You know it is time to get truck or auto replacement seats when the seats in your truck or automobile are causing a sore back or are simply uncomfortable to sit in. Depending on the age of your truck or auto, you may have the choice between new and used seats. For really old trucks and autos, your only option may be used.


To help you decide which option is best for you, here are some pros and cons of new and used seats to consider:


New Seats Pros

  • New seats allow you to upgrade the seat style to include additional features which you currently do not have that are compatible with your vehicle, like heated seats or power seats.
  • New seats are free from possible defects.
  • New seats offer OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) quality.
  • New seats will last longer.
  • New seats can be more comfortable.
  • New seats can have better suspension/springs.
  • They can replace the entire seat or just the bottom, back, or headrest.

New Seats Cons

  • New seats can cost more than used ones, which can present challenges if you are on a budget.
  • New seats may not be compatible with your vehicle.
  • New seats may not give you the authentic look and appearance you want.

Used Seats Pros

  • They are great when restoring vintage and classic cars, as new seats are not authentic and the manufacturer may no longer make seats for the vehicle.
  • They are a good option when you are on a budget and want to keep the same style of seat.
  • It is easy to find used seats compatible with your truck or automobile.
  • You can replace the entire seat or just the damaged section.

Used Seats Cons

  • Used seats could have certain defects if the vehicle they came out of was in an accident.
  • Used seats may not last as long as new seats.
  • Used seats could have certain imperfections in materials, like rips and tears you will also have to repair.


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