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How To Clean Leather Car Seats

Acura Interior


From the Acura RDX to the 2020 ILX, you’ll find premium leather seats available throughout the Acura lineup. If you’re hesitating to go with the leather interior option because it could be difficult to keep them clean and in good condition, it’s easier than you think! If you read the guide below, you’ll see that how to clean leather car seats in your Acura is actually super simple:

Supplies You’ll Need

First, check your owner’s manual for any specific maintenance schedule directions on how to clean leather car seats in your Acura. Most of the supplies you’ll need to clean leather seats are likely already in your cleaning cabinet or garage. If you need to purchase a few more items, they’ll be reusable each time you need to clean the seats. Gather all the following materials before you begin:

  • Leather Cleaning Agent
  • Leather Conditioning Agent
  • Microfiber Towels
  • Soft-Bristled Brush
  • Sponge
  • Vacuum

Step 1: Prep and Wipe Seat Leather

Before cleaning, you need to clean and prep the leather to remove any debris that could scratch or stain the leather. Vacuum the seats, making sure to get any debris lodged between the seats. Then spray the leather cleaning agent onto a microfiber cloth and clear away any remaining debris with slow, even circles.

Step 2: Brush and Clean

While the cleaning agent is still wet on the leather, gently scrub the leather with a soft-bristled brush. This will dislodge the dirt that has collected deep down in the leather. As the dirt and discoloration comes up to the surface, wipe it away with a microfiber cloth.

Step 3: Dry and Condition

After thoroughly wiping the leather clean of dirt in gentle, even wipes, the last step is to condition the leather. This protects it from damage and maintains its supple texture and quality. Apply conditioner with a microfiber cloth or sponge in circular wiping motions, taking care to use only a little at a time. Too much conditioner can leave your seats feeling greasy. After conditioning, park your Acura in a garage or someplace shady for at least an hour before getting back in.

Learn More About Acura Interior Maintenance at Fisher Acura

If you’d like to learn more about recommended routine service for your Acura vehicle, contact the team of expert technicians at Fisher Acura. We’re happy to provide maintenance tips and tricks you can use at home to help keep your Acura MDX in great shape for years to come, such as hand vs. touchless car washes, how much an oil change costs, how to remove a car battery, how often to change your spark plugs, how to check your car oil, what tire numbers meanor why your car is leaking water. Be sure to explore our rotating selection of service specials, and then contact us to schedule service if it’s time for routine maintenance.

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