How to Clean Leather Car Seats

2019 Mazda Leather Interior


Opting for leather seats in a new vehicle can be exciting, but make sure you know how to properly maintain them so they stay in top condition for years. Unfortunately, leather seats can crack or fade over time. This is why it’s important to properly maintain them. But leather seat care is not quite as simple as caring for cloth seats. Learn how to clean leather car seats to ensure they last.

Leather Seat Care

With sunlight streaming through the windows causing them to crack or fade, especially when it’s hot out in Orange park, it’s best to keep your vehicle parked in shade and out of direct sunlight. This isn’t always an option, however. Luckily, there are still ways to keep your vehicle’s leather seats in top condition. With regular cleaning and conditioning, your vehicle’s seats will last longer. Keep in mind that incorrectly cleaning leather seats can also cause damage. Learn how to clean leather car seats properly below with this helpful guide from our service team.

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

First, you’ll want to check to see if your seats are perforated, or have tiny holes. If they are, take extra care not to allow water or cleaning solutions to get trapped in the holes. Avoid this by spraying the cleaner onto a microfiber cloth instead of directly onto the seats. Here’s how to perform proper leather seat care:

  • Get the proper supplies
    • Vacuum
    • Saddle soap or other leather cleaner
    • Soft-bristled brush, microfiber cloths
    • Leather conditioner
  • Follow these steps:
    • Carefully vacuum the seats in such a way so as not to rub in dirt
    • Clean the seat with the cleaner and a microfiber cloth
    • Apply the leather conditioner

Get More Car Care Tips at Hodges Mazda

If you’d rather have your vehicle’s interior cleaned by the professionals, that’s always an option. If you’d like more car care tips, to learn the difference between used and certified pre-owned models, or have any questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us! Our team is standing by to help Lakeside drivers and beyond get the care they need for their vehicles. For other types of service tips, like how to replace your Mazda key fob battery, Hodges Mazda has your back.

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