Leather car upholstery:

Learn from these great car upholstery cleaning tips.

Here are simple but important leather car upholstery cleaning tips.

There's nothing better than sliding into the fine leather seats of your automobile and heading out for a drive. Most people don’t realize that virtually all automotive leather made today has a special coating, leaving it impervious to non-automotive leather conditioners.

When cleaning car upholstery, vacuuming out dirt is a good first step. Finish the job with cleaners and conditioners designed for automotive leather. Stay away from silicone-based products because they clog leather pores. Also, a sun shade will protect your leather from the sun’s damaging rays.

A small investment now is far less expensive than replacing your vehicle’s leather later. Come to Advance Auto Parts for the best leather car upholstery cleaner and conditioning products, as well as a complete selection of quality auto parts. Now, keep reading for even more car upholstery cleaning tips!

Cleaning car upholstery on a regular basis can prevent costly damage.

The leather in your vehicle's upholstery is nothing like the leather in your old baseball glove, comfy jacket or trusty boots. Conditioners used for regular leather care will damage automotive leather.

Your leather car upholstery will quickly lose its luster without proper care and you'll be left with an interior cracked and damaged to the point of costly replacement. Keeping your leather upholstery looking new is easier than ever with quality cleaners, surfactants and conditioners from Advance Auto Parts.

What you will need for cleaning car upholstery:

Do-it-yourself difficulty guide for cleaning car upholstery:


Estimated time required -- 30 Minutes

Condition and clean your leather car upholstery on your own and save.

Tiny bits of dirt and grime can damage your leather every time you get in and out of your vehicle. Regular care keeps your leather at its supple best.

  1. The first step in cleaning leather upholstery is to thoroughly vacuum up any loose dirt. You don’t want it to be abrasive when you rub the cleaner/conditioner into the leather.
  2. Don’t spray the leather cleaner/conditioner directly on to the upholstery. Instead, spray a small amount on a clean, soft terry cloth towel for application.
  3. Whenever you use a leather car upholstery cleaner for the first time, test it in an inconspicuous spot. Check to make sure the cleaner you are using is not discoloring the leather upholstery.
  4. Even leather that looks clean may have a heavy soil buildup.
  5. Don’t overlook the leather wrapped steering wheel. It is the first place in your leather interior that dirt and grime will accumulate.


Visit Advance Auto Parts for the right car upholstery cleaner for your vehicle, along with a full line of quality auto parts.