of time. Another key tip is to be sure you don’t throw anything away until after your interior is completely installed. Even the smallest factory clips and springs can be key to a solid installation. It’s one of those times when being safe is way better than sorry.
At certain times you will need to make cuts in your new leather upholstery (headrest rods, certain seat adjustment knobs, etc.) while you’re putting it in. Be sure to use the smallest cuts possible to get the job done. If your cut is too small it’s an easy fix to cut a little bit more. Cutting too much on the other hand can lead to some nasty issues.