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The headrest is fixed to the seat in a vehicle and functions to enhance safety and comfort for the driver while driving.
The headrest is designed to fit the make and model of your car and supports the head and neck, helping to keep the head upright, offering comfort and reducing head and neck pain. The headrest functions as a safety feature in a crash or when brakes are applied suddenly, by supporting the head and neck and minimising injury. The headrest can be a major factor in avoiding whiplash injuries as a result of a collision.
The headrest can be adjusted, moving forwards and backwards, so that the right tilt can be obtained. Some headrests incorporate winged sections to help support the driver's head from unwanted lateral movement.
Whether making a short trip to the local shop or travelling long distances in your car, it's important that the headrest, along with the rest of the seat, provides support, comfort and functionality. Car seats and headrests are generally covered in leather, cloth or synthetic materials like neoprene or synthetic leather. The material used to cover the seat and headrest should be strong, tough, practical, comfortable, long lasting, easy to clean, aesthetically pleasing and should match the rest of the car interior.
You may need a replacement headrest because your car has been in an accident and the headrest has suffered damage, or perhaps the headrest has simply seen better days and is looking worn, or is torn, ripped or broken. It's important to choose the right headrest that will fit the make and model of your car so purchasing a headrest is the perfect choice.