How to Clean Leather Car Seats

BMW X5 Leather Seats

Why are so many Park Ridge drivers buying a vehicle with leather seats? Leather seats feel more luxurious than cloth, but they do require more care to keep the upholstery in good condition. Many new BMW vehicles are outfitted with gorgeous leather seats. Ensure proper leather seat care with these helpful tips from Perillo BMW, so you can enjoy your sophisticated leather seats for many years to come. We would also be happy to share our tips for sanitizing your vehicle.

How Do You Keep Leather Seats in Good Condition?

  • Vacuum Your Seats: Vacuum the crevices of your seats to eliminate any dust, dirt, or debris that could damage the leather.
  • Clean Your Seats: Use a pH-neutral cleaning solution with a microfiber cloth and soft-bristled brush to gently clean the leather upholstery. If you have perforated seats, do not get the cleaning solution into the perforations.
  • Condition Your Seats: Apply a leather conditioner to the seats with a microfiber cloth.
  • Protect the Leather: To protect the leather, keep your vehicle out of the sun to prevent UV damage. If possible, park under a tree or in a garage.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

You should use a colorless, simple damp rag to lightly dust your car seats on a regular basis. If your seats require a more thorough wash, you can use warm water with a bit of soap or a specially made leather cleaner. Your owner’s manual should recommend products that are safe to use for your particular make and model. You can also research what the best type of leather conditioner is for BMW seats.

When it comes to leather seat care, avoid using the products listed below:

  • Dark cloths
  • Detergents
  • Furniture polish
  • Sharp objects that may scratch
  • Household cleaner

Learn More About Cleaning Leather Car Seats

To find out more about how to care for your leather seats in your BMW vehicle, contact the service department at Perillo BMW in Chicago. We’ll be happy to provide recommendations and additional information. We can also provide tips on how to wash a car properly, how to clean the inside of a car windshieldhow to program a BMW key fob, as well as how to protect the interior from pets.

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