Cleaning your car’s cloth seats does not have to be a difficult task. After all, it’s important to remember that spills happen! All it takes is some thorough vacuuming and a little elbow grease to get the job done. We suggest cleaning cloth seats on a sunny day to speed up the amount of time it takes to dry.
When you are ready to get started, follow this step-by-step cloth car seat cleaning guide:
Step 1: Vacuum the Seats
The first thing you will want to do is vacuum the upholstery of your car. Be sure to clear out any items on the seats and floor. It is also helpful to get rid of any large pieces of trash that may be lying around.
Start by vacuuming the seats (top and bottom), headrests, and underneath the seats as best as possible. During this first step, it is extremely helpful to use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment.
Step 2: Don’t Forget to Vacuum the Crevices
It’s easy for food crumbs or other particles to get stuck within the crevices of your seats. We suggest hooking up the crevice attachment to your vacuum. Now, you can easily reach the seams and other hard to reach places.
Step 3: Get Rid of Troublesome Stains
If you have an upholstery cleaner handy, you will want to use it in this step. On noticeable stains, spray the cleaner directly on the stain and let it sit for about 60 seconds.
Once the upholstery cleaner has set, scrub the stain with a brush until it has disappeared into the cloth. If you have a bigger stain, you may want to repeat this step twice— just make sure you don’t let the cleaner sit on the stain for too long.
Step 4: Apply Upholstery Cleaner to the Seats
After you have spot-treated the noticeable stains, you will want to clean the surface of your seats. Simply spray the upholstery cleaner on the seat’s surface and scrub until the cleaner has dissolved into the seats.
Remember, be careful not to apply too much to the entire seat as this could potentially make the stains worse.
Step 5: Run the Vacuum One More Time
We recommend vacuuming the seats one last time after completing step 4. That way, you can get rid of any additional dirt or grime left behind from the upholstery cleaner. You can repeat this step as needed. Be sure to open your car doors and windows and let your seats air dry!
If you want to skip cleaning your car seats regularly, stop by and visit Truckin Thunder. We sell high-quality car seats for all types of vehicles. Our car seats are made with various materials, so we’d be glad to help you find what you’ve had in mind!