2020 Dodge Challenger Seating

How To Clean Leather Car Seats

A car with leather upholstery is an exciting upgrade, but there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to proper leather seat care. Whether you’re cleaning up on-the-go or performing a deep-cleaning at home in Minneapolis, make sure you’re using the proper cleaning techniques and materials for your car’s interior. Check out the guide below from Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to learn more!



Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

To get your leather car seats looking as good as new, follow these steps:

  1. Vacuum between your seats and in any seams to remove dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. Next, apply a ph-neutral cleaning solution to the upholstery. If your upholstery is perforated leather, make sure to use the solution sparingly to prevent any liquid cleaner from getting into the perforations.
  3. Using a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush, gently scrub the leather upholstery with the cleaning solution.
  4. After cleaning, condition the leather with an approved leather conditioner to keep your seat leather supple. Not sure which products to use? You can purchase leather conditioners that are safe for your car upholstery at our service center.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

Using the proper cleaning products and supplies is crucial for leather seat care. That’s because different products work best for different vehicles, and the wrong product can scratch or dry out your car seats. When lightly dusting your car seats before cleaning, use a plain, undyed cloth. 

For washing, use a bit of soap and warm water with an approved leather seat care product. Check your owner’s manual or call our service team for recommendations. Be sure to avoid cleaning your leather seats with the following products:

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

Additional Leather Care Tips

  • Prepare for on-the-go cleanups by keeping a supply of microfiber cloths and a travel bottle of leather seat care solution in the glove box.
  • If you plan to be out all day in Chaska or Chanhassen, try to park in the shade whenever possible. Staying out of the sun can help prevent sun damage and bleaching.

Want to Know More About Leather Seat Care?

Now that you have a handle on the basics of how to clean leather car seats get in touch with the service department at Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Waconia for details about the leather upholstery in your vehicle. We’re happy to supply you with product recommendations, maintenance techniques, and other car-care tips.

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