How to Clean Your Car Seat

How to Clean Your Car Seat

Spring is coming, and you might want to clean your car. A good car interior provides safety and comfort for you and your passengers. With time, dirt, stains, and spills build up on the seats. Unless they’re cleaned periodically, they’ll begin to create an unpleasant environment for you and those around you.

What can you do to keep your car seats looking their best? Keep reading to learn how!

Get the right tools

To clean your car seats, you’ll need some general supplies from around the house.

A bucket or a large container for water
Towels or cloths
Dish soap
A sponge
Air freshener

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Vacuum cleaner

You’ll need a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any dust and grime.

Microfiber Cloth

Microfiber Cloth

The first thing you’ll want to do is grab a microfiber cloth. This will provide a great surface for cleaning.

Next, mix a little water with a few drops of dish soap. You’ll then need to wet the cloth and scrub away any dirt or stains that you see on your seat. After you’ve cleaned the area, set the cloth aside and let it dry completely before using it again.

Aside from cleaning your fabric seats, you might also want to consider investing in some upholstery cleaner as well as leather cleaner for those specific surfaces.

It’s important to remember that not all cleaners are created equal, so be sure to read the label before buying!

Pick the right cleaning solution

To clean your car seats, you’ll need a cleaning solution.
There are many different solutions available at your local store, but it’s important to choose one with these three qualities:

1-Easy-to-use instructions
2-Safe for the environment
3-Good value for your money


Vinegar is a great cleaner for the car. It helps remove oil, dirt, and other stains from your car’s fabric. All you need to do is mix a cup of vinegar with a cup of water in a spray bottle. Then spray the mixture on the fabric and let it set for about 10 minutes. You can scrub it with a cloth if necessary, but make sure to rinse the cloth off first to avoid harming the fabric.

Cleaning the seats

If your car is anything like mine, you probably have a few stains on the seats. You can clean them with water alone or any of these cleaners:

Baking soda
Lemon juice
Hydrogen peroxide

You’ll want to make sure to thoroughly scrub the area and then allow it to dry. If there are still stains after drying, you may need to scrub again with a cloth and one of the cleaning agents listed above. Be sure not to use too much force when scrubbing the seat as this may damage the fabric. Remember that everything we put in our bodies has an effect on us, so be sure to use only natural products when cleaning your seats!

Rinse and dry

The first step is to rinse off your car seat with a damp cloth. This will remove dirt and grime that’s been built up over time. Then, use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining moisture so the seats are as dry as possible.

If you find it difficult to remove stains, you can mix 1 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda in a bowl and pour the mixture on the stain. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and then scrub with a brush if needed.

If you don’t want to use vinegar or baking soda, ammonia can work just as well. Pour some ammonia onto the stain and let it sit for about an hour before scrubbing off with a sponge or brush.


Give your car a fresh clean scent

If your car smells like a dirty gym locker, then it’s probably time to clean it. One way to do this is by using a homemade solution. You can put on some music and follow these steps:

-Put one part water and one part vinegar in a spray bottle
-Wipe the seats with the solution -Spray the windows with the same mixture
-Clean the floor mats with baking soda and scrub them with a brush
-Vacuum or steam clean the carpets
-Wipe down interior of your car doors and dashboard

Too much moisture will damage your car seat’s fabric, so be sure not to use too much! After you’re done, take a deep breath. Your car should smell fresh.

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