How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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Many drivers choose vehicles with leather seats because they feel more luxurious than cloth and offer a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic. However, they do require more care to keep the upholstery in good condition. Ensure proper leather seat care by following the tips from Butler Auto Group below.

How Do You Keep Leather Seats in Good Condition?

  • Vacuum Your Seats: Dust, dirt, and debris can actually damage your leather seats over time. Vacuum the crevices of your seats to prevent the build-up of harmful debris.
  • Clean Your Seats: Use a pH-neutral cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery. If you have perforated leather seats, be very careful when doing this to avoid getting the cleaning solution inside of the perforations.
  • Condition Your Seats: Take a new microfiber cloth and rub a leather conditioner into the seats.
  • Protect the Leather: If possible, try to keep the leather seats out of the sun in . If you are able to, park in a garage or under a tree to minimize exposure to direct sunlight.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

Periodically, dust your car seats using a colorless, simple damp rag. If your seats need a more thorough cleaning, you can use warm water with a bit of soap or a specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. Be sure to look at your owner’s manual to see if there are suggestions for what products to use and what products to avoid. You can also research what the best type of leather conditioner is for the seats in your particular make and model.

There are certain products you should stay away from when it comes to leather seat care:

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

Want to Know More About Cleaning Leather Car Seats?

If you have additional questions on caring for leather seats, do not hesitate to contact the team at Butler Auto Group. We would be glad to share more tips for keeping your leather seats in pristine condition for many years to come. We would also be happy to share suggestions for properly washing your car and how to clean floor mats. For details on features like paddle shifters, turn to our experts today.

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