How to Care For and Maintain the Leather Seats in your Pride and Joy

Leather seats in cars have long been considered a sign of luxury, although much like your skin, precautions must be taken to ensure your seats maintain their showroom quality appearance.


Over time, dirt buildup and sun damage can ruin your once beautiful seats, so here we will look into the important factors in caring for and maintaining the leather car seats in your pride and joyDespite what many believe, leather products are able to be repaired and restored to their former glory. Maintenance of leather surfaces can be broken down into two simple steps; regularly cleaning the leather surface and applying a protectant. By regularly doing these two things from the time the seats are new, you are unlikely to experience any major damages such as cracking and discoloration.

When cleaning your leather seats it is important to start with the least aggressive technique which ensures that you decrease the chance of causing any damage to your leather. Start off by using a damp cloth and vacuum cleaner to clean the dirt, crumbs, sand and other debris from the cracks and crevices of each seat. These tiny pieces of debris will drastically accelerate the rate at which the quality of your seats will deteriorate.

Next apply an automotive leather product such as 303 Automotive Leather 3 in 1 Complete Care directly on to the surface, and then clean with a microfiber cloth. Wipe away any excess product with a clean damp towel, then wipe dry for ultimate protection. For best results, reapply every 30-45 days. Using this product will keep the seats in your pride and joy looking their best long after your car rolls off the showroom floor.

Maintaining your leather seats is easy; all it takes is a proactive mindset and the appropriate tools and products.