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How to Care for Leather Car Seats

Leather car seats help ensure a more luxurious ride, but they require a bit of maintenance if you want them to continue to look good and be comfortable. Mistreated leather can take away from your interior’s appearance so here are a few leather care tips to keep your upholstery looking great for years to come.

Vacuum Regularly

It is a good idea to vacuum your leather car seats on a weekly basis. This will help prevent a buildup of dirt and makes cleaning the upholstery a far easier process. When vacuuming, pay especially close attention to the crevices. Food particles and hair can easily become lodged between nooks and crannies.

Gently Scrub the Leather

When preparing to wipe down your seats, be sure to only use a specially-made leather cleaner that has non-toxic ingredients. Talk with your [dealer name] service bay representative for the best products on the market. Remember: Bleach and ammonia-based cleaners are simply too abrasive. These formulas can damage leather beyond repair. After spraying the leather cleaner, gently scrub the seats with a soft-bristled brush. A microfiber cloth can then be used to wipe away the grime. If you have perforated leather seats, avoid using a damp rag. You don’t want any water to get into the seats to damage the padding.

Prevent Cracks

For good reason, many car owners are concerned about their leather seats becoming cracked. Fortunately, it’s easy to prevent this problem. At least twice a year, be sure to apply conditioner to your leather seats. This will help replenish the leather’s natural oils and provide extra protection against the sun’s powerful UV rays. After generously and evenly applying the conditioner, allow it to absorb into the leather for a few hours. Also, remember to park your car in a shady area. Again, you can ask us for the best products on the market.

Protect the Leather

Be careful about what you keep in your pockets. When sitting down, sharp objects like keys and fingernail files can easily puncture leather. A little extra care will go a long way towards protecting your leather car seats.

As you can see, leather care doesn’t take a great deal of effort. Whether you have any questions about car care or need help with finding a new vehicle, be sure to contact our dealership. Our staff will be more than happy to assist you.

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