How to Care for Leather Car Seats

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How to Care for Leather Car Seats

Leather seats are the cherry on top of a luxury car sundae, but without proper maintenance, they can be downright gross. Because leather is a natural material it is subject to fading and cracking because of heat and UV rays. Practicing routine maintenance will extend the life of your leather and keep your car looking factory new!

Cleaning your leather car seats with leather cleaner

The Deep Clean

Step 1: Vacuum

Begin by vacuuming up any loose debris and dirt. If it’s been a while between cleanings your seats will have certainly picked up some unwelcome travelers, and trying to clean the seats without removing them will just rub them around.

Step 2: Apply Leather Cleaner

Spray your preferred leather cleaner onto the surface of the seat and use a soft bristled brush to gently agitate any problem areas. The most common spots are the creases and places where skin or hair routinely comes into contact with the leather.

Step 3: Wipe Dry

Use a clean, dry microfiber towel to wipe away any excess moisture. The seats will remain somewhat damp to the touch unless they have been coated.

Allow 1-24 hours for the seats to dry depending on your climate

Conditioning you leather seats with leather conditioner

Conditioning your Leather Seats

Step 4: Apply Leather Conditioner

Apply your preferred leather conditioner generously and evenly. Avoid letting it pool up in a single area to make sure you have even coverage. A good leather conditioner will keep the leather moist which prevents cracking, while also providing UV protection to maintain the color.

After application allow 4-6 hours for the seats to absorb the conditioner.

Step 5: Wipe Dry

Using a clean, dry microfiber towel wipe off any excess conditioner and then wipe fully dry.

Spending a few minutes to complete this routine every 3-6 months will ensure that your seats outlast the car they’re riding in!

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How often do you clean or condition your leather car seats? Tell us in the comments below!


  • Bob Moores

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    4291 Race Rd
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Frank

    Have been using Wilsons cleaner and conditioner for years, but will try this after my supply is exhausted.

  • Fran Fry

    Would so love to try this product. Looks like an amazing product.

  • Rod

    Awesome product

  • Chris

    I’ve tried these products and they literally don’t smell at all. And they work extremely well!

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