Lincoln Introduces 30-Way Power Seats

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 28th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Lincoln Continental Seats

Over the last few decades, we’ve seen vehicle seats transform from a simple frame / foam / fabric construction to one of the most complex elements in a cabin. In fact, today it’s common to see a single seat feature power adjustment, lumbar support, massagers, heaters, coolers, speakers and airbags.

Well, Lincoln Motor Company just made things even more complicated by unveiling a 30-way power seat that literally allows drivers to make adjustments for each butt cheek.

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How Fuel Economy Affects Convertible Sales

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 27th, 2015

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Despite some recent positive developments, demand for convertible cars has been on a steady decline for more than a decade. The reasons for the drop are many, but a recent report on National Public Radio (NPR) says tougher fuel economy standards are making it even worse.

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When Upholstery Shop Meets Barbershop

Published by Naseem Muaddi on August 26th, 2015

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Auto upholstery is a multidisciplinary craft that requires professionals be proficient in a range of skills — including sewing, carpentry, fiberglass/plastic fabrication, mechanics and more.

Carlex Design, however, recently added another discipline to the mix that I bet you never considered: barber.

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Drivers Can’t Tell Leather Apart from Leatherette

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 25th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - JD Power & Associates

As auto upholsterers, we can easily tell the difference between genuine leather and synthetic leather, which automakers often call “leatherette.” However, a new report by J.D. Power & Associates reveals that a lot of car owners can’t.

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Tool Review: MasterPry LED Pry Bars

Published by Naseem Muaddi on August 24th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - MasterPry LED

Every auto upholsterer’s toolbox is filled with a wide range of pry bars in various shapes and sizes. However, none are like the MasterPry LED — the first and only pry bar with a built-in LED light.

General Technician Equipment (GTE), the company behind this new product, recently sent us one to try and three others to give away on The Hog Ring. What follows is our review.

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This Week Win a Set of MasterPry LED Pry Bars!

Published by Naseem Muaddi on August 24th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Win MasterPry LED

So you read our review of the MasterPry LED and really want a set, huh? Well here’s your chance!

This week only, we’re giving away a set to three lucky winners — courtesy of General Technician Equipment!

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Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 21st, 2015

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Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We’ve scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Best of all, we’ll continue to do so – so check back often!

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The Inspiring Story Behind Al’s Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 20th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Al's Upholstery

If you enjoy learning about other auto upholsterers and their shops as much as we do, then you definitely need to watch this video profile of Al’s Upholstery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Johnson Controls to Unveil SD15 Concept Interior

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 19th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Johnson Controls SD15 Seat

Johnson Controls, one of the world’s leading suppliers of vehicle interiors, is set to debut a seating system at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show that it says will be the standard by 2020.

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New Upholstery Shop Opens in Battle Lake, MN

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on August 18th, 2015

Auto Upholstery - The Hog Ring - Lakeside Upholstery & Canvas

With the auto upholstery community being as small as it is, it’s always a celebration when a new shop opens. So please join us in welcoming Lakeside Upholstery & Canvas Inc. to the mix.

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