What to Consider When Purchasing On-Highway Seats

For truck drivers who spend countless hours sitting, the most important feature is how well their truck seat performs. Eventually the seat will start to wear out, and not provide the same level of support and comfort. When it comes time to get a new truck seat, there is a wide selection of replacement truck seats to choose from, each with their own features.

Pre-Trip-Inspection

It is important to take the time to determine what functions you desire in your seat, including:

  • Does your back get sore or stiff easily? If so, look at on-highway seats which have increased lumbar support to help provide added padding and proper spine alignment.
  • Do you tend to feel cold or dislike waking up to a cold seat? There are heated truck seats available that you can purchase to help with both of these issues.
  • Buy a seat that fits your body. Purchasing a seat to fit your height and bodily dimensions is important, as it allows you to fully optimize all of the features in the new truck seat.
  • Vinyl, leather, or cloth? Look at the pros and cons of each type of material, such as cloth seats could stain from accidental spills, or vinyl and leather might not be comfortable in hot weather if you do not have air conditioning.
  • How much can you afford? If possible, it is often better to invest more money in a higher quality seat made from the best materials with the features and options you desire. Otherwise, if you buy less expensive, lower quality seats, you will find you are replacing them more often and spending more money in the long run.

For assistance in finding the most appropriate new truck seat for your truck, contact the truck seat experts at Suburban Seating & Safety now by calling 1-844-SAS-SEAT.