How to Clean Leather Car Seats: DIY Methods

Leather seats give a luxurious look to your car. They not only give appealing looks but also provide durability. However, the life of your leather seats depends on how you care for and maintain them. Here you will learn how to clean leather car seats for increased durability and a new look.

It’s obvious that a professional car interior specialist knows how to clean leather car seats properly. But you can use the below home remedy methods for cleaning your leather seats. Follow the step-by-step process of each method for a newer look and high durability of your leather car seats.

Different Methods on How to Clean Leather Car Seats

If you don’t want to take your car to a professional interior specialist and save some money, here are two do-it-yourself methods on how to clean leather car seats.

Method 1: Using Dish Wash Liquid

There are various things available for cleaning car seats in our homes; one such item is dish wash liquid. You just need water and dish wash liquid or soap to clean your car seats. Follow the below procedure:

Step 1: Prepare Soap Solution

For cleaning with dish-wash liquid or Castile soap, you need to prepare the soap solution. Mix lukewarm water with the soap or liquid in the ratio of 5:1 (warm water: soap or liquid) properly.

Step 2: Wet a Microfiber Cloth in the Solution

Now, dampen a microfiber cloth in the soap solution so that it absorbs the liquid. When you take out the cloth, ensure that the cloth is properly wet.

Step 3: Wipe Down Your Car Seats

Next, wipe down the wet cloth on your car seats. Repeat this two to three times so that you remove all the stains and dirt from the leather seat.

Step 4: Dry Off the Surface

After that, dry off the surface of the car seats using a clean and soft rag or cloth. It helps your seats to prevent any water spots if the water naturally dries off.

Method 2: How to Clean Leather Car Seats Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great option for cleaning greasy stains from your car seats. The below steps will help you remove those oily and greasy stains from your car seats.

Step 1: Sprinkle Baking Soda and Leave it For Hours

Cleaning your car seats with baking soda is the simplest method, just sprinkle them over the stain areas and leave it overnight or for a few hours.

Step 2: Dust-off With a Soft Brush

When you leave the baking soda for a few hours, it will absorb the oily and greasy stains. Now, you simply dust off those banking sodas with a soft brush.

Step 3: Wipe Away With a Soft Microfiber Cloth

After you dust off the baking soda, there may be some remaining. You can wipe away from them with a soft microfiber cloth.

Step 4: Remove the Excess Baking Soda With a Damp Cloth

Even if the stains are removed when you wipe away using a soft cloth, you may need to clean the excess stains and baking soda using a wet cloth. So, damp the microfiber cloth and gently rub the surface to remove the stains. 

Step 5: Dry Off With a Soft Rug

After cleaning the excess stains and baking soda with the damp cloth, you need to dry off the seats. Use a soft rag or cloth and gently dry off the surface so that dirt doesn’t deposit on your seat. It also prevents water spots on your seats.

Which Method Do You Prefer?

We have shared two simple home remedies on how to clean leather car seats. There are also other methods that you can use, such as lemon juice, toothpaste, vinegar, and olive oil, etc. Now, which method do you prefer? Please let me know in the comments section.

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