How To Clean Car Leather

How To Clean Car Leather

The car is always exposed to pollution due to its frequent use, such as:  dirt, food residues and other pollutants. They accumulate in it making it dirty and unclean. So, care must be taken to clean it both inside and outside. It should be cleaned outside at least every 2 weeks and inside every month. Making sure to lean the leather seats for they bring unpleasant odors. Below are simple methods you can use to clean car leather:

Vacuum cleaner

A vacuum cleaner cleans leather seats. First remove the dirt in the narrow areas of the car. You can do this by using the end of the vacuum cleaner stick. Move it around at the angles where the backrest meets the seat cushion. Next go ahead and distribute an amount of leather shoe cleaner on the seats. It is recommended to follow the instructions attached to it. A damp cloth then wipes the leather seats. Spray a portion of hairspray on stubborn spots, then wipe it off with a dry cloth.


Water and Vinegar:

Well, vinegar is useful in cleaning the leather. And removing white stains caused by water and other stuff. So, after cleaning the leather seats with a vacuum, a mixture is made consisting of a cup of white vinegar and a cup of water. Next, a cloth is dipped in the solution. Squeeze and rub on the stains and then let them dry off.

Essential oils and Vinegar:

Take a quarter cup of any preferred aromatic oil and mix it with half a cup of vinegar. Sprinkle the solution the leather seats and then wipe. Essential oils are useful in neutralizing the smell of vinegar and not having to escalate it during the cleaning process.


Mix a small amount of lukewarm water with a teaspoon of washing detergent. Then, put the mixture in a spray bottle. The solution is sprayed on the leather car seats, and then left for several seconds. Then finally wipe the leather with a cloth.


Yess! Creamy toothpaste is used to get rid of stains from leather seats. Apply an ample amount of toothpaste on the stain. Scrub the stain well with the help of a toothbrush. Wipe the leather with some lukewarm water. The leather seats are dried with a cloth.

Baking soda

You can clean greasy spots in your car by using baking soda. Sprinkle some baking soda on the greasy spots. Leave the leather seats for a few hours and then scrub with a damp cloth.

Special leather cleaner

First check the car well to see if it has cracks or holes before starting to clean it. Clean the leather seats with a damp cloth to get rid of dirt. Then, spray the leather surfaces of the car with some detergent. Use a soft brush in a gentle manner and scrub.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice removes stubborn stains. Mix equal portions of lemon juice and cream tartar. Mix them well to form a paste. Put it on the stain and leave it for at least half an hour, then wipe with damp cloth.

Steam Cleaning

Cleaning with steam devices is one of the best ways to get rid of dirt and eliminate unpleasant odours from the car. The principles of these devices depends on the dissolution of stain particles and using steam without the use of any harmful chemicals.

Tips when cleaning the car’s leather

Tips to follow when cleaning a car’s leather:

  • High quality cleaning materials
  • Divide seats and clean separately
  • Avoid using chemical household cleaners
  • Clean leather 3-4 times a year.
  • Moisturize leather
  • Clean interior and surroundings

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