How can I keep my leather seats looking good?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips & Tricks on Monday, January 18th, 2021 at 2:00 pm
2021 Volkswagen Tiguan top of seats

Leather seat care tips 

Having leather seats is a luxury that may require a little more maintenance to keep looking its best.  If you are wondering how to keep your leather seats in prime condition, keep reading.  

How to clean leather seats 

2021 VW Tiguan leather seats

As leather seats age, they can start to crack or lose their color due to heat and UV exposure. As a way to keep them looking and feeling good, you should do a deep clean once in a while. To start, vacuum up any loose dirt or debris. Then you should apply the leather cleaner to your seats and use a soft bristle brush. Always double-check to make sure the cleaner is specifically for leather surfaces because they will use leather-friendly ingredients. Once you have cleaned, wipe the leather dry with a dry microfiber towel.  

Once the seats are dried, add a conditioner to your leather surfaces as well. This will help protect your seats from any UV rays or heat. Leave the conditioner on for a few hours to help absorb and then dry them off with another clean, dry microfiber towel. A good rule of thumb is to stick to a routine of cleaning and caring for your leather seats every three to six months to ensure they will last a long time. 


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Sign up for a Volkswagen Care Plan 

Did you know you can pre-pay for scheduled maintenance? There are seven prepaid services to choose between to help you keep your vehicle properly maintained. Check out our Volkswagen Care page to learn more about all the available plans. 


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