As many experienced truck drivers will confirm, the one part of your truck that you are most in contact with, yet least likely to upgrade, replace or invest in, in any way, shape, or form, is the steering wheel. While on first glance, this state of affairs is difficult to explain, in actuality, it is quite simple. Much like doors, on/off light buttons in our homes or even dinnerware, the things we use most, are also those that become such an integrated part of our daily routines, that it is difficult for us to even consider replacing them, much less do something to this end. However, if it’s been anything close to years since you last replaced the cover on your steering wheel, chances are it’s pretty brow-beaten and worn out right about now. Which can only mean one thing. The time has come for you to do something in this respect. But what?
Choose a Wheelskin
A… what? Most of you will probably rush to wonder. A wheel skin is a type of cover made in real leather, and premium-quality leather no less, which can be easily attached to your steering wheel. They are available in many colors and styles, and they only require the minimal effort that you sew them onto the wheel yourself. In researching this material we Google searched used trucks and came across a great number of such websites that offer pre-owned trucks at affordable prices, given their mint condition. If you are on the market for such a vehicle, then you will definitely want to invest in sprucing up its interior – and what better place to start than the steering wheel? Besides, a wheel skin can perfectly complete the already-vintage-looking interior of your truck. Don’t think that the effort of sewing is too great to be worth it. It is definitely worth it, for sure.
Fur Steering Wheel Covers
If leather is not your thing, or if you tend to drive your car in preponderantly cold climates, then you might want to consider a fur steering wheel cover. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. As an alternative, you can either choose to cover up sections of your steering wheel (specifically those sections that receive the greatest amount of usage), or envelop the entire wheel in the fur material. Be warned, however, that fur steering wheel covers tend to get dirty rather quickly and will need to be replaced just as quickly. Dirty fur gets rather sticky and messy. However, if winter is the time of the year when you use your truck most often, then fur is the perfect choice for you.
Vinyl or Textile Covers
Neither vinyl materials, nor fabric are particularly resistant or comfortable. Vinyl tends to heat up in summer, unlike its natural correspondent – leather. Similarly, textile, no matter how well enhanced, will not take too great an amount of wear and tear. The biggest plus to both these materials employed for steering wheel covers is that they are highly customizable. As such, if you’re an amateur truck driver, or if you care more about design than comfort, then choose any of the above options. They come in such a wide range of designs, colors and patterns that we cannot even begin to list them all here. Just remember to also purchase spare covers, as you will be replacing them rather soon.