As early as the 1960’s, automotive interior safety components such as instruments and door panels were produced by back-filling thermoplastic skins with semi-rigid foam. Around the same time, polyurethane foam became the mainstream padding material for car seats.
What type of material today is a typical automotive seat cover made from?
This is a universal seat fabric that most cars come with because it is affordable and also durable. You will also have your car seat come with nylon cover material by default in most cases, and that’s an added advantage that nylon material has over other types of material.
Is my car interior leather or vinyl?
Just lift up a small section and look at the back side of the material. If you see a “cloth like” material that appears to be glued to the backside of the fabric, then you are looking at a piece of vinyl.