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A Simple Guide to Car Leather Care & Cleaning

Just like any other material, leather seats need to be cleaned. Regardless the cleaning solution you pick before getting started, vacuum the car seats, being careful to remove dirt and debris from the crevices. Next, choose the cleaning method that suits you best:

Olive Oil and Vinegar

Pour half a cup of olive oil with 1/4 cup of white vinegar into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the seats, and let it do its job for around six minutes, then remove it with a clean cloth.

Baking Soda

This cleaner is a classic. Use it to remove grease and oil stains. Sprinkle on the soiled area and little by little rub it in with a damp cloth. Let sit for a few hours. The baking soda will absorb the oil. Remove the powder with a soft cloth or sponge. Follow with a damp cloth to eliminate any lingering residue, and dry with a towel.

Rubbing Alcohol

Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol – nail polishing also works well – and mop up the stain. Once the stain has disappeared, clean the area with a mild solution of liquid dish soap and warm water. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth.leather seats cleaning methods


Put a bit of non-gel toothpaste on the soiled area. Then, with an old toothbrush scrub away the stain carefully. Wipe the surface with a cloth when finished, then dry with a towel.

Once your seats are completely clean, you can apply a leather conditioner that contains sunscreen to avoid them from cracking and fading. This product also gives the leather upholstery more resistance to future stains, and gives it a beautiful shine.

If you want your leather seats to shine bright like a diamond, Mike’s Auto Spa skilled car detailers will happily do the job for you. Come by our car wash facilities in Westminster, Colorado, or book an appointment today.

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