Leather Seat Maintenance in 3 Simple Steps

November 23, 2020 By prezauto
2016 Audi TT | Delray Beach, FL
Pre-Owned 2016 Audi TT 2dr Coupe S Tronic Quattro

The high-quality used cars at Presidential Auto Leasing & Sales often come with leather seats. Leather is known to be a long-lasting material that will look and feel good for many years if you take good care of it. Follow these leather seat maintenance steps to ensure your used car leather stands the test of time.

1 – Vacuum the seats

Leather conditioner needs a clean surface to properly adhere and soak into. Vacuum your leather seats to remove any loose dirt or debris so that when you begin using product, you’re not just rubbing muck into the seat.

2 – Apply leather cleaner

Spray leather cleaner on the seats and use a microfiber cloth to wipe the leather dry. On problem areas, where hair or skin frequently comes into contact with the leather, or where creases are forming, gently rub the cleaner using a soft, bristled brush. Leather is an absorbent material, so depending on the weather you may need to wait up to 24 hours for it to fully dry.

3 – Apply leather conditioner

Once your leather seats are dry, apply conditioner. Apply it as evenly and generously as you can, without letting it accumulate in any single area. The purpose of conditioner is to keep the leather seats relatively moist, which prevents cracking, as well as to provide UV protection to help preserve the color. Allow up to six hours for the seats to absorb the conditioner, then use a microfiber cloth to wipe any excess conditioner that remains.

Perform this routine two to four times a year to ensure your beautiful leather seats continue to look as amazing as the day they were new. For more maintenance tips and tricks, visit Presidential Auto Leasing & Sales in Delray Beach, Florida!