AUTOMOTIVE UPHOLSTERY

TEMPE, AZ  | PHOENIX, AZ

Auto Upholstery

 Custom Interiors and Repair

Does your car interior need an upgrade? You've come to the place! At Apex Customs we offer a full range of automotive upholstery services to take your car, truck, or SUV to the next level. From new carpets to reupholstered seats and everything in between, our expert technicians can wrap, cover, pad and sew anything your custom ride needs to take it to the next level. 

A custom interior is one of the best investments you can make on your custom ride. While a vinyl wrap or new wheels will capture the attention of the people you pass on the road, a luxury interior is for you and your passengers. The majority of the time you spend with your car, truck, or SUV is spent inside the vehicle. Enhance the enjoyment of your investment by upgrading your seats with new seat covers or wrapping your steering wheel in soft leather and custom stitching. Let us help you build the ride of your dreams and set your custom vehicle apart from the crowd making it the envy of even the most sophisticated car enthusiast.

 

Unlike the competition, we're not just an upholstery shop, we are a full-service custom automotive shop that works exclusively to customize your car, truck, or SUV from the ground up. No need to remove panels or seats, just drop your car off at our shop, share the vision for your custom ride with our technicians, then pick your car up a few days later. We can upholster anything you bring us, from classics and exotics to daily drivers, boats, and RVs, we have the tools, skills, and expertise to complete your project on-time and under budget. In addition to custom interior services, we also offer upholstery repairs of your OEM interiors from tears and burns to splits and frays, we will get your car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle looking like new again. 

Upholstery Services

  • Carpets

  • Center Consoles

  • Convertible Tops

  • Custom Panels

  • Dashboards

  • Door Panels

  • Headliners

  • Headrests

  • Pillars, Sail Panels, and Trim

  • Seats

  • Shift Boots

  • Steering Wheel Wraps​​

  • Boat Interiors

  • RV Interiors

Our commitment is to provide you professional-quality results at an affordable price paired with industry leading turn around time for your upholstery project. We offer full-service automotive interior upholstery services for Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale and surrounding areas. Contact us today and tell us about your upholstery project and we’ll provide you a customized quote backed by the best customer service, quality of workmanship, and pricing in the auto upholstery industry.

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Car Upholstery Services

Automotive upholstery upgrade will take your custom car, truck, or SUV to the next level of sophistication and customization. There is nothing more powerful at setting your ride apart from the rest than a custom interior. It will add comfort, style, and luxury to your driving experience so you can enjoy every minute you spend in your pride and joy. Whether you need to replace the worn leather on your tired seats, replace damage to your headliner, or create a whole new custom look, our custom automotive upholstery shop has you covered. As a full-service custom automotive shop, we will ensure your car is given the white glove treatment from start to finish. 

Upholstered Seats & Seat Covers

Are your car, truck, or SUV seats a little tired from years of wear? Whether you're looking for a little more cushion and comfort, looking to refresh the worn covers or want to upgrade the appearance of your ride, the skilled technicians at our Phoenix upholstery shop have you covered. We can create new custom seat covers out of just about any material you're looking for from leather to suede. Alternatively, if there is a custom car seat cover from Katzkin or The Seat Shop that you've had your eye on, we can source and install them for you.

 

Adding a set of custom upholstered seats is one of the best ways to add a unique and stylish look to your ride. Custom car seat covers come in a wide range of options, styles, and textures. The most common application is a standard tan or black leather, however, an increasingly common style is to mix a colored suede in the middle of the seat cover with soft leather on the bolsters and headrest. Another popular option is sheepskin seat covers. Our technicians can also use a custom colored stitching to your covers for a stylish contrast that will really catch the attention of your passengers. 


A car seat cover project typically requires a few days for proper installation, if you're looking to redo all of the seats in a larger vehicle such as an SUV, it may take up to a week for the entire project. Our expert sales team will help walk you through your options and provide a detailed time and cost estimate, just submit a quote request to get the process started.

Headrests

Looking to add some custom stitching, logos, or colors to your headrest? Maybe you have a car video project that requires a custom upholstery job to wrap your new video monitors in a factory fit and finish. At our Phoenix headrest upholstery and stitching shop, we can bring your interior project to the next level by creating the custom headrests of your dreams. 

 

Headrest upholstery projects range in cost and time based on the number of headrests you want to get covered and how intricate of a design or pattern you're looking to create. If you require intricate custom stitching and embroidery, we may need to send it out to our supplier to have it commercially embroidered. Fill out a quote request to get a detailed time and price estimate.  

