The Definitive Guide on How To Clean Leather Car Seats

The Definitive Guide on How To Clean Leather Car Seats


Leather seats and interiors have long been the hallmark of luxury for vehicles. But with the majority of cars now having the option of leather seats, one of the things we very often get asked about is, how to clean leather car seats and the best products to use to clean and protect them.

Below we help you to answer both these questions for your car leather.

It’s not just about maintaining their classy appearance and the superior comfort they provide us whilst traveling. Leather has a distinctive texture and even smell that can never be surpassed by most synthetic materials.

They do however require a little more looking after to keep them looking clean and feeling pliable throughout the years. Leather is an organic material and it has a tough life when used on our seats.

Without realising it we are quite demanding with daily stresses and occasional accidents. Before we know it we have left an unsightly scuff across the seat. Our cosmetics products also like marking our leather too. Or even more horrifying, when new jeans transfer ink marks onto pale cream seats!

Fortunately, with careful treatment, their problems can be easily rectified. With the proper care we can slow (or even reverse) the aging progress and provide more protection. Yet considering how to clean leather car seats often fills heads with conflict and confusion, plus there are so many products available.

With our sensitive leather seats on the line we don’t want to risk causing more harm than good. We want answers to a few simple questions without burying ourselves in opinion and misinformation.

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Leather Repair Company Withernsea Launch Leather Guard (R) Protection

Leather Guard ProtectionThe Leather Repair Company Withernsea has this week launched its new Leather Guard (R) Protection system. This new leather protection product is designed to work on all types of leather including car leather interiors,  furniture, desk tops, jackets & clothing and even handbags.

Launched after years of research and development the new Leather Guard (R) Protectant will give a minimum of 12 months warrantied protection against  liquid and ink stains, grease marks, dye transfer and wear taking place on your leathers surface.

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Discover the Best Car Vacuum Cleaner: Ultimate Wet/Dry Car Vac Comparison Guide!

Draper Best Car Vacuum CleanerWe’ve all been there, lugging the household vacuum cleaner across the driveway or up onto your car seats, only to find the cable was too short or the tools too wide and at which point you wished you had the best car vacuum for the job in hand.

Our interactive guide of car vacs below and the analysis that follows will hopefully help you decide what the best car vacuum cleaner is for you.

Whether it is a corded wet and dry vac for deep down car interior cleaning or a portable cordless car vacuum for a quick but effective run over to pick up all the bits, dust and pet hairs on your seats and carpet.

When is comes to choosing the best car vacuum we all have our own list of and ideas of what will make the ideal car vacuum for our needs but it’s not so easy to find all the information we need in one place.

So we’re here to help with our interactive guide below which will allow you to compare the best car vacuum cleaners on the market today in one easy to understand format:

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5 Best Car Interior Cleaning Products (Including: The Ones We Use)

car interior cleaning productsWhen it comes to caring for the inside of your car it is just as important to choose the right car interior cleaning products as it is selecting your cars’ polish, wax or wheel cleaner.

Sometimes even more so in that the interior of our cars can often get left much longer between cleans than the outside. Today we look at 5 of the best car interior cleaning products to help clean and protect the inside of your car.

There are 4 key areas to car interior cleaning that require the most frequent treatment; your dashboard, trim, seats and carpets.

I am going to detail some of the best products available for cleaning and protecting these 4 areas of the inside of your car. So without further ado.

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The Car Wash Products Everyone Should Have in Their Kitbag

Car Wash Products Kit BagWith so many car wash products on the market, choosing which ones to have in your kit bag can be a little confusing. Especially to anyone just starting out in the world of detailing.

Here I will explore some of the essential items anyone from beginner to expect should always have in their detailing kit bag.

The first may come as a bit of a surprise. If like millions of other car owners you regularly use a sponge to wash your car, please make an immediate change and Ditch That Sponge!

By the very nature of their make-up, if a sponge traps even the smallest amounts of dirt or grit between it and your paintwork it will tend to suck up the water leaving the grit to drag across the surface of your paintwork as you wipe, leaving fine swirls and scratches behind it.

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Leather Repair Pens Make A Real Mark On The DIY Leather Repair Market

Leather Repair PensFor many years now car and furniture leather repair has been the preserve of a limited number of experts across the country and even for the smallest touch-up job this would not be inexpensive.

Now those small touch-up jobs can be done by the likes of you and I with an innovative new product from one of those expert companies. The new leather repair pens from The Leather Repair Company enable anyone wanting to do those simple touch-up jobs to do them quickly and easily with professional looking results.

Their pens are a professional grade pen that can be used to repair or recolour your leather and are the perfect partner for all types of repairs to leather handbags, leather jackets, leather car seats, leather furniture, leather golf bags, leather gun cases and much more.

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How to repair scuffs in car leather seats & trim using a leather repair kit

How to repair scuffs in leatherUntil recently restoring or repairing your car leather seats or trim would require either the expertise or the need to call in the experts to do it for you.

Fortunately, a number of these experts have recently made DIY leather repairs much more accessible to ALL of us, with the introduction of the DIY Leather Repair Kit .

In this and future articles, we will explain the step by step process for the repair of leather car seats and trim. Although much of what we will describe will be equally relevant to the repair of sofas, jackets, bags etc. Our first article will concentrate on scuffs in your leather with future posts taking a look at how to repair leather tears, burns, stains and other damage.

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8 Top Tips for Cleaning and Caring for Your Microfibre Cloths & Drying Towels

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As any detailer will testify – you can never have enough in your detailing kit bag, whether for cleaning, polishing or drying. Most would also agree it is just as important that you take equal care of cleaning and caring for your microfibres as you do using them to detail your cherished motor.

Here we outline 8 Top Tips to wash, clean and care for your microfibre cloths and towels, keeping them in tip top condition and ensuring your are working at optimum performance.

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How to Remove Scuff Marks from Car Door Plastic & Vinyl Trim in 3 Easy Steps

How to Remove Scuff Marks from Car Door Plastic & Vinyl Trim in 3 Easy Steps

How to remove scuff marks from car doorsHas the constant in and out of your car left you with those really annoying scuff marks on your car interior door trims? Are you finding them a little difficult to remove? Here we detail 3 easy steps on how to remove scuff marks from your plastic car interior, door cards and trim.

The trouble is a lot of trims have a grain in them, which when receiving the occasional bash of your shoes or boots forces the dirt deep into the grain, as well as scuffing the surface of the plastic itself.

This makes it much harder to remove with just a damp cloth or your trim cleaner alone. There is however help at hand which makes removing many of these scuffs marks a doddle.

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Why Giving your Car AirCon a Blast in Winter is not as Crazy as it Sounds

A blast of cold air may be the last thing on your mind at the moment, but keeping your air conditioning permanently off during winter could be storing up trouble for when the sun eventually does come out.

New research for Kwik Fit, the UK’s largest automotive repair company, has revealed that 56% of motorists keep their air-con switched off during the winter months.  And for the 43% of drivers who say they turn off their air-con to save money, this could be a false economy.

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