Your seats are a big part in the overall luxury car experience, as their comfort and style really adds to the overall air of quality that such a vehicle affords. However, if your car seats are not at their cleanest, the quality of your ride may suffer. The Acura of Escondido service wants to give drivers in San Diego and elsewhere a guide on how to clean car seats. Whether your interior is trimmed with leather or fabric, you can follow the steps below to get the job done right.
A cleaning solution spray made for fabric that is NOT an all-purpose cleaner
An interior brush with soft or medium stiffness bristles
Enough time for your seats to dry out
How to do it:
Give your seats a thorough vacuum to take out the particles and hair.
If you have a pet, be sure to give your seats a second wipe with pet hair remover.
Open the windows and doors to get proper ventilation.
Spray the cleaning solution onto where you’re going to clean, but be sure not to saturate the fabric. Using too much liquid cleaner may lead to mildew.
Massage the cleaning solution into the fabric with the interior brush.
Wipe away the suds with a microfiber towel. If the fabric dries before you do this, the dirt will remain in the fibers.
Keep at steps 4 through 6 until the area in question is clean, then repeat on another section.
Vacuum the seats after cleaning to make the drying process go quicker. Let the seats finish drying before you go for a drive or move the vehicle into your garage.
Fabric Cleaner Alternatives
Laundry Detergent: mix the laundry detergent with hot water, then use cold water on a microfiber cloth to scrub and wipe away the dirt.
Vinegar: mix 1 cup of vinegar and a few drops of dish soap with a gallon of hot water, then dab on the sheets and scrub with a brush before using the microfiber cloth to wipe away the dirt.
Baking Soda: mix ¼ cup of baking soda with 1 cup of warm water. Use a toothbrush to scrub out tough stains. After half an hour of letting the mixture sit, blot it out with a clean cloth or towel.
Club Soda: Put club soda in a spray bottle, spray it on the stains, then lightly brush to remove them.
How To Clean Leather Car Seats
What you need:
Leather cleaner, saddle soap, mild leather soap, or a mixture of 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts linseed oil solution
An interior brush with soft bristles
How to do it:
When you’re learning how to clean leather car seats, you need to check your owner’s manual! Specific instructions regarding what products to use will certainly come in handy.
Give the seats a vacuum, but don’t scratch the leather. With small attachments or an air compressor, get through those crevices.
Coat the microfiber towel with leather cleaner and wipe the seats to get the surface oil and dirt off.
Spray cleaner onto the seats and gently scrub the surface with your brush.
If your leather seats are perforated, spray onto the brush before applying to the seats. Here again, you want to avoid soaking the material.
Wipe the seats clean with a dry microfiber towel.
Acura of Escondido Can Get You On the Road
If you’re a driver in Temecula or Carlsbad, you can count on the people at Acura of Escondido to help you keep your vehicle in great condition for all of the years to come. Although our Escondido parts department carries everything you’ll need to perform important work at home, the driver who thinks they’ll need an expert touch can always schedule detailing service at our shop.
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