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?

Answer
I’m so sorry for your loss and I hope you and your family are getting through it okay. I think that taking care of your granddad’s car is a great way to honor his memory!
To keep the car’s leather in good condition, commit to deep cleaning and conditioning it at least every three months.
  • 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.
Since your Cadillac is a classic car that seems to have been very well maintained, you should look into classic car insurance to make sure that it’s properly covered.
Finding cheap car insurance quotes online for a classic car might seem tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Jerry’s friendly agents are happy to answer your questions about classic car insurance, including what it covers and how to get it.
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Oct 21, 2021
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