How To Clean Leather Car Seats

Maserati Interior Leather

Are you touring in the luxury comfort of your Maserati around Rumson, and wondering how to clean leather car seats between detailing sessions? You’re not alone. There are plenty of automakers that offer leather appointments for their vehicles, but we don’t have to tell you that Maserati is a cut above the rest.

The range of lush leather in new Maserati vehicles, including Full-Grain Nappa leather hand-selected from Swiss cattle, deserves the very best in care. Find out how the experts recommend attending to leather seat care in and around Deal.

Leather Seat Care for a Like-New Finish

Most importantly, your seats should undergo regular professional deep cleaning by certified Maserati technicians like those at our service center, every 6 months or so. However, learning how to clean leather car seats on a weekly or monthly basis can go a long way toward long-term preservation of your luxury interior.

Although different types of messes may call for different methods, drivers wondering how to exercise regular care, how to clean dirt from leather car seats, or how to clean mud from leather car seats can find everything they need to know below:

  • Routine Conditioning: Use a microfiber cloth to apply conditioner, as these soft products don’t disturb the leather. Weekly conditioning creates a protective barrier against scratches and stains.
  • Avoid Sun Damage: Exposure to the bright sunlight in Red Bank summers for long periods of time can leave your leather dull and bleached-out. Park inside, the shade, or use a Maserati window sun shade.
  • Dusting: It might not seem like much, but a light rag can remove collections of dirt and particles that could create fissures and scratch the leather.
  • Vacuuming: Along with dusting, vacuuming is a necessity–before you apply Maserati cleaning product to the seat leather. Use a vacuum extension without rough bristles, and go over the leather gently.
  • Maserati Cleaning Supplies: The quality of leather that Maserati uses for seating has no equal. Consult your Maserati parts center to find genuine OEM parts and cleaning supplies.
  • Proper Cleaning Technique: Apply cleaning solution to a cloth ready for leather cleaning, then rub conditioner thoroughly into the leather with a Maserati microfiber cloth. It’s very important to not allow cleaning solution to dry on the leather! Apply especially light on perforated leather.

Leather Seat Care: Products to Avoid

You should absolutely use Maserati cleaning products whenever possible. Keeping a small bag with a microfiber cloth and leather-specific cleaning solution tucked away in the trunk is not a bad idea, but you may not always have access to your conditioner or cleaner.

If you’re learning how to clean leather car seats without proper supplies, you should avoid the following household items at all costs:

  • Dark-colored cloths
  • Detergents and alcohol-based cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Sharp objects that may scratch
  • Household spray or liquid cleaner

Cleaning Leather Car Seats: Tips and Tricks

Looking for more leather seat care tips? We’ve answered a few other questions that we regularly encounter here:

How to Clean Gum Off of Leather Car Seats

Gum can stick to leather and make it difficult to clean your seats without scratching them. To remove it, take the following steps:

  1. Wipe off as much of the excess gum as you can. Work carefully to avoid scratching the material or spreading the gum around.
  2. Create a soap and water mixture, and use a microfiber cloth to apply it to the affected area. The more suds in your mixture, the better. Try not to soak through the seats or perforations.
  3. Wipe the area down with clean, soapless water. If the gum is not completely gone already, dip another cloth in peanut butter or vegetable oil and rub it into the leather, working gently.

How to Disinfect Leather Car Seats

Are you taking measures to prevent the coronavirus (or other pathogens) from making a home in your vehicle? While there are many cleaners that can be effective against viruses and bacteria, you need to be careful about the kind of cleaner you use on leather seats!

We recommend disinfecting all organic and/or porous materials with mild soap and water, and then cleaning and conditioning with approved products once you’re through.

Maserati of Central New Jersey, Your Source of Quality Service

Get in touch with your Edison service experts to get everything you need for your Maserati leather seat care. Schedule a service appointment today for any of your luxury maintenance needs, or learn more about the difference between hands-on and touchless car washes.

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