How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Wiping Down Leather Seat

When you purchase a used vehicle with leather seats, you’re making a great investment, as the leather seats feel more luxurious than cloth. Because of this, taking care of your seats requires additional care to keep the upholstery looking brand new. Learn proper leather seat care by learning how to clean leather seats with the service experts at Western Motors Merced.

Want to Know How to Clean Leather Car Seats?

Follow these steps to learn how to clean leather car seats:

  1. Start by vacuuming the crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. Next, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery, but don’t get any liquid cleaner into any perforations.
  3. Using a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush, gently clean the leather upholstery.
  4. Once your seats are cleaned, apply an approved leather conditioner to your seats, and gently work in using a clean microfiber cloth. Let the conditioner dry before buffing in another clean microfiber cloth. A leather conditioner helps keep your seats looking supple and avoids cracking.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

It’s recommended that you use a colorless and simple damp rag to lightly dust your seats at home near Modesto. If you want a more thorough cleaning, warm water with a little soap or a specially made leather cleaner can be used to wipe down your seats. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual has excellent recommendations. No matter which cleaner you use, there are products that you should avoid using on your seats:

  • Sharp objects that may scratch
  • Household cleaner
  • Dark cloths
  • Detergents
  • Furniture polish

Additional Leather Care Tips

  • Have a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and a clean microfiber cloth in your car to keep your seats clean of dust, spills, and debris while on the go around Atwater.
  • Try to park in a garage as much as possible. Avoiding extreme temperatures also helps preserve the life of your leather.
  • When out running errands in Chowchilla or Merced, park in shaded parking spots, because it can prevent any damage and sun bleaching.

Learn More Leather Car Care Tips at Western Motors Merced!

Want more tips about how to clean car seats or remove stickers from your car? Give us our service center a call! We can also make sure that your vehicle continues performing at its best. We’ll offer helpful service tips and recommendations.

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