Leather car seats are a comfortable and luxurious addition to any vehicle, but it can be hard to keep them looking showroom perfect without regular cleaning. Fortunately, this handy guide on how to clean leather car seats provides three different methods with easy-to-follow steps to help you keep dirt at bay!
Remember: Before trying out a new cleaning product on your leather seats, first test it on a small, inconspicuous area. If you notice any adverse effects (colour fading, staining etc.), switch to an alternative product. Avoid wax, silicone, or oil-based products as these can damage leather.
Specialist Products for Cleaning Car Leather
There are some very effective bespoke products on the market for cleaning car leather seats. The perfect finish is not a brilliant sheen as one might assume, but rather a matte elegance.
Follow these steps to restore your leather car seats to their former factory-fresh glory:
- Vacuum the seats using an upholstery attachment to avoid damaging the leather
- Apply specialist car seat cleaner as per the directions on the product
- Wipe down the seats with a damp chamois leather – it’s important to use just enough water to remove all of the cleaning agent, without saturating the leather
- Leave to dry naturally before hitting the road.