How to Clean Car Seats in Phoenix, AZ

Acura RDX Seats

Learning how to clean car seats the right way is a surefire way to get more enjoyment out of every drive. After all, your vehicle’s interior should feel like a home away from home, and learning to take care of its interior may inspire you to take better care of the rest of the vehicle, too!  Whether your seats are covered by fabric, leatherette, or genuine leather, you can follow our step-by-step guides to get the job done at home in Phoenix or Scottsdale today.

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

Whether your vehicle has come with leather car seats or a synthetic leatherette, you’ll want to check your owner’s manual or talk to one of our parts experts in order to find an approved leather cleaner. Saddle soap or a solution of one part white vinegar, two parts linseed oil can also work in a pinch. Leather conditioner is essential for long-term care. Make sure you also have a set of microfiber towels and a soft-bristled brush that won’t scratch your leather. Once you do, you’re ready to get learn how to clean leather car seats:

  1. Double check your owner’s manual to be certain that you aren’t making use of any products that could damage your interior. If you’re also disinfecting, be advised that alcohol-based products can dry out and damage your leather.
  2. Carefully vacuum the seats to remove all larger particles. If they’re left on the seats, they could lead to scratches when you start cleaning.
  3. Spray the leather cleaner onto your microfiber towel, and wipe the seats down to remove surface oils, dust, and dirt.
  4. Now spray the leather cleaner directly onto the seats. Be careful not to soak the material, especially if you have perforated seats.
  5. Scrub the seats gently with your brush until the leather has been cleaned to your satisfaction. Then, wipe the seats down with one of your microfiber towels to dry.
  6. If you’ve purchased a leather conditioner, apply it now to lock in moisture and preserve your seats for the years to come.

How to Clean Fabric Car Seats in Phoenix, AZ

Those with fabric car seats will want to pick up a cleaning product that’s been specifically designed for fabric. An interior brush with soft or medium bristles will be able to work the cleaning product into your seats, but a stiff carpet brush may still be too harsh. Here as well, a few microfiber towels will come in handy. It’s important to give the seats plenty of time to dry, since wet car seats in a closed environment can quickly generate mildew. With this in mind, you’re ready to get started: Instructions:

  1. Remove dust, dirt, and hair using a vacuum. If you have the appropriate attachment, use the vacuum to get between the seats as well. Otherwise, a car of compressed air may do the trick.
  2. Pet hair can be tough to remove. A specialized product or a lint roller can make your job a lot easier.
  3. Get the car as open as possible to accelerate drying. Then, lightly spray the cleaning solution directly onto the areas that you want to clean. Avoid saturating the fabric.
  4. Massage the cleaning solution into the fabric using your chosen interior brush.
  5. As soon as suds appear, wipe them away using a microfiber towel. Don’t let them dry back into the seats; you’ll have to start the process over again.
  6. If you need to accelerate the drying process, vacuuming your seats may help. Once again, you’ll want to make sure that everything is completely dry before you put the car away or take it for a drive!

Alternatives to Fabric Cleaner in Phoenix, AZ

Don’t have time to make it into our parts department? Although we offer parts coupons that can help to make proven, hardworking products more affordable, we want you to know that a few household products can also work when you’re in a bind:

  1. Laundry detergent mixed with hot water can be sprayed or sponged onto the seats. Use cold water on a microfiber cloth to scrub and clear the cleaner away.
  2. Vinegar with a few drops of dish soap can be mixed with a gallon of hot water and gently dabbed onto the seats. Scrub with a brush, and use clean water with a microfiber towel to wipe everything away.
  3. A ¼-cup of baking soda mixed with one cup of warm water makes for a great spot treatment solution. Use a toothbrush to apply the cleaning solution directly to the areas that need extra attention, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then blot away the stain.
  4. Club soda can be put in a spray bottle and applied to the fabric and scrubbed with a soft-bristle brush. Wipe out the dirt as soon as it comes to the surface.

Keep Your Vehicle In Top Shape at Acura North Scottsdale

Remember, the experts at our Phoenix service center are always here to back you up. Whether you’re interested in professional detailing, or you’ve realized that you have another issue on your hands, it’s quick and easy to schedule Acura service or explore our Acura service tips and tricks online including how to use Acura remote start and more. We’re easy to reach from anywhere near Peoria.

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