Door Panels

Looking to add some style to your door panels? Door panel upholstery is a common interior upgrade that will help take your ride from boring to inspiring. Suede or leather door panel inserts will set your car, truck, or SUV apart from the competition. Whether you're looking for a completely custom door panel to accommodate a new set of door speakers or tweeters, or just want to add some luxury to your OEM door panels, we have you covered at our Phoenix upholstery shop. 

 

The most common materials used for a door panel upgrade are leather and suede. Leather door panel inserts are available in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns including perforated. Turn around time for a door panel can be anywhere from a few days to a week depending on how intricate of a design you are looking for as well as the size and number of panels that will be wrapped. ​Fill out a quote request to get an accurate time and cost estimate from our sales team. ​

Headliners

A custom upholstered headliner for your car, truck, or SUV is a simple and cost effective solution to upgrade the entire look of your interior. Many of our customers are blown away at how much a suede headliner transforms the visual experience inside their custom ride. Whether you're looking to fix a sagging headliner, remove stains from a worn headliner, or completely transform your ride with a custom suede or leather headliner, we have you covered at our Phoenix headliner upholstery shop. 

 

A new trend in the custom automotive upholstery industry is to create a "starry night" or "galaxy" headliner where you pair LED lighting with a black suede cover to create a stunning visual experience at night. Apex Customs, paired with our very own LED lighting brand Axium lighting is the leading provider of these truly unique upgrades. Our lighting and upholstery technicians work in tandem to create a galaxy headliner that will leave your passengers stunned as they gaze into the stars of your custom ride. We even provide a LED controller that will time your lights to create a "twinkle" effect. 

 

Apex Customs Phoenix has the skills, experience, and expertise to ensure your custom upholstered headliner is removed, wrapped and re-installed professionally so your warranties are enforced and your investment will last. If you have any questions about the process or options, contact our sales staff today so they can walk you through the entire process and your wide range of options.

Dashboards

Is your dashboard damaged from the harsh Arizona sun? There no better way to breathe new life into your car, truck, or SUV dashboard than a custom upholstery wrap. At our Phoenix auto upholstery shop, we will wrap your dashboard in leather with a custom stitching to add a luxury appearance to your car, truck, or SUV.  We can even build in custom patterns and logos to really make your ride unique. 

 

Dashboards are often overlooked when enthusiasts are considering an upholstery project. If you're going to invest in a custom interior, consider topping it off by wrapping that ugly plastic dash in a smooth leather finish. 

 

Dashboards require a considerable amount of labor to remove from the vehicle. As a result, a dashboard upholstery job could take a week or longer to complete. Fill out a quote request for an accurate time and price quote. 

Carpets

Are your carpets worn from years of use and dirt? Did you spill something that left a nasty stain or smell? If you're looking to breathe new life into your ride with some new carpets, Apex Customs Phoenix has you covered. We can install brand new carpets throughout your car, truck, or SUV from front to back. An automotive carpet replacement is also a great option if you're looking to change the color of your interior. We can color match your new carpet with the color of your seats and other interior parts. 

 

A car carpet replacement requires all of the seats and interior trim be removed from the car so a replacement typically requires at least a few days of installation time. If you want an accurate time and cost quote for a carpet replacement, fill out our quote request form and our sales staff will put together an accurate time and price estimate for your project.

Center Console

Most center consoles these days are made out of ABS plastic giving your car, truck, or SUV a cheaper appearance than it deserves. At our Phoenix car upholstery shop, we can upgrade your interior by padding and wrapping your center console in leather or suede with custom stitching to add that premium look and feel. 

 

A center console upholstery upgrade is a quick and affordable way to add a luxury touch to your car interior. If you plan to upgrade your seat covers or shift boot, we can even match the material and stitching to make it a complete package. A center console leather wrap is a relatively quick job that can be performed within a day. If you're interested in a detailed quote, submit a quote request and our sales team will provide you all of the details you need to get your project started.

Pillars, Sail Panels & Trim

Interior trim pieces these days are made out of ABS plastic which ruins the interior appearance of your car, truck, or SUV. At our Phoenix car upholstery shop, we can pad your trim pieces and wrap them in your choice of suede, leather, or a combination of both to create a modern luxury feel and appearance to your interior.  If you have any plans to upholster your headliner, wrapping your pillars, sail panels and trim in matching suede or leather is a must!

