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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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When you purchase a new or certified pre-owned Jaguar vehicle, you’ll want to savor the luxurious leather interior for as long as possible! It’s no wonder that many West Hollywood drivers wonder about how to clean leather car seats or how to clean car seats in general. Hornburg Jaguar Los Angeles runs through tips on leather seat care and more below. 

Leather Seat Care Supplies 

The first step in proper leather seat care is finding the right supplies. The following should be easy to find around Beverly Hills or Bel Air: 

  • Leather Cleaner 
  • Saddle Soapor a 1 part white vinegar/2 parts linseed oil solution 
  • Microfiber Towel 
  • Soft-Bristled Brush (do not use a still carpet brush or you could damage your interior!) 

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Before you begin cleaning, always check the owner’s manual for any details about products you shouldn’t be using. Then commence the cleaning process! 

  • Vacuum the seats so any tiny pieces of dirt don’t end up scratching the seats. Make sure to get into the crevices with special vacuum attachments. 
  • Spray cleaner onto the microfiber towel then begin wiping down the seats 
  • Spray cleaner directly onto the seats and use your soft brush to scrub them. If you have perforated leather, spray onto the brush instead of the seats! 
  • Clean and dry the seats with your microfiber towel. 
vacuuming leather seats

How to Clean Car Seats 

For Los Angeles drivers with fabric car seats, it’s just as important to be careful and use the right supplies. Make sure to use a car cleaning solution (all-purpose cleaners can damage your interior and windows!), a soft or medium brush, and microfiber towels. 

  • Vacuum your vehicle and give it special attention if there’s pet hair in your fabric. 
  • Make sure there’s ventilation for your own health and for making sure your fabric has time to air dry. 
  • Spray the Cleaning Solution but try not to apply too much — you don’t want mildewy fabric! 
  • Clean Section by Section with a brush so you don’t get your interior too wet. 
  • Air and Vacuum Dry your fabric. 

How to Clean Car Seats: Home Cleaner Alternatives 

If you don’t want to go out and buy cleaner, there are useful home recipes that work on your fabric car seats! 

  • Laundry Detergent and hot water can be used as a spray you can wipe away with a towel. 
  • 1 Cup Vinegar, a couple of drops of dish soap, and 1 gallon of water can be dabbed onto your fabric seats and wiped down with clear water. 
  • ¼ cup baking soda and 1 cup warm water can be applied with a toothbrush for scrubbing out tough stains. Let this solution sit on a stain for half an hour then wipe it down. 
  • You may have used club soda to clear up emergency wine stains and it works just as well on car fabric! Using a brush with soft-bristles, scrub club soda into the fabric to get rid of stubborn stains. 

Find More Car Care Tips with Hornburg Jaguar Los Angeles!

At Hornburg Jaguar Los Angeles, we’re proud of the luxurious interiors on our vehicles, so we are happy to help West Hollywood-area drivers keep them looking beautiful! Continue reading our website for more service tips and tricks like how to get the smoke smell out of your car! Contact us with any questions!

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