Many everyday objects can be a big asset to you and the cleanliness of your vehicle, here’s a few tips and tricks to keep your seats looking clean. 

For Cloth Seats

Here are a few solutions and tricks to clean your cloth seats from those nasty stains. Some solutions are:

  • Club soda (Lightly spray it on the stained area and use a brush to scrub away the stain, then wipe it away with a clean towel)
  • Baking soda solution (Mix ¼ cup of baking soda with a cup of warm water, then use a light layer of the solution and a toothbrush to scrub away the stain. If the stain is difficult, let the solution sit for around 30 minutes)
  • Vinegar mixture (Mix a cup of vinegar, a few drops of dish soap and about a gallon of hot water in a bucket. Then dab the mixture into the stain and use a brush to scrub it out of the seat, use clean water to rinse the seat off)
  • Laundry detergent mixture (If you don’t have a specific upholstery detergent/cleaner, you mix some laundry detergent with hot water and dampen the stains with it. Use a towel with cold water to rinse the detergent off the seat and scrub the stain away)

For Leather Seats

Leather seats are generally harder to clean and less likely to be as forgiving as cloth seats. I do express you use caution while applying substances to your leather. Some solutions to get stains off of leather are:

  • Nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol (Blotting the stain with a cotton ball that dipped in the alcohol will slowly lift the mess from the leather. And once the stain is lifted, clean the alcohol off the seat with warm water and dish soap)
  • Non-gel toothpaste (A more unique technique, dab a bit of toothpaste on the stain and then use a clean toothbrush to gently scrub away the stain) 
  • Lemon juice and cream of tartar paste (Mix an equal portion of lemon juice and cream of tartar into a paste and apply to the stain. It should sit for about 30 minutes and then you can wipe it away with a damp sponge. The paste has a bleaching effect, so it should only be used on light-colored seats)
  • The vinegar mixture works on leather seats as well if all else fails
Hopefully these solutions work for you! But, when in doubt of if these will work or if you’re worried you’ll accidentally make things worse, why don’t you come to Alta Nissan Richmond Hill and have our detail team personally clean it with professional tools and cleaners. Call today to book an appointment time!


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