How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning leather seats
Many East Peoria drivers prefer leather car seats rather than cloth because of their luxurious feel. To make sure your leather seats stay in prime condition, you will need to know proper leather seat care. Learn about cleaning products and how to clean leather car seats with Mike Murphy Ford in our guide down below! Then, be sure to check out our guide on how to wash your car so your exterior looks just as great!

Tips on Leather Seat Care

We want to make sure Peoria drivers are confident in leather seat care. You can count on these simple steps below on how to clean leather car seats:

  1. Use a soft bristle vacuum to clean up debris and dirt from the crevices and surface.
  2. Carefully apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution directly to the leather seats. If you have perforated leather seats, avoid getting liquid solution in the perforations. Apply cleaner gently to avoid soaking.
  3. Then, use a microfiber cloth or soft-bristled brush to clean for gentle leather seat care.
  4. Finally, apply an approved leather conditioner after the seats are clean to prevent cracking. Use a microfiber cloth after the conditioner dries to work in the product.

Tip: In-between more thorough cleanings that follow the steps above, you can use a damp, colorless cloth for light-duty leather seat care.

Proper Leather Seat Care Products

Now that you know how to clean leather car seats, you need to know the right products to use for leather seat care. For ultimate results, use warm water with soap or specialized leather cleaner. Look to your owner’s manual for recommended products for safe leather seat care.

Avoid the following products to protect your leather seats:

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

More Helpful Leather Seat Care Tips

  1. Stash a bottle of cleaning solution and microfiber cloth in your glove compartment or trunk. Sometimes those weekend camping trips in Pekin can be messy!
  2. Park your Ford vehicle in the garage to improve the quality and longevity of leather upholstery.
  3. To prevent sun damage and bleaching, try to park in the shade as much as you can.

Learn More About Leather Car Seat Car With Mike Murphy Ford!

Now that you know how to clean leather car seats, contact us at Mike Murphy Ford for any additional car care tips you may need. Whether you need to learn how to clean your floor mats or how to check tire tread depth, our team can provide reliable, in-depth information!

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565 W. Jackson Morton, IL


Phone: (309)-263-2311

565 W. Jackson Morton, IL


Phone: (309)-263-2311

565 W. Jackson Morton, IL
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