We've all seen, repaired and even sat in a vehicle's "jump seat." But have you ever wondered where the term comes from? We did some digging to find out. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It a ‘Jump Seat’?
Auto trimmers and restylers shouldn’t be surprised to learn that the number one selling aftermarket product for trucks in the tonneau cover — as many of us repair or install them on a regular basis. But how many of us ever stopped to wonder where the term comes from and why we use it? Being the nerd that I am, I decided to find out, and was amazed by what I learned. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It a ‘Tonneau Cover’?
In the craft of auto upholstery, we often use the term "landau top" to refer to a vehicle's simulated convertible top. But how many of us ever stopped to wonder where the term comes from and why it's used? … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It a ‘Landau Top’?
Depending on which part of the world you live, you might call the rear compartment of a car the “trunk”, “boot” or even a “dickie”. But do you know where these terms come from? Let's take a closer look. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It a ‘Trunk’?
Like most people, you probably use the terms "dashboard" and "instrument panel" interchangeably without giving much thought to where the two words come from. However, their origins are quite interesting and definitely something every auto trimmer should know. … [Read more...] about Why Do We Call It a ‘Dashboard’?