Just about most of us spend at least a few hours driving every day whether that’s for work, a family outing, or just for some me-time. And, no matter how more or less you spend time driving around, it is crucial that you are driving in comfort. The importance of driving comfortably just increases in case you are planning to go on a long road trip.
One of the main things that make driving really uncomfortable and painful is the bad seat position or poor headstand adjustment options. Most of the average car seats don’t have an adjustable seat height or a comfortable headrest or neckrest. The more time you spend on the driver seat that way, higher are the chances of you ending up with an aching back, neck stiffness, even stress and extreme exhaustion. One of the things that can really ease up the whole uncomfortable seat situation is getting a good car seat cushion that can offer you a comfortable seating position while perfectly fitting the seat of your vehicle. That extra bit of added support can go a long way in preventing or helping to avoid much of your pain and uneasiness related to driving, making the driving an overall great experience.
Now, we know that there are just so many options available in the market right now that it could really confuse anyone. So, we have discussed a few points that would help you choose the best car seat cushion.
How to choose the best car seat cushions?
In this section, we have discussed certain factors or features that you can keep in mind and check for while you are looking for a car seat cushion.
1. Size and dimensions:
The size and dimensions should be the first thing that you should consider while shopping for a car seat cushion. Of course, the first thing that you must do is take measurements of the seat of your car in order to have a rough idea of the kind of cushion that will fit into your car. Also, have a figure in your mind as to what height you would like to add to the seat of your car. It is very important that you choose the cushion that totally fits the dimensions of your seat and which is according to your preferences and requirements. Otherwise, the add on will only add to your pain-it will end up doing more harm than good.
2. Cushion material:
it is vital to get the right material. Air cushions mostly end up causing more pain and are generally uncomfortable. Foam cushions are most recommended. Even in foam cushions, there are different varieties for you to choose from. Be vary about the one you select. Some people find soft foam more comfortable while others prefer hard foam. If you ask us, we would recommend the cushions featuring memory foam. It offers optimum support while adjusting to your shapes.
Basically, the design of the cushion should be such that it minimizes pressure on you are back, tailbone and the coccyx, rather, supporting them.
This is one quick feature that you must check. Have a close look at the fabric of the cushion and see whether it is easily maintainable. You should not just consider the look of the cushion alone, but also its quality and ease of cleaning it. Many of the questions even come with their own table question covers which can be easily washed by touching them into your washing machine. Some questions which are made of synthetic leather-like material can be cleaned simply by wiping it with a damp cloth.
What are some other ways of improving the comfort of the driver?
- Adjust the car seat position for maximum comfort of the driver and strain-free driving. The seat position should be such, where the driver can easily access the steering wheel while having enough space for the legs.
- Adjust the back of the car seat for maximum comfort.
- Customise your neck rest. Headrest or neck rest is something that causes some real pain when it’s not the right one.
- Add some extra padding on the seat cushion if needed