Mastering the Basics: A Guide to Installing Lumbar Back Support in Your Vehicle
Installing lumbar back support in your car seat is an important and easy way to get the right posture and avoid any potential pain in your lower back. With the help of some cushions, your car seat can not only be more comfortable but also more ergonomic. Here is a guide to help you install lumbar back support in your car seat.
First, you’ll need to choose the type of lumbar back support best suited for you. Many manufacturers offer lumbar support as an optional feature, although it’s becoming a common feature in many new cars. The most common type of lumbar support is a cushioned foam. Memory foam is especially popular because it conforms to your body’s shape, distributing the weight throughout the whole surface. You can purchase foam to fit your seat or get it cut to size at a foam shop.
Once you have the foam, you’ll need to remove the seat cover to install it. Pull the cover out of the retaining folds at the back of the seat, and remove any plastic clips that are holding it in place. After cutting away the fabric at the center of the seat, slide the foam into place. Replace the clips and tuck the seat cover back into place. Your lumbar support should now be in place and you can enjoy the ergonomic benefits it brings.
If you don’t want to open up your seat cover to install lumbar back support, you can purchase a cushion that can be placed behind your back. This is a great option if more than one person drives the same car and not all of them need lumbar support, or if you travel around a lot. You can also get a seat cover with lumbar support already incorporated into it, which can look just like your car’s original upholstery.
No matter which lumbar support option you choose, be sure you test it out and adjust it if necessary. Sit in a straight position and make sure it’s in the right spot and the right angle for your back. If it doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right. If you take the time to find the right lumbar support, you’ll be relieved to know that your car seat is helping you keep the right posture.