How to Clean Leather Car Seats

February 6th, 2019 by

hand cleaning leather car seat with cloth

Opting for leather upholstery in a new vehicle instantly upgrades your Pekin drives with a luxurious feel and look. To keep your leather interior looking good and top condition, proper care is important–check out our leather seat care guide at BMW of Peoria, use BMW car care products, and contact us if you have any questions!

 

What Leather-Cleaning Products Should I Use?

A colorless, clean cloth or microfiber cloth slightly damp with water is ideal to gently wipe down and clean your leather seats. If a more thorough cleaning is needed, apply warm water and mild soap or specially-made leather cleaner to the cloth, or use a soft-bristled upholstery brush. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for recommendations on your specific model.

What Products Should Be Avoided When Cleaning Leather?

  1. Sharp or abrasive tools that can scratch the leather surface
  2. Household cleaner and detergents
  3. Dark cloths or rags
  4. Furniture polish

How do You Keep Leather Seats in Good Condition?

  1. Vacuum Your Seats: Gently vacuum the surfaces and crevices of your seats to remove any dust, dirt, and debris.
  2. Clean Your Seats: Use a pH-neutral cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery. If you have perforated leather seats, make sure the cloth is only slightly damp, to avoid excess water getting into the seats.
  3. Condition Your Seats: With a new microfiber towel, you can rub a leather conditioner into the seats.
  4. Protect the Leather: To protect the leather, keep your vehicle out of the sun around the Dunlap area by parking under a tree or in a garage. To avoid wear and tear, take sharp objects like keys out of your back pockets before sitting down, and set any cargo that may scratch the seats down on the floor.

Rely on BMW of Peoria for Your Service Needs

If you have any more questions about leather care, or want to give your BMW vehicle the star treatment, contact the service department at BMW of Peoria near Galesburg.

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