The time and cost required to upholster your trim and pillars depends on a few factors and can vary from a day to a week. We highly recommend you combine any upholstery projects you plan to complete to one project to reduce the labor cost required to remove and reinstall your panels. When you're ready to get a detailed project cost, just fill out our quote request and our team will provide you all the details you need. 

Steering Wheel Wraps

Is your steering wheel in need of an upgrade or leather wrap repair? Our Phoenix upholstery crew has the tools, experience, and skill to wrap your steering wheel in any material and stitching you're interested in. A custom leather-upholstered steering wheel adds a premium look and feel to the most important component in your car's interior. 

 

Steering wheel wraps are only limited by how creative you want to be. There are many materials you can use, but we recommend leather as it can stand up to the sweat and abuse your steering wheel will endure over the years. We can also match your stitching color to other interior components like seats, door panels, and center consoles. Typically we will need to remove the steering wheel for installation so a steering wheel wrap usually takes a day but please feel out a quote request for an accurate timeline and price. 

Shift Boot

A custom upholstered shift boot is a quick and cost-effective way to add an element of luxury to your ride. Most shifter boots are made from cheap vinyl or "pleather" which look cheap and don't hold up to the hot Arizona sun. At our Arizona upholstery shop, we can create a shift boot out of any material you're interested in. We also offer custom stitching patterns and colors and can combine different strips of materials to create a custom appearance that will truly set your car apart from the crowd. 

 

The most common materials used for custom shift boots are suede and leather or a combination of the two. If you have a short shifter installed in your car, we can design your shift boot to fit the new size requirements so your shifter looks factory. As a full-service automotive shop, we can install your shift boot ensuring your shift linkages are installed to factory specs. To get your shift boot project started, submit a quote request today!

Convertible Tops

Is your convertible soft top sun damaged or cracking from years of abuse by the elements? At our Phoenix convertible top repair shop, we can repair or rebuild you entire soft top out of brand new materials so your car looks as good as the day it drove off the lot. We have the tools, skills, and expertise to remove your old top, make a new top out of the material of your choosing, and reinstall to factory spec ensuring there are no annoying air gaps to cause noise as you drive down the highway. 

 

Convertible top repairs and replacements vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. For an accurate estimate on time and cost, fill out our quote request form and a member of our sales team will provide you all the details you need. 

Custom Panels

Do you have a custom interior panel you need fabricated or upholstered? The highly skilled staff at our Phoenix auto upholstery shop can fabricate, pad and upholster anything your custom car, truck, or SUV requires. Whether you have a custom car audio project you need to finish off with leather, fabric, or suede or need a custom pillar fabricated to house your engine performance gauges, we've got you covered.

 

Custom panels by their very nature require a custom quote. The time and cost required to complete your project vary on how intricate the project is and how big of a panel or component needs to be created. To get your project started, fill out a quote request and the skilled sales team at Apex Customs Phoenix will develop a project plan and price quote based on your requirements.

Boat Interior

Is your boat's interior damaged or color faded from the Arizona sun? At our Phoenix boat upholstery shop, we can repair and fabricate seats, covers, tops or any custom boat upholstery project you need to be completed. Whether your boat's upholstery is damaged or needs brand new cushions and covers, our skilled upholstery techs will breathe new life into your investment. Boat seat cushion repair can be completed by dropping your cushions off at our shop and picking them back up. If you have a boat upholstery job that requires your boat to be onsite, you can drop it off at our Phoenix shop and pick it back up when the project is completed. 

 

At Apex Customs, we strive for professional quality results at affordable prices. Boat upholstery projects vary depending on how many pieces you need to have upholstered or repaired, the materials you would like to use for your project, and the complexity of the design patterns. Fill out a quote request to get a detailed cost and time estimate. 

Bus & Van Interior

Do you have a custom bus or van in need of an upgrade? Our Phoenix custom interior shop has you covered. We offer a full range of services that will allow you to complete your entire project in one stop. We offer lighting, car audio and video, upholstery and even custom fabrication to create the party or travel bus or van of your dreams. Don't get stuck running your van from shop to shop to complete your custom build, just drop your vehicle off at our Phoenix shop and pick it up when the project is complete. 

