How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Wiping Down Leather Seat

 

Upgrading with a new Volkswagen vehicle enables you to enjoy a wide range of luxury features and amenities to support you through every Easton drive. One highlight you may have had on your wishlist was leather seating. Luckily, once you get a vehicle with leather finishes, it’s easy to keep your leather seats in like-new condition with proper care. Today, the service experts from Silko Volkswagen will teach you about leather seat care to ensure your Stoughton travels remain comfortable for years to come. Learn how to clean leather car seats below!

Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats in 4 Easy Steps

Leather seat care is simple and can be handled in your own West Bridgewater driveway. Learn how to clean leather car seats here:

  1. First, grab a vacuum and remove the dirt and debris from your seats. Make sure you get in the cracks and crevices!
  2. Once the major debris is gone, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your seats. However, be sure to avoid getting the solution directly into any perforations in your seats. 
  3. Take a microfiber cloth and a soft-bristled brush and gently clean your leather seats. 
  4. After cleaning, apply a leather conditioner to your seats. Give the conditioner time to dry, then use a fresh cloth to buff it in. Taking this extra step will help to prevent cracking in your seats. 

What to Use When Cleaning Leather Seats

Once you roll your sleeves up and get to work cleaning your leather, make sure you’re using a colorless damp rag to dust the interior. If your seats need a more heavy-duty cleaning, use hot water and soap or a leather cleaner to handle the job. No matter what products you use, avoid the following when cleaning leather surfaces:

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

Additional Leather Seat Care Tips

  1. Travel with microfiber cloths and a small bottle of leather cleaner to keep your interior clean while on the go. 
  2. If you have garage parking access, take advantage as much as possible. Avoiding harsh weather changes will preserve your leather surfaces. 
  3. When possible, find a parking spot in the shade. Direct sunlight can lead to cracking and sun bleaching throughout the cabin of your vehicle. 

Rely on Silko Volkswagen for Automotive Guidance

Whether you’re looking for service tips to keep your vehicle in shape or you need to book an appointment for serious care, Silko Volkswagen is here for all of your automotive needs. Along with offering advice on leather seat care, our team can guide you through every phase of automotive ownership. Visit us in Brockton whenever you need auto service or contact us with any questions.

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