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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning Leather Car Seat


There’s nothing like the feeling of leather seats in a brand new car, and the right leather seat care can ensure that your upholstery stays in mint condition on the Providence, RI roads. Not sure how to clean leather car seats properly? All you need are the right tools and techniques to get the job done like a pro. Find out everything you need to know about DIY leather seat care with MINI of Warwick, and stop by our parts department for supplies today!

Cleaning & Conditioning Leather Seats

A little maintenance can go a long way toward preventing cracks and discoloration on your new leather seats, and it’s easy to complete these tasks in your own Cranston, RI garage. Here is your quick guide to leather seat care:

  • Grab your vacuum and attachments to clean up your cabin. Vacuum into the crevices of your seats to remove dust, debris, and dirt from the surface.
  • Apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery and follow the manufacturer directions. Be careful to avoid the perforations of the leather.
  • Use a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to clean the upholstery carefully.
  • After your cleaning process is complete, finish with a conditioner. Work your leather conditioner into the seats with a clean microfiber cloth. After the conditioner is dry, use another clean microfiber to buff.

Products for Leather Seat Care

Basic equipment works well for leather seat care, but it’s important to get the right products for the job. For example, you’ll want to use light-colored cloths that won’t bleed pigment into your leather. You’ll want to use cleaners and conditioners formulated specifically for car interiors. And you’ll want to avoid the following:

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

Additional Car Care Tips

  • Stay prepared for messes. Keep a travel bottle of leather leaning solution and microfibers on hand in case you spill something during your Newport, RI commute.
  • If you have a garage, it’s a good idea to keep your car parked inside when possible. This helps you avoid UV damage and heat, both of which can cause damage to your leather interior.
  • Additionally, try to park in the shade when you’re out and about. This helps to avoid sun bleaching and other environmental damages.

Find Out More With MINI of Warwick

You know how to clean leather car seats like a pro, but do you have any other questions about car care? Ask the experts at MINI of Warwick! Feel free to contact us for more information or stop by the service center for a detail.

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