If you’re planning to have any custom auto interior work done on your vehicle, there are three traits you need to be on the lookout for in whatever specialist you choose to do the work for you. Those three traits are:
1) Attention to Detail – A custom auto interior isn’t one of life’s necessities. It’s a perk. Something you’ve decided to treat yourself to, and if you’re going to spend the money, you want to make sure the job gets done right.
2) Thoroughness – Related to the above, but a category unto itself. Again, if you’ve decided to pay for a service like this, then you don’t want someone who will take shortcuts. I’m talking about stuff like door panel rebuilds. Some workmen will leave bits of the old material in place and simply glue the new stuff over it. The problem, of course, is that the adhesive doesn’t stick properly, and in a year or two, you get rattles galore as stuff starts falling off. Not good, and not what you wanted when you shelled out your hard earned money, so look for a guy who’s not going to take shortcuts like that, but who’s going to do a good, thorough job for you.
3) A wide range of services – There’s no point in having to take your car to half a dozen places to get it just the way you want it, so you need to find someone who does it all. At a minimum, if your custom auto interior specialist can’t, or isn’t willing to do the following:
Basic upholstery repair/replacement
Custom seat cover design
Custom floor mats
Headliner replacement/Visors & Consoles
Trunks & Interiors (absolutely anything inside the vehicle)
Convertible tops (repair/replacement)
Then you should probably keep looking until you find someone who will do all those things, and more!
There are a lot of people for whom a car is simply a means to get from place to place, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but if your car (or truck, or motorcycle, or RV, or whatever you drive) is more than that for you, and if you want to make aftermarket modifications to make it truly stand out, then great care needs to be taken when selecting a Custom Auto Interior Specialist to do the work. Otherwise, you risk wasting a lot of time and money, and set yourself up for disappointment.