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Last updated on March 31st, 2022

Leather car seat repair cost

It’s very common for leather or vinyl car seats to show signs of wear and tear or discolouration over the years. In this guide, we look at the average leather car seat repair cost in the UK.

It’s very common for leather or vinyl car seats to show signs of wear and tear or discolouration over the years. In this guide, we look at the average leather car seat repair cost in the UK.

Whether it’s sun damage, grease marks from dirty hands or tears or rips in the material – if you’re a proud car owner you’ll want to get them fixed. The price you pay for the repairs will depend on the type of car seats involved and the extent of the damage.

Cost itemAverage prices from
Repair and colouring
Door card£50
Bolster – Complete panel£90
Base and bolster£95
Steering wheel£100
Full seat£120
Rear seat£150
Front and rear seats in faux leather material£1,200
Front and rear seats in real leather (single colour)£1,400
Front and rear seats in real leather (colour combination)£1,600

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How much does leather car seat repair cost?

The cost of car leather repair cost will depend on the nature of the damage and how much of the material needs to be repaired. For repair and/or colouring, the cost can range from £50 for a door card to £150 for a full rear leather car seat.

Here’s a list of some of the most common leather car seat repairs:

  • Door card – £50
  • Bolster (complete panel) – £90
  • Base and Bolster – £95
  • Steering wheel – £100
  • Full seat – £120
  • Rear seat – £150

Car seat upholstery repair cost

With extremely damaged or worn out upholstery you may need to completely reupholster your car seats. If that’s the case, the average car seat upholstery cost for a single seat starts from around £300 – based on reupholstering with leather look material.

The repair cost for reupholstering both front and rear car seats starts from £1,200 for leather look material. If you have genuine leather car seats then the repair cost will start from £1,400 for a single colour leather, or from £1,600 for a custom colour combination.

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Leather car seat material being repairedFactors affecting leather car seat restoration cost UK

There are a number of factors that can affect the price you pay for restoring leather car seats, including:

  • The number of seats needing repair
  • The extent of any damage
  • The type of leather or leather look material used
  • Any additional repair work needed (such as additional foam or seat mechanism repair)
  • Time taken to complete the repair work
  • Where you live

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If you’re looking to have your leather car seats repaired, we always recommend obtaining at least three quotes from our trusted tradespeople. Our request a quote feature is perfect for getting quotes – you post details about the job you want doing and we’ll send it out to local tradespeople in your area. Try it out!

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Hi Ovidiu, thank you for your comment. I recommend filling in our request a quote form to get quotes from three tradespeople near you. That way when one of our members comes back to you you can then send over your images to help them quote.


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