How to Clean Car Seats

Cleaning Seats with a Microfiber Cloth

Some National City-area drivers prefer to clean their own car seats, and although we’re always happy to help out with detailing, we know how satisfying it can be to save money and take care of everything at home! Learn how to clean leather car seats and fabric car seats in your new or used vehicle from our service experts. Everything you need to know can be found below.

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

You will need to know what to clean your seats with to make sure you do not ruin your leather seats. Carlsbad-area drivers will need to pick up the following supplies:

  • Microfiber towels and a soft-bristled interior brush
  • Leather cleaner, mild leather soap, saddle soap or one-part white vinegar/two parts linseed oil solution

Here are the steps to how to clean leather car seats: 

  1. Look through your owner’s manual to find what products to AVOID.
  2. Carefully vacuum the seats to remove dirt and dust. To get in between seats, use an air compressor or the small vacuum attachment.
  3. Spray leather cleaner directly on the microfiber towel then wipe down the seat surfaces.
  4. Spray cleaner directly onto the seats then utilize your soft-bristled brush to generally scrub the surface. (if you have perforated leather spray cleaner onto the brush)
  5. Use a dry microfiber towel to wipe seats clean.

How to Clean Fabric Car seats

Here is a short list of supplies for fabric car seats that you can find near San Diego:

  • Cleaning solution spray designed for fabric only
  • Soft or Medium-bristled Interior brush only
  • Microfiber towels

Here are steps on how to clean car seats with fabric: 

  1. Vacuum seats and utilize the small attachment to get in between cracks to pick up dirt and particles.
  2. Use a lint roller or special pet hair tool to remove hair.
  3. Open windows or doors, then lightly spray the cleaning solution on the dirty areas. Be careful to not saturate the fabric.
  4. Use the soft/medium-bristled interior brush to massage the cleaning solution into fabric seats.
  5. Use the microfiber towel once the suds appear to wipe them out of the fabric. Be quick, once the fabric dries dirt will remain in the fibers.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5
  7. To dry the seats faster, vacuum the seats once again. Do not sit on wet seats or put the car away until your seats have had the chance to dry completely.

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