 

A custom van or bus interior has an almost limitless range of customization options. At Apex Customs our designers can help you plan out your project so the final product meets your expectations while staying within budget. We can also help you source any product or furniture you desire for your custom van or bus project. Fill out a quote request today to get an accurate estimate of the time and cost required to complete your custom interior project. 

RV Interior

Does your RV need an interior upgrade? Are your RV seats in need of repair or replacement? We've got your covered at our Phoenix RV upholstery shop. From sofas to drivers seats and panels, our skilled technicians can fabricate, upholster, and install your custom RV interior project with skill and precision ensuring everything is properly installed and secured to factory specs.  We also offer lighting and audio video services making us a one stop shop for your RV customization needs. 

 

Custom RV projects vary in terms of price, scope, and project time depending on the materials used, the size of the project, as well as the intricacies of your interior design. To get an accurate quote for your custom RV interior project, submit a quote request and our sales staff will plan and price your project to fit within your budget and time requirements.  

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Upholstery Repair

Car interiors are subject to constant wear and tear. As hard as car enthusiasts work to keep their upholstery clean and well cared for, in time damage is inevitable. At Apex Customs, even if you're not in the market for a full custom interior, we can handle any interior repairs your car, truck, van, or SUV may need. We are dedicated to restoring your upholstery back to a like-new condition. 

 

Phoenix Upholstery Repairs

  • Leather Car Seat Repair

  • Auto Upholstery Repair

  • Vinyl Upholstery Repair

  • Interior Carpet Repair

  • Headliner and Visor Repair

  • Center Console Repair

  • Dashboard Repair

  • Steering Wheel Wrap Repair

  • Convertible Top Repair

  • Speaker Cover Repair

  • Smoke & Odor Elimination

Damage We Can Fix

  • Tears

  • Burns

  • Holes

  • Seams

  • Stain Removal

  • Color Restoration

  • Scratches

  • Bleach Spots

  • Visor Strap Repair

  • Dent Removal

  • Cracks

Custom upholstery services for Cars, Trucks, Boats, and RVs

Serving all of Maricopa County in Aironza including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and Peoria

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Starlight Galaxy Headliner

At Apex Customs we specialize in one of the coolest custom interior options available on the market today. Our expert upholstery technicians teamed up with our expert automotive lighting technicians and a set of Axium LED's to create a one of a kind starlight headliner. Inspired by the Rolls Royce $12,925 starlight headliner option, we developed a similar headliner for any automotive application at a fraction of the price. 

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Upholstery Ideas

Looking for some inspiration for your custom auto upholstery project? When it comes to custom interiors, the most challenging step can be deciding the design you want to implement in your ride. Our Phoenix upholstery technicians can help you design any interior you're looking for and walk you through options if you're having trouble making a decision. To help kick start your ideas, here are some hot interiors to give you inspiration:

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Auto Upholstery Fabrics

When it comes to auto upholstery, one of the most important considerations for any repairs or custom interiors is the material used. At Apex, it’s important to us that you are completely satisfied with your interior projects finished product. Understanding your material options for upholstery is a critical first step in ensuring you fall in love with your interior. Here are the most common materials used in modern automotive interiors.

Nylon Car Upholstery

Fabric car upholstery is a common car interior due to its lower cost and material availability. Nylon is the most common material for a fabric auto interior due to its durability, porous properties, color and pattern availability. Nylon fabric is weaved making it harder to tear or puncture over other fabrics. It is stain resistant, provided you wash spills before they dry, and should be cleaned with a combination of mild detergent and hot water.

 

While nylon is the least expensive auto upholstery option on the market, there are a few drawbacks. Cloth interiors are more susceptible to stains and are not as durable as their leather and vinyl counterparts. A vehicle with a cloth fabric upholstery is harder to sell on the used car market which impacts the residual value of your investment.

Polyester Car Upholstery

Polyester is the most commonly used in auto upholstery applications as microsuede. As a soft fabric that mimics the texture and feel of suede leather, polyester is a very comfortable material for car interiors. The major drawback of microsuede polyester is its difficulty to clean. Not only is it a porous material, but it’s also prone to stains and dirt due to its texture. The best way to clean a microsuede fabric is to use a wrung-out damp cloth and a cleaning detergent that is made specifically for microsuede. Be careful not to get the suede too wet as it is susceptible to water stains.

