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How to Clean Car Seats

2020 Toyota 4Runner Seating

While options like cloth and leatherette upholstery have their merits, there’s nothing like the upscale feel of great leather seats on the Houma roads. The tradeoff is that learning how to clean leather car seats takes just a little more time – but it’s well worth the effort! Find out how to clean car seats and condition them like a pro, and pick up your supplies at our parts department in Morgan City!



Steps for How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Leather may be durable, but it needs extra care during the cleaning process when compared to other materials. Luckily, it’s easy to bring out the best in your upholstery with the right tools and techniques.

  1. To start, vacuum your seats. This will remove any dirt, debris, and crumbs on the surface. Be sure to get into all the crevices as well.
  2. Next,apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution. If you have perforated leather, avoid getting the solution into the holes.
  3. Use a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently cleanse the surface of your seats.
  4. After your seats are clean and dried, apply a leather conditioner to your surfaces with a clean microfiber cloth. Let the conditioner dry completely, then buff in with another clean microfiber cloth. This process keeps your leather supple, so it doesn’t crack or peel.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

Use gentle products that are approved for automotive use for the best results. You can dust off your seats with something as simple as a colorless, simple damp rag. When cleaning more thoroughly, use leather cleaners and conditioners that are designed for automotive upholstery. Here are few things to avoid:

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

Additional Leather Care Tips

Knowing how to clean car seats is important, but you can also take simple steps to maintain your upholstery on your daily Thibodaux commute. Here are a few considerations:

  1. Stash a travel bottle of cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths in your car. This allows you to clean up spills immediately while out and about in Lafayette.
  2. Drastic temperature changes can warp your leather, so try to keep your car out of extreme conditions. If you have a garage, keep your car safely tucked away when the weather is bad.
  3. The sun’s UV rays can also cause damage in the forms of bleaching and cracking. Try to park in the shade or look for covered spots to limit your sun exposure.

Learn More About Car Care at Morgan City Toyota

Do you have any additional questions about how to clean leather car seats? Feel free to chat with our service experts in Morgan City for extra service tips and tricks. Visit us at Morgan City Toyota or just contact us online. We can help you find the right products for your make and model, or you can even schedule a detailing for a spotless clean


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