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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning Leather Car Seat

If you’re on the hunt for a new vehicle and you’re considering leather seats, even if you already own a vehicle with leather seating, you might be wondering how to clean leather car seats. The service team at MINI of Escondido near San Marcos can help. As long as you have the right cleaning products, it’s pretty simple to clean leather car seats. Learn more about how to clean car seats with this guide from MINI of Escondido. Then, be sure to check out our service specials for your next oil change or tire rotation.

How to Clean Car Seats: Tips for Maintaining Leather Seats

In order to keep your vehicle’s leather seats in great condition, you’ll want to keep the following in mind when it comes to maintaining them for years to come:

  • Vacuum the Seats: Regularly vacuuming your car’s seats helps keep debris, dust, and dirt from building up and eventually breaking down the leather.
  • Clean the Upholstery: If your car’s leather seats are non-perforated, you can use a pH-neutral cleaning solution, as well as a microfiber cloth and a soft-bristled brush, to keep the seats clean. Be sure not to get any liquid cleaner into perforated seats.
  • Use a Leather Conditioner: Using a clean and dry microfiber cloth, rub a small amount of leather conditioner into the seats to keep them smooth.
  • Keep the Leather Protected: One of the most effective ways to protect your car’s leather is to keep it out of the sun while running errands near San Diego. Park in well-shaded areas or invest in a windshield shade from our parts department.

How to Clean Car Seats: Best Cleaning Products for Leather

If you’re simply dusting your seats, be sure to use a clean and colorless microfiber cloth. You should also dampen the cloth slightly to wipe away more stubborn dust more easily. In need of a more in-dept wash? Mix some warm water with a bit of soap or specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats.

When learning how to clean leather car seats correctly, you’ll want to double-check with your owner’s manual to see what specific cleaners it recommends avoiding, if any. Do keep in mind, however, there are some products that should be avoided no matter the car brand or leather type. These include:

  • Detergents
  • Sharp objects that may damage the leather
  • Household cleaner
  • Dyed cloths
  • Furniture polish

Explore More Service Tips with MINI of Escondido

Still unsure how to clean leather car seats carefully, want to know the difference between a hand car wash vs. a touchless car wash, or want to learn more service tips and tricks to better care for your model? Contact us at the MINI of Escondido service team near Carlsbad! We can help you learn more about maintaining your vehicle.


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