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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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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Review from Ted N.

Hi Guys,

It took me a while to get to the project of testing the drivers seat heaters and replacing the elements, seat foam, bottom cover and arm rest cover on my 2003 Chevy but finally got to it this weekend. I am pretty mechanically inclined and can usually figure most things out but I wanted to tell you how helpful all of your videos were in getting the project done. Your products are excellent, your instructions are detailed, accurate and complete and I would highly recommend The Seat Shop to anyone who needs to replace theirs!

Thank you,

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Customer Review Howard B.

“Got my seat cover for my 2004 GMC Sierra and after watching your video it is a breeze 10 minutes to remove seat, about 5 to remove old seat cover and 5 to install seat back in the truck, but I spent about an hour cutting seat cover for and installing the power seat controls.
The color and pattern matched perfectly. Great set of covers
Howard B”

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If and when we get an order wrong – you can guarantee we will fix it!

Below is a recent customer email responding back to having a missing stitch in the seat cover.

Just wanted to follow-up with our seat cover issue. Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best :). The upholstery shop that installed the covers added the missing stitch, all is well and the seat covers look outstanding. Perhaps the most important thing to me as a customer was the manner in which our issue was immediately addressed and solutions provided. Great job!!

Many thanks and you can add us to your list of 100% satisfied customers!

Best regards,

Tim L.

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Customer Review – John S.

I recently purchased a new base cover for the driver’s seat in my King Ranch (2002). I had it installed today by Rod’s Upholstery in Troy, NY. He did great job and seat looks great and the color match is terrific. Rod (the upholsterer) commented repeatedly on the quality of the piece and I am very pleased that I found you guys for this job. Thanks John

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Memorial Day Sale goin on NOW!

Memorial Day sale going on now! We have multiple deals going on at the same time. We have buy three covers get one free, free shipping on an order of two covers and free shipping for Vets. On top of all that we have 20% off all Durofoam products. Act fast as this deal ends this Friday 05/27/2016!
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