How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Cleaning leather seats

Many Clayton drivers enjoy the sophisticated style provided by leather upholstery. While leather seats certainly add a touch of opulence, they require a bit more maintenance than fabric upholstery. The team at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis is here to share how to clean leather car seats, so your vehicle can remain in pristine condition for as long as possible.


Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

It is quite simple to get your leather seats looking like new again. If you are curious as to how to clean leather seats in your car, all you have to do is follow the guide below:

  1. The first step to learning how to deep clean leather seats is to vacuum your seats’ crevices to remove any dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. Once the seats have been vacuumed and are free of any contaminants, use a pH-neutral cleaning solution on your upholstery. If you have perforated leather seats, take extra caution to ensure that the cleaner does not get into the perforations.
  3. Gently clean the leather upholstery with a soft-bristled brush or a microfiber cloth.
  4. If your seats are not clean, it is good to use an approved leather conditioner. Apply it with a clean microfiber cloth and let it dry. When the conditioner has dried, buff it in with another clean microfiber cloth. A leather conditioner helps to protect your leather seats against cracking, and it keeps them supple.

Recommended Cleaning Products

When dusting your leather seats, use a colorless, simple damp rag. If you are a Ladue driver who wants to clean their leather seats more thoroughly, you can use warm water with a bit of soap or a specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. In your owner’s manual, you may find recommendations from the manufacturer regarding what products to use on your car’s leather upholstery. You shouldn’t use the following leather-damaging cleaning products:

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

More Tips for a Pristine Interior

  1. Keep a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths on hand in your vehicle. If your seats happen to get dirty on your commute through Frontenac, you can clean them as soon as possible to prevent any damage.
  2. Store your vehicle in a garage when you can. Extreme temperatures can wreak havoc on your leather upholstery.
  3. To avoid sun bleaching, try to park in the shade if you can.

Take Care of Your Vehicle with Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis

Now that you know how to clean leather seats, you may have additional car care questions or want to know more about how to deep clean leather seats. The team at Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis would be more than happy to assist you. Contact us today with any questions.


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