How can I repair my leather car seat?

I let my brother drive my car over the weekend. When he brought it back, there was pizza grease all over the car seats. How can I repair my leather car seats?

Answer
Oh no, that sounds terrible! Grease is hard to remove from leather, but not impossible. Thankfully, the only tools you will need are a microfiber towel, cornstarch, and a vacuum cleaner.
Leather is porous and absorbent, which makes it challenging to clean. You want to soak up as much grease as possible. To clean the grease, do the following:
  • Press gently on the leather with the microfiber cloth and soak up as much grease as you can. Don’t rub; use more of a blotting motion.
  • Sprinkle cornstarch on top of the stain and let it sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Vacuum up the corn starch, and the grease should be gone.
You can contact your car insurance company to see if they will cover the damage from the pizza if you have comprehensive coverage. In most cases, food damage falls under wear and tear and won’t be covered, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 03, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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