How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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Leather seating surfaces are widely-regarded as a must for many Downey and Glendale luxury car shoppers. While there are beginning to be an increasing amount of lower-maintenance, more environmentally-friendly options, like vegan leather and synthetic leather, genuine leather upholstery is still a pretty popular option, and there’s a good chance that your car has the real deal. If so, you’re probably wondering how to take care of it. Learn how to clean leather car seats the right way now with INFINITI of Downtown LA, or check out all of our helpful service tips!

Here’s How to Clean Leather Car Seats in Four Steps

Want your car’s leather to look like new again? You’ll want to be sure you clean and then condition your leather per the following steps:

  1. To begin, you’ll be sure to vacuum the crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, or debris. 
  2. Once you’ve vaccuumed,apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery making sure to avoid getting any liquid cleaner into any perforations. It can help to spray cleaner onto a clean cloth.
  3. Use a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery. 
  4. After your seats are clean, apply an approved leather conditioner to your seats, and gently work that in using a clean cloth. Let the conditioner dry and then buff out excess with another clean microfiber cloth. Using a leather conditioner will help keep your seats supple and avoid cracking over time. 

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

Dusting your leather for light cleaning on occasion in Downey can be done with a damp colorless soft cloth. For a more thorough cleaning, you can use warm water with a bit of soap or a dedicated pH-balanced leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. You can check your owner’s manual for recommendations. Do not, however, use any of these items to clean leather car seats: 

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

More Car Leather Care Tips

  1. It’s a good idea to have a travel bottle of leather cleaner and clean microfiber cloths on hand in your vehicle. This will help you keep your seats clean of dust, spills, and debris while on the go around Glendale. 
  2. Store your vehicle in a garage or carport as much as possible. Avoiding extreme temperatures and UV rays can help preserve the life of your leather. 
  3. When out running errands in Downey or running errands in Alhambra, be on the lookout for shaded parking spots. Parking in the shade can prevent sun bleaching and damage. 

Want to Know More About Cleaning Leather Car Seats?

Want to learn everything you need to know about how to clean car leather seats? The INFINITI of Downtown LA service center can help. Contact us to learn more.

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