How to Clean Black Cloth Car Seats

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Car interiors collect a large amount of dirt, dust and crumbs, especially if you eat in the car. Regular cleaning will help to preserve the looks of your car's interior.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Vacuum
  • Cloth
  • Soft-bristled scrub brush

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  1. 1

    Vacuum the car seats thoroughly. Make sure to reach any dirt or crumbs which may collect in the cracks. Move the seats back to vacuum underneath. Pound the seats with your fist to loosen any dirt from inside the cushions. Vacuum again.

  2. 2

    Spray the cloth seats evenly with upholstery cleaner. Follow the instructions on the cleaner, allowing it to sit for a certain amount of time if necessary. You can also use simple washing powder mixed with warm water. Wring the cloth or sponge well--use as little water as possible to avoid mould and mildew growth.

  3. 3

    Wipe the seats thoroughly with a clean cloth or scrub with a soft-bristled brush. Tough stains may require more vigorous scrubbing to remove.

  4. 4

    Open the windows to aid in drying if the weather permits. When the seats are dry, vacuum them once again to remove any leftover debris or product residue.

Tips and warnings

  • You may need a commercial stain remover for tough stains. In between cleanings, use a protectant such as Scotchguard to help keep the fabric clean.

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