In past blog posts, we’ve shared helpful tips for Alaskan vehicles like How to Detail Your Car’s Interior and Whether You Wax Your Car in the Winter, and this week, we’re talking maintaining your vehicle’s leather.
If you’re visiting Sudzy Salmon to keep your car’s exterior clean (thank you!), you’ll want to show the same type of love to the interior.
For those of you with leather inside your Alaskan vehicles, there are two places to focus your attention: conditioning and cleaning. Leather needs to be both conditioned and cleaned on a regular basis to preserve its look and that loved, new leather smell.
How to Clean Leather
Use a leather cleaning product and rub on each section of your vehicle until a lather forms. If your leather is in need of a little extra care (IE. very dirty car interior), you might like to use an upholstery brush to apply. Next, use a damp towel to remove all of the cleaner and then dry with a clean, dry towel.
How Often to Clean
If your Alaskan vehicle‘s leather is dark, you should clean it two or three times per year. If the leather is light, you will need to clean it much more often, as often as once a month or once every other month. In between your deep cleanings, use a clean, damp towel to remove dust and dirt.
How to Condition Leather
Just as you did with the cleaner, apply the conditioner to one area at a time with a foam wax applicator. Make sure the conditioner is rubbed in completely and allow it to sit for a few minutes. All of the excess conditioner should be removed with a dry towel.
How Often to Condition
Leather needs to be conditioned in order to prevent it from drying out and cracking. Replenish the leather’s oils with conditioner every 30 to 45 days. Dry, cold conditions can make the leather more susceptible to cracking, so be sure to keep up on your conditioning schedule!
You can count on Sudzy Salmon to keep your vehicle looking its best!
See you at the wash!
Sudzy Salmon Car Wash
13120 Old Glenn Highway
Eagle River, Alaska
Ph: 907-622-SUDZ (7839)
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