How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Wiping Down Leather Seat

If you just got a new-to-you car or pickup truck in Visalia with leather car seats, you’re probably pretty proud. We get a lot of questions about leather seat care at Western Motors Fresno: when to do it, what kinds of products to use, and other tips for keeping that interior in good shape. We cover how to clean leather car seats below!

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Leather seat care just requires some attention to detail, but any Clovis driver can learn how to do it! Here are the simple steps required for how clean leather car seats and make your car look like new again: 

  1. Start by vacuuming your seats and all the crevices of your vehicle, getting out all the debris and dust. 
  2. Use a pH-neutral solution on the upholstery. Make sure to avoid placing this liquid cleaner in any perforations. 
  3. Take a microfiber cloth and gently wipe down the leather upholstery. Use a soft-bristled brush for extra care 
  4. Now, apply a leather conditioner to your vehicle. You can use a microfiber cloth for this conditioner. Let it dry and buff it with another microfiber cloth. Leather conditioner helps prevent cracking in your upholstery.

Leather Seat Care: Cleaning Products 

As we covered above, you don’t need too much fancy equipment to get proper leather seat care. Madera drivers who want to get a thorough wash on their vehicle can also use warm water, a bit of soap, and leather cleaner to wipe down their seats. Many vehicles will have recommendations in their ever-reliable owner’s manual. Really it’s about learning what not to use: 

Don’t use: 

  • Household cleaners 
  • Detergents 
  • Sharp objects 
  • Dark cloths
  • Furniture polish

More Leather Care Tips

  1. A lot of drivers with leather seats like to keep some leather cleaning solution and some microfiber cloths in their vehicles. This will let you perform on-the-go cleaning! 
  2. Avoid extreme temperatures when you’re parking or storing your car. These can hurt the leather. Try parking your vehicle in a garage when you can. 

Learn about Car and Truck Car with Western Motors Fresno

At Western Motors Fresno, we’re all about helping Fresno drivers take extra special care of their vehicles. If you need any help, our service department is here with dependable, expert, and affordable service! Please contact us if you have any questions about leather seat care and more!

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