How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Car Detailing Leather Seats


Many drivers love the look and feel of leather seats. If you want to take your Vineland commute to the next level, you may be interested in a new vehicle with this sophisticated feature. However, leather seats require a bit more care than cloth alternatives. Ensure proper leather seat care with these helpful tips from Volkswagen of Salem County.

Tips for How to Clean Leather Car Seats

If you want your leather seats to remain in pristine condition for many years to come, the tips below can help.

  1. The first thing you will want to do is vacuum the crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, or debris. 
  2. After the seats have been vacuumed,apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery. If you have perforated leather seats, you will want to be careful that the liquid cleaner does not get into the perforations. 
  3. Use a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery. 
  4. Once you have cleaned the seats, it is a good idea to use a leather conditioner on the seats. Apply it with a clean microfiber cloth. Let conditioner dry and then buff in with another clean microfiber cloth. The purpose of a leather conditioner is to keep the leather soft and minimize the risk of cracking. 

What Cleaning Products Should I Use?

You should use a colorless, simple damp rag to lightly dust your car seats in Millville. If you plan on washing the seats more thoroughly, you can use warm water with a bit of soap or a specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. You may find suggestions in your owner’s manual on what products to use. Keep in mind that there are some products that you will not want to use on your leather seats. These items include: 

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

More Leather Care Tips for Your Vehicle 

  1. Keep a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths on hand in your vehicle. This can help prevent damage from unexpected spills or your next weekend adventure around Washington Township. 
  2. If you are able to keep your vehicle in a garage, it is best to do so. The less the vehicle is exposed to extreme temperatures, the better it is for keeping the leather in the best condition possible.
  3. When you can, try to park in the shade. Avoiding the sun as much as you can will help prevent the leather from fading.

Learn More About Cleaning Leather Car Seats with Volkswagen of Salem County

If you would like additional information on how to care for your leather seats, do not hesitate to reach out to the experts at Volkswagen of Salem County. We want to help you keep your car looking like new. We are also happy to share our top vehicle maintenance tips

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