How to Deep Clean Your Car Seat

Cleaning your car seats is important to keep them stain- and odour-free. Use the surface cleaning process given here to do it efficiently.

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How to Deep Clean Your Car Seat
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Cleaning your car seats is like cleaning your sofa. You cannot soak the fabric for too long, as drying it will be challenging. The way you clean your car seat will depend on the type of material it is made of. As a rule, always test any new cleaning product on an inconspicuous area of your car seat first to check compatibility.

Here are two cleaning methods:

Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Vacuum cleaner

b) Detergent

c) 1 bucket of hot water

d) 1 bucket of cold water

e) Leather upholstery-cleaner

f) Leather conditioner

g) Sponge

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Cleaning Fabric Car Seats

  1. Step 1: Vacuum Your Car Seat

    Remove loose dirt and debris from the seat using a vacuum cleaner. A portable vacuum cleaner would be really effective for this task.

  2. Step 2: Prepare a Cleaning Solution

    Grab two buckets of water, hot and cold. Add a 1 tsp. of detergent to the hot water. You can try using Surf Excel Easy Wash for this. Check the pack to understand correct usage instructions. Always test on a small patch first.

  3. Step 3: Wipe the Seats

    Dip a sponge in the soapy solution and wipe your car seats with it. Ensure that it is not excessively wet.

  4. Step 4: Wipe off the Soapy Solution

    Dampen a clean towel with cold water and wipe off the soapy layer from your car seat. Repeat if necessary.

Cleaning Leather Car Seats

  1. Step 1: Vacuum the Car Seat

    Remove any surface dirt and dust from your car seats. A portable vacuum cleaner is really useful.

  2. Step 2: Use a Leather Cleaner

    Spray a leather upholstery-cleaner on your car seats. Read the instructions on the product before applying it.

  3. Step 3: Wipe Off the Cleaning Agent

    Wipe the leather seats thoroughly to ensure that you get rid of every bit of cleaning agent from the surface.

  4. Step 4: Treat with Leather Conditioner

    Prevent tears and cracks on your leather seats by using a good quality leather conditioner. Read and follow the instructions on the product for best results.

Regularly cleaning your car seats will keep them looking good. As a proud car owner, it’s worth the effort you put into this activity.

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