How to Make Your Car More Comfortable

Making your car more comfortable can significantly enhance your driving experience.

Wondering how to stay more comfortable while driving? We’ve put together 10 easy tips for making your vehicle more comfortable for you and your passengers.

Almost all of our tips are simple, affordable, or even free and can have you enjoying a smooth, enjoyable ride.


9 Ways to Make Your Car More Comfortable

1. Invest in a Quality Steering Wheel Cover

The steering wheel is often overlooked when it comes to making a car more comfortable. But adding a plush steering wheel cover is a simple, cost-effective way to make driving more enjoyable.

Opt for a padded steering wheel cover with a comfortable grip to prevent pain in your arms and hands. A padded steering wheel cover can also prevent the steering wheel from becoming as hot.


2. Add Sun Protection

The sun here in Australia is brutal, especially during the summer months. Along with keeping your air conditioning in working order, tinted windows can make your car more comfortable on scorching days. If you don’t want the commitment or investment of tinting windows, a reflective sun shade is a convenient, affordable option

A good quality sun shade will keep you and your passengers more comfortable and also protect your car’s upholstery from becoming damaged and fading from the sun’s UV rays. Opt for a sun shade that still allows you to use the windows and enjoy fresh air flow if you choose.

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3. Add a Seat Belt Cover

The use of seatbelts is compulsory in Australia for drivers of all motor vehicles. Wearing a seatbelt is one of the most important ways to keep yourself and your passengers safe. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up your comfort to wear one. Many people find that a plush seat belt cover increases comfort and prevents chafing.


4. Add Lumbar Support

A lot of cars are lacking when it comes to adequate lumbar support. And the low back is a common area that gets sore while driving or riding in a car.

Adding a lumbar support cushion can instantly make your driving or riding experience more comfortable. Look for memory foam options or cushions specifically designed to help alleviate general soreness, aches, and acute or chronic back pain.


5. Add High-Quality Seat Covers

Your vehicle’s seats are one of the biggest factors that will affect your overall comfort. Fortunately, it’s also one of the easiest areas to upgrade.

High-quality custom seat covers can provide softness, extra support, and more comfortable seating for both you and your passengers. As a bonus, seat covers can protect your vehicle’s upholstery and keep it looking like new.

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6. Experiment with Different Seat Positions

Here is one of the easiest ways to make a car more comfortable — and it’s free to do: adjust your seat. The proper seat position also ensures you can safely operate the vehicle.

Hop in your car (no need to turn it on) and adjust the different seat positions to see which feels the most comfortable.

To make sure you have the seat properly adjusted, check that:

  • Your legs do not feel cramped or restricted
  • Your knees are slightly bent
  • Your feet can comfortably reach the pedals but aren’t crammed up against them
  • Your thighs are relaxed
  • The backs of your knees aren’t rubbing on the seat
  • Your back is supported
  • Your hips are even with your knees
  • Your seat is angled back slightly so that your shoulders are behind your hips, not above them or in line with them
  • Your chin aligns with the top of the steering wheel


7. Clean Your Air Filters Regularly

A car’s air filter serves to prevent smog, pollen, dust, debris, and contaminants from entering your car. If your air filter is clogged with debris or worn out, you may notice odd smells emitting from the vents, reduced airflow, and excess fan noise — all of which can create an unpleasant ride.

Clean your air filter regularly with a slightly damp cloth to keep the air in your car fresh. If you still notice the filter appears dirty or there is an unpleasant odour, it’s time to replace the air filter.


8. Keep Your Car Clean

Along with keeping your car’s air filter clean, it is important to keep your car’s interior clean and organised. Driving or riding in a messy car with items scattered everywhere, fast food wrappers, or rubbish is not pleasant.

An easy way to keep your car clean is simply by removing any possessions, rubbish, or items every time you get back home. Don’t forget to give your car a good vacuum on occasion, taking care to pay attention to under the seats and the floor mats.

Start by thoroughly cleaning your car's interior. Remove any clutter, trash, or unnecessary items.


9. Stay Up to Date on Maintenance

Staying up to date on your vehicle’s maintenance will keep your car running smoothly and also help you enjoy a more comfortable ride.

Keeping your shock absorbers properly maintained ensures swaying or bouncing is minimised if you hit a pothole or rough patch in the road.

Proper tyre pressure also supports a more comfortable ride. For instance, overinflating tyres can lead to unnecessary jarring and a rough ride.

Here are some other maintenance steps to improve how comfortable your car is for both you and your passengers:

  • Replace or repair damaged shock absorbers
  • Invest in high-quality tyres that are properly sized
  • Schedule regular service inspections for your vehicle
  • Have a suspension specialist look at your vehicle if you suspect it is faulty


Let Our Specialists At Shevron Auto Help You Enjoy a More Comfortable Ride

Looking for easy ways to make your car more comfortable? Since 1988, Shevron Auto Accessories has helped car owners enjoy customised, comfortable rides.

As one of the largest custom auto accessory manufacturers in Australia, we’re proud of our family-owned and operated business. From high-quality custom seat covers to sun shades to premium UV protection products, we offer affordable upgrades for your car. Contact our team with any questions or for personalised product recommendations to make your vehicle more comfortable.