Automotive Leather Cleaning Tips: How Do I Clean My Seats?


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Automotive Leather Cleaning Tips: How Do I Clean My Seats?

Leather care is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Proper leather cleaning and conditioning will not only maintain the look of your seats, but also the durability and comfort! Below, you’ll find a few quick tips from The Seat Shop on how to care for your leather seats.

chamberlain's #2 straight leather cleaner

1. Cleaning

Firstly, you’ll want to stay away from cleaning solutions with harsh chemicals. However, if it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your seats, you’ll need to roll up your sleeves and do some work. For a deep clean, we recommend Chamberlain’s Straight Cleaner #2. This product permeates leather with natural, non-alkaline cleaning agents and alcohols, gently removing substances that damage leather. Remember, this is just a cleaning product, so don’t forget to condition the leather afterward!


chamberlain's #4 auto refreshener

2. Conditioning

Conditioning is going to keep your leather soft. Without regular conditioning, the leather will dry out, crease and crack. Chamberlain’s Auto Refreshener #4 is the perfect solution to this problem. It contains a cleaner, so you can also use it on a regular basis! In addition, it will condition the leather with nutrients and UV protectants. It can be used on both leather and vinyl, and will go a long way toward extending the life of your seats!


Below, you’ll find a quick video that demonstrates the capability of Chamberlain’s products.


Interested in learning more? Check out our website, sign up for our Newsletter, or just give us a call at (214) 710-2565! We’re always happy to talk with you about your seats.

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Review on our customer service

This is why customer service is so important to us!

Just a note to thank the Seat Shop! I received my new driver’s side OEM cover for my 2001 Chevy Tahoe in a week and a half as you estimated. The color match is perfect and the quality seems better than the original. I also got the new foam base which made the whole project very professional. Following your fantastic videos, I was able to complete the project single-handedly and am extremely pleased with the results. It’s like having a new car again. It even has that “new car” smell!
Don – Virginia

Here is a link to Don’s 2001 Chevy Tahoe options – click here

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Review from France!

Just wanted to thank you for your great product! Really pleased it makes my Chevy look so much better and comfortable too 😎

2000 Chevrolet Suburban Driver Bottom replacement

2000 Chevrolet Suburban Driver Bottom Before and After

Attached a couple of pics


Louis – France

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It fit perfectly, and was an exact match

We got a message from a what seems to be a very happy customer, here is a link to what was purchased – 2002 Cadillac Escalade

Hello,  I received my seat cover and new foam pad for my 2002 Cadillac Escalade. It fit perfectly, and was an exact match.  Your advice to get a new foam pad was the best piece of advice because the old was was severely deteriorated and I would not have had near as nice an install using the old pad.  Thanks for posting the install video. It really helped, especially knowing the socket sizes and depths before I got started.  Hope you have a great year!    Jon B


Thank you Jon B from OH

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If only everything was this easy!

Great Review from Bruce, glad we were able to make everything easy 


I wanted to give yall some props….I ordered my seat covers Thursday afternoon, got a couple of texts confirming the details on Friday and received my seats on Saturday. Love the seats. Good product and good service, if only everything was this easy! Thanks,Bruce


Bruce J. – Virginia


Here is a link to the OEM (Factory matched seats) leather seats that were fixed – Click Here

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Father and Son Review

Good Day seatshop, I recently purchased a foam cushion for my 2004 ford lariat ext. cab 4×4. I am very pleased on how everything worked out. The item was received several days ahead of what we thought it would be. The foam cushion fit well. My son and I installed yesterday and everything is beautiful. Your you tube i was a wonderful help. It is a pleasure doing business with you and thank you again.


– Father and Son Review


Product Review for – 2004 F-150 Lariat Extended Cab

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Do you Support Our Robots in Blue?…

Robocops Versus Real Cops?

The Dubai police force is the one of the first to deploy robotic police officers, with a plan to replace a quarter of its human counterparts with droid cops by 2030. While the ethics of allowing a computer to make split-second decisions about human welfare might be up for debate, here at The Seat Shop we like to keep things simple. In the present day, we still depend on real men and women in the police force. People just like us are on the streets, protecting and serving on a daily basis.

So what does all of this have to do with seats? Well, we asked ourselves how The Seat Shop can best support our local police departments, and you might be surprised at what we came up with. Take a look at the videos below, and let us know what you think in the comments!


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Customer Review From Ron C. in Florida

Just wanted to take a moment to give The Seat Shop a “thumbs up” endorsement for the seat cover I purchased from you.  The cover was a perfect fit and match for my 2007 Expedition.  Installation was relatively easy considering I had never done any type of upholstery work.  I will definitely recommend The Seat Shop to my friends and co-workers.  Your web site was easy to navigate and the shipping was prompt.  All in all a great experience. 


Ron C. – Florida

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What Can the Seat Shop Do for Your Business? A Customer Testimonial –

We often get asked if we have wholesale or fleet accounts and the answer is YES! We love partnering with upholstery shops and having good ones in our network to refer our customers to for installation. Today we have a testimonial from Melissa at Always Wright Auto Trim in Carrollton, GA.”As a 31yr upholstery

“As a 31yr upholstery veteran, I can attest to the quality and fit of seat shop covers and foam. Brian, Garrett, Raul and all the guys are customer oriented, serious about delivering a quality product, and a pleasure to deal with. They also really listen to an experienced pro when a rare issue has occurred with a product- this is UNHEARD OF with every other major mfg.  with most u get what they send-period. they are serious about furnishing a quality product. I love this since this is my main objective as well. If u are gonna DIY- buy the foam cushion! There are things I can do to repair and fortify your old foam that u are not set up to do. The ability to buy pieces ala carte cheaper than factory plus get many models discontinued by factory is great. Most other mfg of quality covers only offer a complete set of seats when most often only the drivers seat is needed. Kudos guys. Great products! I welcome customers to bring me your covers to install but it is smarter and a lil cheaper if u let me order it. This absolves u from any problems that may arise due to issues u may not be aware of in your particular vehicle.”

So if you are in the Carrollton, GA area make sure you pay Always Wright a visit and get your seat covers ordered and installed today. Also check out their FaceBook Page here for some great before and afters! 

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