How to Clean Cloth and Leather Seats in Your Toyota
When you make a significant investment in a new vehicle, keeping that vehicle clean becomes a top priority. Keeping the interior of your new 2016 Toyota Tacoma clean, will not only give you peace of mind, but will improve the resale value of your new Toyota in the future. Learn how to clean cloth and leather seats in your Toyota Tacoma and keep your new pickup in mint condition with a few tips and tricks from J. Pauley Toyota.
Tips for Cleaning Cloth Seats
Whether you are driving a new Toyota Tacoma or the rough-n-tumble 2016 Toyota 4Runner, chances are that when you hit the trail, you will get some mud on the cloth interior. While that is not unexpected in a new four-wheel drive masterpiece, it can prove to be a headache if you don’t know how to clean cloth seats. Take a look a few quick tips for cleaning cloth seats below.
- Remove child booster seats, decorations and loose accessories.
- Vacuum the interior for excess dust and dirt. Be sure to pay special attention to the cracks and crevices of cloth seats where dirt will accumulate.
- Apply auto upholstery cleaner. Spray small sections of the seat at a time, making sure not to oversaturate the material with the cleaner. If you apply too much cleaner, it will take too long to get out and may leave a soapy residue.
- Allow the cleaner to sit for about five minutes.
- Get a clean, moist towel and rub the area where the cleaner was applied until the dirt is gone. Spend extra time on stains to remove them. A mobile rug doctor with an upholstery tool may help in this process.
- Go over the area again with another clean, moist towel then use a dry towel to remove remaining moisture.
- Protect cloth seats from mud and dirt with a cloth guard or seat covers.
Tips for Cleaning Leather or Toyota SofTex Seats
If you upgrade to leather or Toyota SofTex interior in your new Toyota, keeping your interior clean becomes even more of a priority. Make sure the luxury lasts in your new 2016 Toyota Tundra and keep your leather seats free of mud and dirt with a few quick tips.
- Vacuum extra dirt and debris. Damage to leather interior often comes from abrasive materials being rubbed into the seats, making it important to clean leather seats at least every couple of months.
- Purchase a one-step leather cleaner and conditioner. Avoid vinyl and petroleum based and leather cleaners.
- Put leather cleaner on a microfiber towel and apply to the desired area.
- For a deeper clean, spray the cleaner onto the seats and use a soft-bristled brush on the affected area.
- Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the seats clean of any excess cleaning solution.
- If you choose to use a leather conditioner, choose a water-based option, apply the conditioner to your seats and use a cloth or sponge to rub it into the material.
- Toyota SofTex is an alternative to leather and can be cleaned using the same methods.
When you buy or lease a new Toyota, it represents a significant investment. Cleaning the interior of your new Toyota regularly will ensure that the interior stays in mint condition and that it retains a high resale value. Keep your Toyota looking like new with a few quick tips on how to clean cloth and leather seats in your Toyota. If you are looking for a new Toyota this spring, take a minute to explore the J. Pauley Toyota inventory and find the model that best fits your needs and lifestyle.