For the test apparatus Mace Snag imat-uve has specifically redesigned the thorns of the mace for automobile upholstery according to VDA standard 230-220. The snagging method used for checking the thread pullers inclination of textiles. Thread pullers are besides chafing undesirable signs of wearing on automotive seat covers, they are particularly affected when entering and exiting. The Mace Snag method is already used by many OEM, however, to date there was no standardized test method. Therefore an optimized method of analysis has been prepared and the standard parameters of the test instrument were adjusted for automotive upholstery. This means that all manufacturers and suppliers in the future can adjust real damage patterns on Mace Snag Tester with a unified specification.