How can I get denim stains out of my leather car seats?

My new black jeans stained my dad's leather car seats. I didn't mean to, and I know he won't be too mad, but he loves his car and I feel awful. How can I remove the denim stains before he notices?

“While accidents like these are frustrating, I promise that you don’t have to feel awful about them—especially since it’s easy to get the stains off with leather cleaner!
To remove the stain:
  • Wipe away any dust or debris.
  • Apply leather cleaner to a cloth.
  • Wipe stains in a circular motion until gone.
  • Use another wet cloth to remove any remaining cleaner.
  • Apply a leather protector.
You can purchase leather cleaner from an automotive store or a retailer that carries automotive products.
If this doesn’t work, you might need to fess up to your dad, since he might want to consider taking the vehicle to a detailer. However, it sounds like he’s not the type to get upset about accidents, especially if you take the initiative to try and clean it up—so hopefully all will go well! (You can also tell your dad that in the future, he should consider using a leather protector on his seats, since this will help prevent any future staining.)
If your dad is worried about the cost of the cleaning, you can also mention that the Jerry app is a great way to save money on car insurance so that a detail won’t break the bank. We help drivers find the plan with the most coverage at the best price for their budget, and we’ll even help them switch! That way neither you nor your dad need to worry too much about the price of a detail.
Good luck with cleaning; you’ve got this!”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 04, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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