Changing the seat in your semi can make a huge difference in your life on the road, as the right seat can help ward off discomfort and prevent musculoskeletal problems resulting from repetitive stress on the back from developing. Replacing your seat isn’t just a matter of popping out the old one and installing a new one—you need to put considerable thought into your new seat.
Here are a few things to think about when choosing a new truck seat:
- Fabric or leather – The type of material used in your seat will be one of your key concerns. Fabric seats are more suitable for hot conditions and are sturdier. Leather seats have an aesthetic appeal that many drivers like, and they’re easier to clean.
- Springs – You’re going to want a seat with robust springs. Seat springs act as shock absorbers for your seat, buffering you from all the bumps in the road. Drivers who spend most of their day behind the wheel want the best protection available, making heavy-duty seat air springs a must.
- Seat belt – You’ll need to make sure that your new seat is simpatico with your seat belt. Your seat belt should be able to buckle and unbuckle easily. If it doesn’t, you may need to try a different seat.
- Size – All of us are shaped differently, and a truck seat that may be just right for one driver might be too small for another. Make sure you can comfortably fit in your seat and that you don’t feel cramped. Custom truck seats may be the right solution for many drivers.
- Height – Your truck seat needs to be the right height. Most seats have features that allow you to raise or lower the height, but some may not provide the proper elevation for individual drivers. It’s best to test a seat before buying.
The key here is testing and asking other drivers about the seats they prefer. Your fellow drivers can help point you to the right products and warn you away from poor ones.
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