How can I keep car leather in good condition?
My granddad passed his classic Cadillac on to me in his will, and I want to make sure to take great care of it. I’m pretty good with cars, which is probably why he entrusted it to me; but I don’t know anything about caring for a leather interior. What’s the best way to protect leather car seats?
- Start by vacuuming up any loose debris and dirt.
- Spray your preferred leather cleaner onto the surface and use a soft-bristled brush to work it in gently. Pay close attention to creases and anywhere that skin regularly comes into contact with the leather.
- Use a microfiber towel to wipe away any excess moisture. The seats will likely be a little damp so allow a few hours to dry.
- Apply your preferred leather conditioner generously and evenly without letting it pool up in any one area. If the seats still look good and you happen to know which brand your granddad consistently used, consider going with that one!
- Allow the conditioner to absorb for four to six hours.
- Use a clean, dry microfiber towel to wipe off any excess conditioner, then another microfiber towel to wipe the seats fully dry.