How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Buying a vehicle with leather seats can be an exhilarating feeling, turning your drives through Conway into a luxury cruise on wheels. While they do feel better than simple cloth seats, they also come with more rigid care to maintain their quality. Beach Automotive Group wants to help you understand the proper leather seat care tips and techniques to keep your seats in great quality for the life of your vehicle. This can be true whether you’re looking for a new vehicle or plan to purchase a pre-owned vehicle.

Tips on Proper Leather Seat Care

Here are a few tips to maintain the life of your leather seats, and to help you understand how to clean leather car seat upholstery:

  • Vacuum: This is an important step, as you’ll need to get any dirt, debris, and dust from the crevices of your seats.
  • Cleaning Solution: You’ll need a pH-neutral cleaning solution to use on your upholstery, being careful to avoid any holes or perforations with the liquid.
  • Cleaning Rag: Next use a soft-bristled brush and microfiber cloth on your upholstery, being gentle to avoid damaging the leather.
  • Conditioner: Finally use a leather conditioner on your seats, working it in with a clean microfiber cloth. Once the conditioner is dry, buff in with a fresh microfiber cloth. This is important to keep the leather supple and soft, and avoid any cracks.

Additional Leather Care Tips

  • Keep a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and microfiber clothes in the vehicle. You never know when a spill or accident may happen, and it is best to clean them quickly.
  • When you’re running errands in Murrells Inlet, try to park in shaded parking spots. The sun can bleach and damage leather, so using shaded spots can keep them healthy longer.
  • Use a garage to store your vehicle whenever possible if you’re in Florence. Avoiding extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can preserve the life of your leather upholstery.

Do I Need Additional Cleaning Supplies?

When you’re learning how to clean leather car seats, it’s best to keep all of your cleaning supplies in one area. You’ll need colorless, simple rags that you can use while damp for dusting the seats. For a thorough cleaning, you’ll want to use warm water with a bit of soap or you can purchase specially made leather cleaning wipes. Your owner’s manual should also come with more information and recommendations for maintaining the leather’s quality. However you’ll want to avoid using any of the following products on your seats:

  • Furniture polish
  • Detergents
  • Household cleaners
  • Sharp objects that can scratch or tear
  • Dark rags or clothes

Want to Know More About Car Care Tips?

For more information on leather seat care,, or more care tips for your vehicles, our experts in the service department are always here to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to bring your car in for service, or stop by just to chat with our knowledgeable staff.

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