How To Clean Leather Car Seats

Interior of a 2020 Land Rover Defender with leather seats

If you’ve decided to pair the advanced technology features in your Land Rover SUV with leather-appointed seating, it’s important to know all about proper seat care before you head home to Philadelphia. Regularly cleaning your leather car seats at home protects the leather and preserves its quality longer–but only if you do it right! While you might think cleaning leather car seats is just like cleaning any other leather, it actually requires special cleaning materials and supplies to prevent damage. Learn how to clean leather car seats in the guide below, and contact our service center for more car-care tips!



How Do You Keep Leather Seats in Good Condition?

Caring for your leather car seats requires both periodic deep-cleaning at your local West Chester service center, and regular light cleaning you can do yourself. Use the following tips to ensure proper leather seat care and avoid damage and scratches:

  • Regular Light Dusting — Using a light rag, lightly dust your leather seats to remove dirt and particles.
  • Vacuum Your Seats — Before cleaning your car seat leather at home, It’s important to vacuum away any dust, dirt, or debris. Otherwise, debris and particles may scratch the leather as you
  • Proper Cleaning Supplies — Using the wrong household supplies for leather seat care can cause serious damage. Be sure to use a pH-neutral cleaning solution, a microfiber cloth, and a soft-bristled brush.
  • Apply Lightly — Apply cleaning solution a little at a time. If you’re cleaning perforated leather, don’t let the fluid pool and soak through the perforations.
  • Use Leather Conditioner — Leather conditioner moisturizes the leather and gives it a layer of protection. Once your seats have been cleaned and dried, apply conditioner with a microfiber cloth to avoid scratching the leather.
  • Sun Protection — Over time, bright sunlight can leave your Land Rover seat leather looking dull. Park in a garage or in the shade when possible to help avoid sun damage.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

Leather seat care requires special products and supplies. Have the following ready before you start cleaning:

  • A pH-neutral cleaning solution
  • A stock of microfiber cloths
  • A soft-bristled brush
  • A trusted leather conditioner

Check your owner’s manual for a recommended cleaning product for your particular vehicle. If you don’t see any info, or you have questions about Land Rover care or ordering OEM parts and accessories, reach out to our expert service center near Chester Springs.

If you need to clean your car seats unexpectedly or while away from home, warm water with a bit of mild soap will work without causing damage. However, you should absolutely avoid using the following for leather seat care:

  • Sharp or abrasive objects that may scratch
  • Household spray or liquid cleaner
  • Dark-colored cloths
  • Detergents
  • Furniture polish

Rely on Our Service Team for Land Rover Service and Repair

For more advice on how to clean leather car seats and keep them looking their best, reach out to our service center near Exton. Our team is happy to answer questions about Land Rover maintenance issues, how to sanitize your car, how to unlock your steering wheel, and be sure to check out our service specials for Chester Springs drivers!

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