When you have purchased customized leather seat covers from CalTrend, it is important to know how to take care of the material in order to preserve its beauty as well as to make sure it lasts for a long time. There are a number of things you have to keep in mind when handling leather material. One is to stay away from cleaning products that contain oil, wax and even silicone. While it is good to have clean seats, cleaning products should not be used too often or your seats will saturate faster.
It might be convenient to purchase cleaning products sold on the supermarket but remember you can also use ingredients you have at home such as vinegar and laundry detergent. Lastly, make sure that the seats are dry enough before giving you car another ride.
One of the reasons why many car owners prefer leather is because the material is not only luxurious but comfortable at the same time. Regular cleaning is required to keep it in perfect condition. Before cleaning with a new product, make sure to try it in a small area of the seat where it is not easily seen. This way you will know if there are any negative effects such as the color fading or material staining. Follow these tips to ensure clean leather seats all the time:
- Take out the vacuum and use it to clean the seats. Make sure to connect the upholstery attachment to prevent damage on the leather.
- Follow the application method on the cleaning product you bought.
- Use chamois leather, which should be a little damp, to remove remaining cleaning agent on the leather.
- Make sure it is completely dry before using again.
When using laundry detergent, mix it with warm water inside a spray bottle and fill another bottle with warm water alone. Clean the seats with the detergent mix and wiping away with cotton cloth before rinsing with warm water alone. A natural option according to CalTrend is to use vinegar. Mix 3 parts water with one part warm water. Spray it on the seats and rub gently with damp chamois before rinsing with warm water.