How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Wiping Down Leather Seat


Upgrading with a new vehicle adorned with leather seats is a great way to treat yourself to a luxury experience behind the wheel. While an exciting addition to your St Louis driveway, owning a vehicle with leather seats can require some maintenance. Luckily, Suntrup Volkswagen is here to make leather seat care easy and approachable. Read through our guide to learn how to clean leather car seats below!

Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

If you want to handle leather seat care like a professional in your St Peters garage, follow these steps:

  1. First, vacuum the crevices of your seats to remove dust, dirt, and debris. 
  2. Once you’ve handled the vacuuming, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery. Be sure to show caution and avoid getting the cleaner in any perforations. 
  3. Work with a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean your leather seating. 
  4. Once your seats are clean, apply an approved leather conditioner to your seats and gently work it in with a clean microfiber cloth. Allow enough time for the conditioner to dry, then buff it in with another clean cloth. 

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

To clean leather surfaces in your car, use a simple damp rag to lightly dust your seats. If your Webster ride needs a more thorough cleaning, you can use warm water mixed with soap to wipe down your seats. It’s a good idea to check your owner’s manual to look for a list of approved products and recommendations. No matter what cleaning supplies you use, you’ll want to avoid the following:

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

Additional Leather Seat Care Tips

  1. Pack a travel bottle of leather cleaner and some microfiber cloths to handle spills as they come up during your St. Louis travels. 
  2. If you have access to park in a garage, store your vehicle there as often as possible. Extreme temperature fluctuations can prematurely age your leather surfaces. 
  3. When out and about, park in the shade to avoid sun damage!

Turn to Suntrup Volkswagen for Automotive Guidance

Whether you need tips on cleaning your car or you require major automotive repairs, the service team here at Suntrup Volkswagen has your back. Contact us today to discuss the needs of your vehicle, we’re happy to help!

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