What Are Steering Wheels?

 

Steering Wheel Showing Heavy Signs Of Colour Loss

Steering Wheel Showing Heavy Signs Of Colour Loss

Steering wheels are what are on cars, buses and trucks and are used to turn the wheels of the vehicle in the direction you wish to go.

Steering wheels are mainly made from a split leather. That’s a very thin leather that is then dyed and pigmented coated. Some steering wheels are made from suede and higher end nappa leathers, you can read all about leather types here.

Steering Wheel Restored Back To Original

Steering Wheel Restored Back To Original

Steering wheels are in constant contact with your hands and become dirty and grubby very quickly from sweat and grease. When steering wheels are not looked after and cleaned on a regular basis they can start to show signs of damage and wear, when this happens they will require repair.

 

Steering Wheel Colour Loss

Steering Wheel Colour Loss

Steering Wheel Re Coloured With New Dye

Steering Wheel Re Coloured With New Dye

Things like make up and hand creams can also cause damage to a vehicles steering wheel as it builds up over a period of time, steering wheels can become in ground with makeup and hand cream causing the wheel to go very shiny and when this happens it also starts to deteriorate the leather on the steering wheel and cause holes and tears to happen as the leather becomes weak and stretches.

Cracking On Leather Steering Wheel

Cracking On Leather Steering Wheel

Cracking Repaired On Leather Steering Wheel

Cracking Repaired On Leather Steering Wheel

Leather steering wheels can also be made from perforated leather, perforated leather can become very weak when dirty and grubby and can stretch easily due to the perforation in the leather. The punched holes can become clogged up with dirt and grime making them look unsightly.

Perforated Leather Steering Wheel Before

Perforated Leather Steering Wheel Before

Perforated Leather Steering Wheel After

Perforated Leather Steering Wheel After

Steering wheels can be repaired or restored back to original again with a restoration kit.

This video will help and guide you through any repair or restoration that is required on a steering wheel.