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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • SunClosed
Service Hours:
  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed

How to Clean Leather Car Seats

A person cleaning a leather car seat with a sponge

Many models in our lineup come equipped with leather seats, and virtually every vehicle we sell offers them as an optional upgrade. With this in mind, you should have any trouble understanding why so many Marietta-area drivers ask our service team about how to clean leather car seats! Although leather is a sensitive material, leather seat care is far from difficult when you have the right products on hand. We’ve got you covered.

How to Clean BMW Leather Car Seats

Ready to get started? Take these steps to keep your leather car seats in great condition:

  • Carefully vacuum out your seats, and get into the crevices. This will clear away larger debris, so you can avoid scratching the leather.
  • Apply a pH-neutral cleaning solution to your leather upholstery. If your seats are perforated, try to prevent your cleaning product from leaking through to the cushion beneath.
  • With a microfiber cloth and a soft-bristled brush, gently clean your upholstery.
  • Conditioning is just as important as cleaning. Apply a fair amount of conditioner, and work it into the material using your microfiber cloth.
  • Go over the seats again with a dry, clean microfiber cloth. This will ensure an even distribution of conditioner and remove any extra product.

What Cleaning Products Should Be Used?

If you’re not using the correct products, even the most thorough leather seat care regimen won’t achieve the results you desire. Make sure to use colorless, damp rags without rough fibers, and pick up appropriate leather cleaning products at our BMW parts department. Check your owner’s manual for recommendations if you’re unsure of what products to use.

Knowing what not to use is also important. If you’re in a pinch, you might be tempted to use household cleaner, dark cloths, detergents, or furniture polish. Think again, and wait to clean your leather seats until you have exactly what you need.

Seat Cleaners for Proper Seat Care

If you have leather seats, there are a few products you’ll want to steer clear of. It’s best practice to stick with a damp cloth. If you need to wash them more thoroughly, you can mix a small amount of soap with warm water or use a high-quality leather cleaner. Check your owner’s manual to see what type is suggested. Overall, you’re going to want to stay clear of the following cleaning products:

  • Detergents
  • Dark cloths
  • Furniture polish
  • Household cleaner

Leather Seat Care Tips and Tricks

  1. It pays to keep a small bottle of leather cleaning solution in your vehicle as you drive around Smyrna or Alpharetta.
  2. As long as you also stock a few clean microfiber cloths, you’ll have everything you need to manage spills and debris before they set in.
  3. Store your vehicle indoors or in the shade as often as you can! Sun damage can wreak havoc on leather seats, and extreme temperatures can do damage too.

Cloth Seat Care Tips and Tricks

  • Vacuum the seats first to remove any debris. Be sure to also get in between the crevices.
  • Take a piece of fabric or cloth cleaning product to lightly spray the seats with a cleaning solution.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush to gently scrub the seats one area at a time. Once done, use a microfiber cloth to wipe up suds.
  • Go over the seats one more time with the vacuum. This can help clear up leftover debris and dry the seats.
  • Make sure your seats dry before you drive.

Our Car Care Team is Here to Help!

Interested in a professional touch or want to learn more about how to clean BMW leather car seats? Hoping to learn more DIY car care skills to practice in Smyrna or Alpharetta? Schedule service at our Duluth service center, check out our service tips and tricks today, learn how to check your oil, what to do after an accident, learn about the BMW X3 towing capacity, BMW X7 towing capacity, or even find out why you should buy a BMW.

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