2024 Cadillac XT5 Interior

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

If your Johnson City vehicle has leather seating, you like the way it looks and feels. Leather seating is considered more luxurious than cloth, however, it requires more care to keep the upholstery in great shape.

At Champion Cadillac, we’ve been asked many service questions over the years by our Kingsport customers. If you want to know about proper leather seat care, read our guide below and call us at (423) 427-3349 or reach out online for more information.



Tips on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Following these straightforward leather seat care tips will keep them clean and in great shape when driving around Bristol:

  1. First, you’ll need to vacuum the crevices of your seats to take care of any dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. Once the debris has been removed, apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your leather upholstery. Remember to avoid getting any of your liquid cleaner into any seat perforations.
  3. Use a soft-bristled brush and a microfiber cloth to gently clean your upholstery.
  4. After your seats are clean, apply an approved leather conditioner and gently work in using a clean microfiber cloth. Once the conditioner dries, you can buff it in with another clean microfiber cloth. Leather conditioners can help keep your seats looking like new and prevent cracks from forming.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

When it comes to leather seat care, you should use a simple, colorless damp rag to dust your seats around Asheville. For a more thorough wash, use warm water with some soap and a specially-made leather cleaner for wiping your seats down. Remember to check your Cadillac owner’s manual, but remember to avoid using the following on your seats:

  • Furniture polish 
  • Detergents
  • Dark cloths
  • Household cleaner
  • Sharp objects that can scratch.

Additional Leather Seat Care Tips

  1. Remember to keep a bottle of leather cleaning solution and clean microfiber cloths on hand in your vehicle. This can help take care of any spills, debris, or dust without difficulty. 
  2. Try to park in your garage as often as possible if you have access to one, as extreme temperatures can crack and warp your leather over time. 
  3. When running errands around Kingsport, always look for shaded parking spots during those hot summer months. This can avoid sun bleaching and potential damage to the leather.

Keep Your Vehicle Maintained With Champion Cadillac!

Now that you know how to clean leather car seats, turn to Champion Cadillac for all your service and maintenance needs. Check out our service specials and see how much you can save on your next appointment with us. 

Schedule with us, and don’t forget to order Cadillac parts from our center when they begin to wear out on your vehicle. Keep your leather looking beautiful and luxurious for years to come with Champion Cadillac!

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