How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning Leather Car Seat


Upgrading to a new Toyota with leather car seats is a great way to treat yourself to a luxurious commute from Cadillac to Manistee. If you’re looking to retain that level of comfort for years to come, learning how to clean leather car seats is crucial. Proper leather seat care will extend the life of your interior and help you travel with that opulent feeling for many miles ahead. Learn more tips about cleaning your vehicle with our Serra Toyota of Traverse City team below!

Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Taking on leather seat care in your own Glen Arbor driveway is a breeze when you follow our expert steps:

  1. Vacuum the crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, or major debris. 
  2. Once you’ve cleared your seats, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery. Be sure to avoid getting any liquids into the perforations. 
  3. With a microfiber cloth and a soft-bristled brush, gently clean your upholstery. 
  4. After you’ve cleaned your seats, apply an appropriate leather conditioner to your seats. Gently work in the conditioner with a clean microfiber cloth. Allow the conditioner to dry and then use another fresh microfiber cloth to buff it in. Using a leather conditioner will prolong the life of your seats and prevent cracking. 

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

In order to properly clean your seats, wet a colorless, simple rag to lightly dust your seats. For more thorough cleaning, you can mix a bit of soap and warm water, or work with a specially made leather car seat cleaner to wipe your seats. You can review your owner’s manual to find recommendations on preferred products. No matter what tools you select, you’ll want to avoid the following:

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

Additional Leather Care Tips

  1. Travel with a small bottle of leather cleaning solution and microfiber cloths to take on small spills as they arise. This will help you keep your vehicle free from dust, spills, and debris. 
  2. If you can, park your vehicle in a garage as often as possible. Avoiding extreme weather fluctuations will prolong the lifespan of your leather. 
  3. When out and about, park in the shade when you can. Parking in the shade will prevent sun bleaching from overexposure. 

Learn More About Car Care in Traverse City

Now that you know how to clean leather car seats, your vehicle will provide comfortable travel for the long haul. If you’re looking for other leather seat care tips or your vehicle needs a professional touch, our service team is here to help. Contact us today to learn how we can serve your automotive needs!

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