The interior of your car can be hard to keep clean, especially if you have children or other regular passengers in your vehicle. Leather and vinyl material can be especially hard to keep clean, but if you know the right way to clean and condition the leather and vinyl material in your car, you will be able to help it stay in better shape and last much longer. The following short guide will help you keep the leather and vinyl inside your car in top shape. If you find that the cleaning job goes beyond your DIY capabilities, you should contact a professional car detailing Ottawa service to see what they can do for you.

What You’ll Need

In order to clean vinyl or leather inside your car, you’ll need the right tools:

  • Shampoo specifically for leather and vinyl
  • Leather upholstery brush
  • Leather conditioner
  • Clean microfiber towel

Once you have these tools, you can move on to the actual cleaning.

Step One: Spray any dirty areas with the shampoo

First, inspect your car’s interior for dirty areas on the leather and vinyl material. You should spray them with a reasonable amount of the shampoo. Then, take your upholstery brush and begin scrubbing in. The dirt should lift off with the scrubbing, but you may need to put in a little more elbow grease for stubborn dirt.

Step Two: Wipe remaining dirt with microfiber towels

Once you’ve gotten everything you possibly could with the scrubbing, it’s time to move on to the microfiber towel. Take your clean microfiber cloth and wipe down the remaining dirty areas, along with the remaining leather and vinyl shampoo. At this point, all of the remaining dirt should have lifted up; if it hasn’t, contact an auto detailing Ottawa service for their recommendations.

Step Three: Condition the material

Finally, you’ll want to apply the leather conditioner to the interior leather and vinyl; and yes, you can apply leather conditioner to vinyl material as well! This conditioner will help resoften the leather material and will reduce the chances for fading and cracking in the future. Remember to spray the conditioner onto the conditioner pad and then use the pad to rub the conditioner into the leather and vinyl.

And that’s it! When you’re finished, consider taking your vehicle in for some professional car detailing Ottawa services for an even cleaner interior and exterior.