After noticing my friends 05 drivers side leather seat starting to tear near the seat belt I clued him into using the running boards! It amazes me that so many think the running boards are there for looks and almost never use them! To save your seats from tearing and getting the door side slope use your running boards! When you get in the vehicle from the drivers side use your left foot, on the passenger side use your right foot. You will see how easy it is to step up swing your leg in and set your butt down without stressing your leather.