How to Clean Leather Car Seats

2022 Nissan Pathfinder seating

Leather seats are very popular when they’re brand new. But, over time, they tend to wear and tear, and often crack when exposed to the sun. But, with proper leather seat care, it’s possible to keep those seats looking like new for years. Our service department likes to help our Nisswa customers keep their cars looking great. So, let’s talk about how to clean leather car seats the right way.

Leather Seat Care Tips

The sun is not your friend when it comes to preserving leather car seats. Many Aitkin drivers have found this out the hard way. Take the following measures below to help your seats last as long as possible:

Proper Leather Seat Care

  • If you can keep your car parked in a garage, under a carport, or under a shade tree, do so.
  • If you have to keep your car parked in the sun, consider buying some inexpensive car shades that you can place in your windshield and on your windows.
  • Clean leather seats regularly and in the right way!

How to Clean Leather Car Seats the Right Way

There are several products that are specially designed for leather seat care, and they tend to be pretty effective. Just don’t allow any kind of cleaner to pool in the holes that are found on perforated leather seats. Always spray cleaner on the cloth you are using, and not the seat itself. Follow these steps:

How to Clean Leather Car Seats Properly

  • Gather all of your supplies: a vacuum cleaner, a cleaner made especially for leather, such as saddle soap, two microfiber cloths or a soft-bristled brush, and leather conditioner
  • Gently vacuum the seats, taking care not to rub any dirt in
  • Test the cleaner on a small spot that can’t be easily seen. If the spot is discolored, don’t use the cleaner
  • Spray the cleaner on a microfiber cloth (not the seat), and apply
  • Gently rub in the leather conditioner

Tanner Nissan of Brainerd Can Help

Our service department would be happy to assist you with your leather seat care. Why not schedule an appointment? And, if you found this guide to be helpful, check out our posts on how to clean a windshield and how to sanitize your car. We’re just a short drive away from Bemidji, so drop by or contact us today!


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