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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Ooltewah drivers with leather seats understandably want to keep them in the best shape possible. With sunlight, spills, and improper cleaning all having the potential to cause damage, it’s important to learn the proper way to keep your leather interior clean. Learn how to clean leather car seats to ensure they last for years to come with the service team at Lexus of Chattanooga.

Leather Car Seat Cleaning Materials & Steps

Before you get started, check to see if your seats are perforated, or have tiny holes. If they are perforated, you’ll want to ensure you spray your cleaning solution onto a microfiber cloth instead of onto the seats to avoid the solution getting trapped in the holes.

Once that’s in order, make sure you have the right equipment to clean the seats. You will need the following:

  • Vacuum
  • Saddle soap or another leather cleaner
  • Soft-bristle brush
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Leather conditioner

To clean your leather seats, follow these steps:

  1. Carefully vacuum the seats in such a way so as not to rub in dirt.
  2. Clean the seat with the cleaner and a microfiber cloth.
  3. Apply the leather conditioner.
Brown leather seats inside Lexus RX

Why is Leather Seat Care Important?

Properly cleaning your leather interior is important to ensuring your leather seats look like new for longer. With the hot Lookout Mountain sun beaming down during the summer, with dust collecting on the leather, and if you use the wrong leather cleaner, you’ll begin to notice damage on your leather upholstery. Cleaning your leather seats properly will help you avoid this and prolong the life of the leather.

Get More DIY Car Care Tips From Lexus of Chattanooga

Now that you know how to clean your leather seats properly, check out our other car care tips and tricks courtesy of our service center. If you have any questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to answering any questions you have and serving you to the best of our ability.

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