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How to Clean Leather Car Seats

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If you’ve elected to get some of the interior upgrades on the RAM 1500 or Dodge Charger, you surely want to preserve the beauty of your leather car seats for Watrous joyrides. Knowing how to clean leather car seats regularly at home will add new life to your cabin, so Manitou Mainline Chrysler covers the supplies and methods the pros use below!


How to Clean Leather Car Seats: Step by Step

Gather a few supplies that are easy to find in Regina or Moose Jaw and follow these instructions:
• Supplies: The right cleaner (leather cleaner, saddle soap, or a 1 part white vinegar/2 parts linseed oil mixture), a microfiber towel, and a soft-bristled brush (a hard brush will damage your seats!) should do. Always check your owner’s manual to see if the manufacturer advises against certain supplies!
• Vacuum: Remove all small debris from the surface and the crevices of your vehicle interior before using a cleaner.
• Spray and Wipe: Spray the cleaner onto your towel and wipe gently. Spray it onto the seats and do the same. For perforated leather, spray onto your soft brush before applying to your seats.
• Wipe Dry: Use a microfiber towel to dry off the seats. You should notice a visible improvement if you follow these steps!

How to Clean Car Seats Made of Fabric: Step by Step

Do you have fabric seats? You can do a lot of good by wiping them with a cleaning solution spray for car fabric. Note that your average Saskatoon household cleaner is not approved for use on cars. Check your owner’s manual, gather your towels, and choose a soft or medium bristle brush.
• Vacuum: your seats clean of excess debris. If there’s pet hair, you might need to break out the pet hair extension on the Hoover.
• Ventilation: You’ll want fabric car seats to air dry, so roll the windows down and find a well-ventilated area.
• Spray and Sweep: Being careful not to oversaturate the fabric, spray a car-safe cleaner onto your seats and brush them. The microfiber towel is useful for getting rid of excess foam.
• Repeat this process section-by-section.
• Dry Off: A vacuum can help speed up this process, but your car will need some time to air out any excess moisture.

How to Clean Car Seats: DIY Fabric Cleaner Solutions

Know how to clean car seats, but out of supplies at your house? You probably have everything you need to make those seats shiny again. Here’s a list of common household supplies and how to use them:
• ¼ Cup of baking soda plus 1 cup of warm water can be a useful solution for brushing out stains. Scrub in with a toothbrush, let it sit for half an hour, and you’re good to go!
• Club soda in a spray bottle can also help. Use a brush with this to wipe out stains.
Laundry Detergent mixed with hot water also works as a fabric-cleaning solution.
• 1 cup vinegar, a little dish soap, and a whole gallon of water can be combined to create an effective cleaner.

Learn more about Car Care with Manitou Mainline Chrysler!

At Manitou Mainline Chrysler, our goal is to give Watrous drivers cars that last a long time. That’s why we offer more than just instructions on how to clean car seats. Get help to repair or replace your windshield, or use service coupons to get work done by an expert! And please contact us today with any questions you may have about car care.