How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Hand with microfiber cloth cleaning Interior modern car.

Whether they are in a new or used vehicle, red or yellow, perforated or premium, Mesa car owners are proud of their leather seating. Leather seat care, like all leather care, often can feel intimidating or risky, but Rocky's Auto Credit has a guide to help you assure a spotless, beautiful interior. Learn how to clean leather car seats with us, below.


Leather Seat Care: Materials

To start, let’s go over the materials you can easily get around Phoenix that will be important for this process.

  • Supplies: A soft-bristled brush, microfiber cloth, a rag, a leather conditioner, a ph-neutral cleaning solution, a leather cleaning solution, or soap.
  • What NOT to use: Those wondering how to clean leather car seats are probably most afraid of damaging or staining the seats. To avoid this, do not use sharp objects, household cleaners, furniture polish, dark cloths, or detergents on your leather seats!

How to Clean Leather Seats: Step by Step

Now that we know what to use (and what to avoid!), go about leather seat care by following these steps:

  • Vacuum first: Remove all the dirt and debris with a vacuum cleaner, being sure to use a soft bristle attachment.
  • Apply the solution: Use your chosen cleaner from the list above to clean your seats with your brush and cloth. Perforated leather seat-owners should take special care to not get the liquid inside the perforations.
  • Apply leather conditioner: Leather conditioner keeps the leather from cracking, maintaining a smooth surface on your leather seats. Use a microfiber cloth to apply this conditioner carefully.

How to Clean Leather Seats: Maintenance Tips

You can perform a lot of car maintenance at home in Glendale, and leather seat care is no exception. Regularly dusting your leather seats will help keep them looking spiffy. There’s more you can do:

  • Shun the sun: Your leather seats can be bleached and damaged by the sun, so keep your car in the shade when parked and in your garage at home.
  • Be aware of extreme temperatures: Like many parts of your vehicle, extreme temperatures can cause wear on your leather seats, so try to keep your vehicle in climate-controlled places if you can.
  • Keep a handy bottle of leather cleaning solution for emergency spills and other spot-cleaning necessities.

Learn More About Car Care With Rocky's Auto Credit!

Drivers from Mesa to Tempe who want to keep their vehicles in great shape can trust the resources provided by Rocky's Auto Credit. We’re happy to share tips on topics like leather seat care, removing dents, hand car wash vs. touchless car wash, and jump starting for our customers and members of our community! Please contact us today with any and all car maintenance questions!

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