Car Seat Cleaning Tips

Using a soft bristled brush to clean car seats

Not only do crumbs, dirt and stains look unpleasant, but without regular cleaning and maintenance (with suitable products), your leather car seats may become damaged.

In this blog, we will discuss the best ways to clean leather car seats to keep your car looking it’s best.

Quick car seat cleaning tips

  • Wipe the seats down with a Leather Wipe weekly
  • Thoroughly clean the seats once every three months
  • Keep the leather protected to repel stains
  • Wipe the steering wheel weekly with a leather wipe
  • Use a leather cleaning brush to make cleaning easier

How to clean leather car seats

Whether you have fabric or leather seats, the first step of cleaning is to make sure they are free of debris, dust and crumbs; use a vacuum cleaner or soft-bristled brush, making sure to get into those hard-to-reach areas.

For more in depth car seat cleaning tips, follow the headings below for advice.

Day-to-day dirt. If the leather surface is stain-free, a gentle clean with a soft detergent and warm water will be adequate. Use a Cleaning Sponge and clean in a circular motion. You can also use our Leather Cleaner for this.

Leather Cleaning Wipes are also an easy-to-use and quick alternative.

Deeply ingrained dirt. If any dirt has started to build up in the grain of the leather, using a Leather Cleaner as a foam with a soft-bristled brush is guaranteed to get great results without causing any damage to your car seats.

As the leather is cleaned, the dirt will be absorbed by the foam.

A soft-bristled brush is used to deep clean into a leather's grain and lift dirt easily. The bristles are designed to be just rigid enough to provide a thorough, deep clean, while also being gentle enough to prevent any wear or damage to the surface.

Food and drink spills. Leather Wipes are great to keep stored in your glove box in case of emergencies. Be sure to clean any food and drinks as quickly as possible to avoid staining.

Stains and dye transfer. Stains from food and drinks spills, and dye transfer from new denim jeans can be difficult to completely remove with a simple leather cleaner. For the best results, use a specialist Leather Stain Remover.

Cleaning leather car seats – watch the video

Watch our video that shows you step-by-step how to clean leather car seats.

Car seat cleaning don’ts

Only use specialist products to clean leather. Alcohol based products like hand sanitiser and solvent based products like hair spray, may remove the dirt but they can also damage the leather, and remove the finish and colour.

How to make cleaning of your car seats easier

By using a Leather Protection Cream on your car seats, it will make for much easier cleaning.

The Leather Protection Cream create an invisible barrier on the surface which holds dirt on the surface and repels all oil and water-based stains, preventing it from soaking in. This makes cleaning car seats much easier, and keeps them in better condition for longer.

If you want to know more about cleaning car seats, then read our blog – Leather car seat cleaner.