Leather seats are known to add a refined or luxurious touch to your vehicle. Besides offering comfort, they’re also famous for their durability and amazing smell.

However, you need to invest in professional auto detailing services to ensure the quality of the leather seats. An unexperienced detailer may cause damage to your seats that will decrease the resale value of the vehicle.

To make sure there’s no damage to the leather seats during the cleaning process, here are a few dos and don’ts you must consider.

What You Should Do

  • Make sure you remove all the dirt and dust particles from the leather seats through a vacuum, so they don’t rub along your seats during the cleaning process.
  • Inspect your seats thoroughly for any holes because the cleaning solution might go inside and ruin the leather.
  • Prefer using a microfiber cloth because it doesn’t leave any scratches on the leather.
  • Keep in mind to read the content of the cleaner because some chemicals might damage the leather. Use non-toxic and natural elements instead.
  • Apply the cleaner to the cloth first instead of applying directly to the leather seat.
  • First, do a spot test of the cleaner at any specific area to make sure if it’s working or not.
  • Rub the cleaning cloth slowly and in a specific direction to prevent discoloration from some areas.
  • Make sure you’re cleaning the leather at least once a month and condition it once a year.


What You Shouldn’t Do

  • Don’t make guesses about the leather’s type or whether it has been dyed before or not. If you’re clueless about it, make sure you ask these questions from the previous car owner or a professional dealer.
  • Don’t use a cleanerthat’s consists of oil, wax, petroleum, and silicone.
  • Don’t rub the seats with a brush that has hard bristles because it may leave scratches on the leather.
  • Don’t scrub the leather.

Keep in mind to follow these steps to secure the quality of your leather seats for a long time. Moreover, you can follow these steps for anything made up of leather in your car, such as the dashboard or car handles, etc.

If you’re looking for professional mobile car detailing in Beaumont, CA, or a full-service car wash near you, reach out to The Mobile Turtle. Our leather care package can make your car appear and smell brand new. We make sure to use a non-alkaline cleaner and vacuum the leather seats before cleaning. Contact us now!