How to Care for and Clean Leather Car Seats

Having leather car seats is a luxury that adds a significant value to your car. Car owners, who recognize this and appreciate their leather seats, do what they can to keep them clean and conditioned.

How to care for or restore leather care seats

Leather car seats should be cleaned and conditioned on a regular basis. A good rule of thumb is to clean your interior as often as you wash the outside of your car. Unlike an exterior car wash, you do not need a hose, bucket and loads of soap. Cleaning leather is a very simple process and the little time you spend on it really goes a long way in terms of retaining the sleek appearance of your car’s interior.

We recommend conditioning your leather car seats once ever six months if they're not coated. (Not sure? Test our leather conditioner in a discreet area to see if it absorbs, or drip some water on your seats. If the conditioner or water absorb into the leather, the seats are likely not coated. Your car's manufacturer will also be able to provide this information.)  

Below, more details about how to clean and conditioner leather car seats

Leather car seat cleaning

The first step to cleaning your leather car seats is to vacuum. Use the smaller vacuum nozzle to suck up any dirt or crumbs that have lodged into the cracks of the seats. Once all of the loose particles are gone, begin the leather cleaning process. 

Always do a quick test of the leather cleaner on a small and inconspicuous area of the leather first. Then apply the leather cleaner to your seats, either by dipping a lint-free cloth into the cleaning solution and wiping down your seats, or by spraying the cleaner onto your seats and then wiping with a cloth. Concentrate on heavily soiled areas. Our product is the best leather cleaner for leather car seats, but it is also suitable for use on faux leather, vinyl, leatherette, plastic and rubber, which means you can use the cleaner on your entire interior. 

Using a leather conditioner on your car seats

Once the leather is completely dry, you're ready to condition. Like the cleaner, you’ll want to test Leather Honey Leather Conditioner in a discreet area first – Leather Honey is designed to penetrate the pores of the leather. As mentioned above, some car manufacturers apply a protective barrier on leather seats, preventing Leather Honey and other leather conditioners from penetrating until that barrier breaks down. If you apply Leather Honey to a test spot and it doesn’t absorb, your seats are likely protected with a synthetic coating. 

If your test area absorbs, you are ready to apply a thin, even coat all over the leather seats. Almost instantly, you will notice the leather’s richer color and fresh gloss. Allow the leather to dry completely, which can take up to 24 hours. 

Our leather cleaner is suitable for use on perforated seats, seats with stitching and seats with heating elements. 

If you own something valuable, such as a car with leather interior, it is important to take care of it. Leather is susceptible to staining and wear and tear. By keeping your leather car seats clean and regularly conditioned, it will keep its value for a longer period of time. 

I bought a 2001 BMW with a leather interior and the seat edges were very hard and beginning to crack. After liberally applying your product to them the result is amazing: the seats are soft, the cracks have more or less disappeared and the leather’s black color looks new.”

Thanks for making a good product that does what your ad claims at a reasonable price. It’s a rare find! Leather Honey did wonders for the original seat upholstery on our antique buggy. It saved me from having it redone…”

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Conditioner for Leather Car Seats

Leather is expensive and Leather Honey keeps it looking and feeling good – even after years on the road. Our conditioner guards against sun damage, restores faded coloring, and helps preserve the quality of your leather. It also protects leather by making it water repellent.


Make stains and odors disappear

Our all-natural, non-toxic leather cleaner does not contain drying agents which take away moisture and leave leather dried out. Plus it works on all types of leather, as well as vinyl, faux leather, plastic and rubber. Use on your entire car interior!


Complete Leather Car Care Kit

Convenient kits include everything you need

With our product bundles, you get our Leather Honey premium conditioner, Leather Honey cleaner, and 2 application cloths.

 

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