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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

2021 GMC Acadia AT4 Leather Seats
If you’ve just purchased a used Nissan Rogue with leather upholstery, you may be wondering how to keep it looking its best. Leather upholstery in your vehicle is as luxurious as it gets, and it’s important to follow proper leather seat care in order to maintain that luxury. Consult this guide from Auto Express for tips and tricks on how to clean leather car seats at your West Lafayette home. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service center for further advice.

Step-By-Step: How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Keep your leather seats clean and supple by following these leather seat care steps.

  1. Begin by vacuuming the cabin of your vehicle, specifically concentrating on the seat crevices to capture dust, dirt, and debris.
  2. Once loose particles have been removed, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to the leather upholstery, taking care to avoid perforations.
  3. Gently massage the leather upholstery with a microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush.
  4. Once clean, apply a leather conditioner to the seats, working it in with a clean microfiber cloth. This helps to prevent cracking in the leather.
  5. Allow the conditioner to dry, and buff the leather with another clean microfiber cloth.

Leather Seat Care Products

Curious about the specific leather seat care products you should use? A colorless, damp rag can be used to lightly dust your car seats, while a leather cleaner or warm water and a bit of soap would be ideal for a more thorough wash. Your owner’s manual will likely have some recommendations, or you can always consult our parts center near Indianapolis for recommendations. However, you should always avoid the following:

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

Additional Leather Care Tips

Now that you know the basics of how to clean leather car seats, keep these tips in mind:

  1. Keep your vehicle stocked with a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths. They will come in handy if you’re out and about in Crawfordsville and you need to do a quick cleaning.
  2. Park your car in a garage as often as possible. Extreme temperatures negatively impact your leather seats, so temperature control can help preserve the life of your leather.
  3. When running errands around West Lafayette, park in shaded locations. The sun has the potential to bleach and damage leather.

Connect with Auto Express for More Leather Seat Care Tips

Have questions on how to clean leather car seats? Need information on other car care tasks like how to clean a car windshield inside or how to remove stickers from your car? Auto Express is here to help! Schedule service with us if you require assistance.

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