Cleaning Your Car Seats

By Product Expert | Posted in Accord, Civic, Tips on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 1:40 pm
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How To Clean Leather Accord Or Cloth Civic Car Seats At Home

Try as you might your car is going to get dirty, weather and the occasional snack in the car will leave its mark on the seats, even those of us that take every precaution can’t avoid the dreaded dust. After enough time you might look at your seats and think, I need to clean these up. There are plenty of places to get them cleaned up, but for those that want to do it on their own we have some tips for how to clean leather Accord or cloth Civic car seats at home.

Cleaning Leather Car Seats

how to clean car seatsNo matter what material or part of the inside of the car you’re cleaning, it is important to clear everything out before getting started. Leather seats can be a little more particular than cloth seats, especially if you want them to keep their color and plushness or even restore it a little. It is important to start with finding a product that is specifically labeled for leather use, whether it is a two in one cleaner and conditioner or two separate bottles. Either way read the label. One Caveat, avoid lotions on perforated leather as the lotion will fill the perforation and leave a white residue.

Cleaning Cloth Car Seats

After clearing everything out, the first step is to vacuum the floor and seats, just like your carpet at home. When cleaning cloth interiors vacuuming is sometimes all that is required. However, stains and smells will need the cleaning power of a product of some kind. You can go with products that are made specifically for cloth car seats or a basic cleaner like Woolite, which can also be used elsewhere around the house. It is important to read the instructions before applying these products no matter what you go with. Most cleaners will want you to let it sit and soak into the fabric before scrubbing.

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