How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Alfa Romeo Giulia Leather Seating


If you are looking for a vehicle that offers the ultimate in comfort and sophistication, you will want to choose one with leather seats. Leather seats feel more luxurious than cloth, but they do take a little more effort to maintain their pristine appearance. Alfa Romeo of Dayton is here to help by providing the steps for proper leather seat care.

How to Clean Leather Car Seats: Tips and Tricks

It is easy to get your leather car seats clean and looking like new again. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

  1. Before you begin, it is beneficial to vacuum the crevices of your seats. This can help to get rid of damaging dust, dirt, or debris.
  2. After the seats have been vacuumed,apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your upholstery. If you have perforated leather seats, be sure that the liquid cleaner does not get into the perforations.
  3. Clean the leather upholstery with a soft-bristled brush or a microfiber cloth.
  4. Apply a leather conditioner that has been approved to use on your seats once they are clean. Use a clean microfiber cloth to apply it. Buff the leather conditioner in with another microfiber cloth once it has dried. Leather conditioners help keep your seats from drying out and cracking.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Leather Seating Closeup

What Products Should I Use to Clean My Leather Seats?

To dust your car seats, you will want to use a damp, colorless rag. If you plan to clean your seats more thoroughly, you can use warm water with a bit of soap. To be on the safe side, you may want to opt for a specially made leather cleaner to wipe down the seats. You may find recommendations from the manufacturer in your owner’s manual. There are several products that you should never use when you clean leather seats:

  • Dark cloths
  • Detergents
  • Furniture polish
  • Sharp objects that may scratch
  • Household cleaner

Other Leather Care Tips to Keep in Mind

  1. It is good to always have a travel bottle of leather cleaning solution on hand as well as clean microfiber cloths. This way, you are always prepared for any spills while you are on the road in Dayton.
  2. If you are able to keep your vehicle stored in a garage, you will want to do so. Extreme temperatures can be quite damaging to the interior of your vehicle.
  3. If you can park in the shade while running errands throughout Bellbrook, it can be very beneficial. This can help avoid sun bleaching and damage to your seats.

Alfa Romeo of Dayton Makes Routine Maintenance Hassle-Free

If you have additional questions on how to care for your leather seats or want to know more about other vehicle maintenance tasks, do not hesitate to reach out to the team at Alfa Romeo of Dayton. We would be glad to answer any questions that you may have. Also be sure to learn more about car detailing with our team today or read up on the difference between wheel alignment and balancing.

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