How To Best Clean Car Seats


In order to keep your car looking great and to increase its resale value, you’d be better off learning how to clean car seats. The method you use to clean your car seats will mostly depend on the type of seats you have. If you want to clean your car interior and restore it to its original look and feel, then this article is for you.

What You’ll Need

– Wet vac
– White cloths
– Stiff brush
– Spot remover
– Upholstery cleaner
– Vacuum


– Remove dirt and debris from the surface of your seats. You can use vacuum attachments to reach tight spaces.

– Examine your seats for stains and damaged areas. You’ll need to be cautious when cleaning weak fabric and holes to avoid further damage.

– Use stiff brush and upholstery cleaner to scrub the stain off the surface of your seats. Note that more energy might be required to clean out heavily soiled spots and stains. If you come across stubborn stains that won’t go away, use spot remover and continue brushing.

– Using a soft white cloth, wipe off the upholstery cleaner. Some products don’t require rinsing and can be left to dry on the surface. Read product label to learn about your product.

– If the product requires rinsing, spray small amounts of water on the surface and then use a wet vac to remove the water immediately. Leaving the water on the surface for too long might saturate the foam cushion.

To avoid mildew and mold growth, allow the seats to dry complete before using the car. Leave the doors open and windows down until the seats are dry.

– Using a carpet steam cleaner with upholstery attachments will make your work even easier when cleaning your car seats. When cleaning stains from leather seats, use a mixture of tartar cream and lemon juice with a soft cloth. To find out how effective the process will be, try using the mixture on a hidden area. If it cleans without leaving any spots, then you can go ahead and use it on the rest of the seat.

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