Cleaning Car Seats: Cloth AND Leather

By Product Expert | Posted in Just For Fun, Service, Service Center, Tips and Tricks on Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 8:15 pm
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3 Easy Tips for Cleaning Volkswagen Seats

When it comes to keeping your car clean and looking great, the seats can be a big project. We sit in them for long periods of time and there’s bound to be spills and accidents. Cleaning up includes getting rid of stains, and protecting our car seats. We’ll give you 3 easy tips for cleaning Volkswagen seats and you can tell us what you think in the comments below! 

Cleaning your seats can make a huge difference in how your car looks! Whether you are working on leather seats or cloth, we have some tips for you!

Leather Seats Tips:

Tip #1: Don’t Soak It! Keep your leather seats as dry as possible! It’s important to only use a damp cloth when cleaning leather seats. Any more water could do damage to the leather! Also make sure to keep water away from the stitching.

Tip #2: Use a very mild soap-water mixture! This is important because soap can damage the leather or discolor it. Using approximately 2 tablespoons of mild soap for every quart of water is plenty and should help to get any stains off.

Tip #3: Use High-Quality products! It’s important to use the good stuff on your VW leather seats. You want to protect, clean and help preserve your leather for as long as possible. It’s investment worth making!

Cloth Seat Tips:

Tip #1: Let the Cleanser Sit! After you put the cleaner onto your well-vacuumed seats, let it sit there and really work its way into the fabric. That’s how you get the stains out for good!

Tip #2: Be Gentle! You might not feal like your cloth seats are fragile, but they can be damaged by rough cleaning methods. If your seats are made to handle a little abuse, you can feel free to scrub more, but more luxurious seating will require softer methods, such as a steamer or a microfiber towel.

Tip #3: Soda for Smell! If your stain smells bad and doesn’t go away after the washing process, put some baking soda on it and leave it overnight. This will neutralize the smell. If the plain soda doesn’t work, try mixing it with a little water to use as a paste!

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