 

Another common form of polyester used in car upholstery is polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE--also known as Teflon. Teflon Polyester is good for auto interior applications due to its strength. There is also a UV-resistant style of PTFE that is good for sun-soaked interiors. Resistant to cleaning chemicals, mildew and mold, PTFE is a common alternative to Nylon. Several automotive manufacturers combine polyester with nylon to meld the best qualities of each for a perfect combination of strength and cost effectiveness.

Vinyl Car Upholstery

Vinyl, another common auto upholstery material, is a non-porous and waterproof material which unlike its fabric counterparts, can be wiped clean with a damp towel. In most cases, the only time you need to use a vinyl specific cleaner is for stubborn stains or residue. Most vinyl materials used in car upholstery is designed to take on the characteristics of leather or suede which gives it the appearance of leather with the hard-wearing durability of vinyl. It has similar properties to PVC but is available in a soft, firm, pliable, or hard finish.

 

There is also a faux vinyl which is a mock vinyl material developed to emulate real vinyl at a fraction of the cost. Vinyl is not fabric, it is a type of plastic made from natural gas, petroleum, and salt. It is more durable than fabric as it does not tear as easily and can stand up against alcohol, spills, and some oils. Vinyl upholstery will retain its form until 150 degrees F. It is available in a variety of colors and can even be manufactured to be transparent.

Faux Leather Car Upholstery

If you’re looking for a car upholstery that looks like leather but don’t have the budget for real leather, Faux leather is a great option. Similar to vinyl, faux leather requires minimal effort to clean and is waterproof. It is a versatile material which can be manufactured to look like almost anything. There are some wild faux leather patterns available, like fake crocodile skin, fake snake skin, and even a dinosaur print. Faux leather doesn’t stain easily and is very durable, it behaves like leather and can be easily wiped clean.

 

To clean faux leather, use a duster to remove loose dirt and dust, and then follow-up with a vacuum. After you’ve removed the loose dirt, mix a detergent with water, dip a clean cloth into the mixture and wring out the water. Wipe down the faux leather surface and immediately follow up with another damp cloth to wipe off the detergent. Finally, use a dry cloth to remove the water.

Leather Car Upholstery

Leather is the most coveted car upholstery material available on the market. It offers a rich, plush finish that has a premium appearance and exotic style. Leather can be colored and is available in a variety of patterns which can be firm or soft depending on personal choice. While leather isn’t technically a fabric, it is a standard material for auto interiors in high-end sedans, sports cars, and SUVs. It is treated through a tanning processed combined with chromium salts which soften the material. Leather can is sourced from calfskin, kiwi, ostrich, or buffalo. There are also synthetic leathers available for those who are looking for an alternative while retaining the visual aesthetics of the real thing.

 

Leather must get cleaned with care and the proper products. We highly advise against trying to skimp on the cleaning materials when you clean your leather interior. Using a cleaning agent that is not intended to get used on leather could strip the leather of its natural oils causing it to dry and crack. The proper way to clean leather is to remove any lingering dust or oils that are present on the leather surface. Next, ensure the surface is completely dry, then use a clean cloth to apply a leather upholstery conditioner. Use liberal amounts of the conditioner and be sure not to leave clumps in one area. Use the cleaner as evenly as you can and rub it on the leather, so it absorbs the oils. Once finished, place your vehicle in a shady area overnight to keep it away from UV light exposure.

PVC Car Upholstery

PVC is another common material used for car upholstery. It is a soft plastic vinyl style material which is pliable and easy to form around interior objects. Commonly used in lower-end models of cars, trucks, van’s, and SUV’s, it is available in black and white and can be colored to match just about any color. It stretches well but is notorious for being sticky and hot to sit on in hot weather. Heat has the tendency to make PVC upholstery sweat which is very uncomfortable for the driver. If you have a vehicle with PVC in Arizona, we advise against wearing shorts!

 

PCV is plastic and can be cleaned the same way as vinyl interiors. It can hold up to a variety of cleaners, but we recommend using a standard upholstery cleaner. The one benefit of PVC over a cloth interior is you can easily wipe off spills to prevent stains.

Wool Car Upholstery

Wool was a standard fabric used in older vehicle upholstery. Most cars manufactured between 1920 and the early 1950’s used wool which is woven into a patterned cloth. It was commonly spun into a plain broadcloth or Bedford cord and used on seat upholstery. There are still some specialty manufacturers who produce wool fabric as well as replica materials that are more durable and comfortable. If you’re looking for a custom interior on an older vehicle, our upholstery technicians can re-create your traditional look in either a replica or original wool material.

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