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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning Leather Car seats

At O'Hara Motors, you can buy or order any number of models with premium finishes. One popular option is leather seating surfaces. If you enjoy commuting from Sandwich to Mashpee with the comfort and support provided by leather seating, then you’re likely interested in leather seat care. Learning how to clean leather car seats isn’t much of a challenge at all, and it will go a long way toward preserving the quality and integrity of your vehicle. Read on through our service guide below to learn more about simple leather seat care. 

Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Ready to learn how to clean leather car seats? Follow these steps:

  1. First, you’ll want to start by vacuuming all the crevices of the seats to remove dirt, dust, and debris. 
  2. After clearing the major debris, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to the upholstery. If you have perforated seats, you’ll want to show extra caution to avoid getting the solution in them. 
  3. Work with a microfiber cloth and a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the leather surfaces. 
  4. Once the seats are clean, apply a leather conditioner to your seats. Gently work it in with a clean microfiber cloth. This extra step will ensure that your seats remain supple and will help prevent cracking. 

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

While you might be tempted to grab your household cleaners and get to work on your vehicle, you’ll want to show a bit of caution when cleaning leather seats. Work with a colorless damp rag to dust your interior. From there, you may want to use a warm water and soap solution made with a leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. Your owner’s manual may have recommendations on which products to select. No matter what, you’ll want to avoid the following materials

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

Additional Leather Care Tips

  1. Travel with a bottle of leather cleaning solution and some fresh microfiber cloths. Having these on hand will be invaluable when dealing with those inevitable spills. 
  2. If you can, park your vehicle in a garage as often as possible. Extreme weather shifts can harm the leather in your vehicle over time. 
  3. When out and about, park in the shade whenever possible. Too much direct sun exposure on your leather surfaces can lead to cracking, damage, and sun bleaching. 

Want to Know More About Cleaning Leather Car Seats?

While you’re likely equipped to take on leather seat care in your own Bourne garage, you can always book an appointment with us for those bigger projects. Our expert service team can handle everything from simple tire rotations to major engine repairs. Visit us in Falmouth whenever you need affordable and dependable automotive service.

 

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