Cleaning the seat covers of your car is an essential task, which could become prone to mold and dust if neglected. However, this requires quite a lot of work with the processes involved to do it efficiently. The first and foremost thing to make sure is that you have the appropriate tools, materials, and products that can be used for the seat fabric of your car. Getting the wrong product will ruin the fabric, so it is best to research the type of product made to use on your seat material. One easy way to figure this out is to see the manual given by the seller when you bought your car. This vehicle manual ought to have all the information necessary for its maintenance. Double-check by reading the label of the product as well.

How to clean car seat covers -step by step guide.

Like cleaning any type of furniture, cleaning new car seat covers must not be drenched, because drying it will become a hassle. Hence, opt for a smooth wet sponge to clean them.

The tools you will need to have are as follows:

    • Chamois
    • Damp sponge
  • 2-3 buckets
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Conditioning product for the leather
  • Cleaning agent
  • Few towels

Cleaning fabric car seat covers

For preventing significant damages, it is advised first to use the cleaning product on a corner and check if it works well fine.

Step 1:

The first thing to do is to eliminate any unwanted dirt by vacuuming the interior of the car. Make sure you don’t leave any edges and clean to the fullest, as it will prevent hassles later on.

Step 2:

Fill the two buckets with hot water and cold water, respectively.

Step 3:

Now, take your cleaning agent (like laundry detergent) and mix it to the bucket filled with hot water. Make sure you read the instructions given on the label for safety’s sake.

Step 4:

Wet the sponge with the bucket filled with the cleaning agent solution and rub it onto every seat cover properly. Keep in mind not to drench the seat.

Step 5:

After cleaning it thoroughly, wet the sponge with cold water from the bucket. Using it, remove the detergent and surplus debris.

Step 6:

Using dry towels, wipe the seat clean and remove any wetness or moisture from the seat.

You can repeat this process one more time, in which case, you don’t need to dry them with towels just yet. It is just fine to use the existing buckets of water and solution as well.

Cleaning leather seat covers

Leather covers must always be given utmost care of treatment. You must use only specialist-recommended cleaning agents and leather oils.

Step 1:

The vacuum cleaning process is to be done like a standard car seat cover cleaning. Thoroughly vacuum it without leaving any debris on the edges.

Step 2:

Using the instructions given on the label of the leather cleaning product, apply the cleaner accordingly.

Step 3:

With a damp and moist chamois, wipe the seat clean, making it devoid of any excess cleaning product.

Step 4:

After removing all the debris and soap spots are eliminated, let the leather dry on its own without any external involvement.

Other tips to keep in mind is to use leather conditioner and apply leather oil from time to time. It helps a lot in easing maintenance and keeps that newness intact. Use specialist-recommended products and individual labelled instructions to avoid any risks.


One must always know to serve the things that be of service to you. Cleaning car seat covers are very important. If neglected, it will become stressful in the near future. So, take appropriate care of your car, and it will serve you for long!