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Leather is one of the best materials for the seats of your car. It looks classy and it wears well. Still, like any material, it will get dirty and wear down over time. To ensure that your car looks its best and to keep the seats looking like new, it’s important to clean and condition leather regularly.

There are some reliable products on the market that work extremely well. A few we recommend include Meguiar’s Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner and Conditioner, Chemical Guys Leather Conditioner and Cleaner, Lexol Leather Cleaner and Conditioner Kit, Leather Honey Leather Cleaner, and Leather Nova Conditioner and Cleaner.

Using leather cleaner will make your seats look good, but it’s not just the product that makes the difference. The key to achieving amazing results is in your application technique.

You want to select the product best suited for your car. Some products require only a light to medium scrub to remove the dirt on your seats, whereas others require a hard scrub. For newer seats, which haven’t experienced much wear and tear, it is alright to use a hard scrub. But if your seats are older, using a hard scrub can make it easier for the leather to crack and peel off.

Cleaners remove the dirt from your leather seats, but you want to keep the dirt from accumulating again. That’s why it’s best to use a conditioner and a protector. Some brands include a two-in-one cleaner and conditioner; others sell them in separate bottles. Some other brands sell three different bottles for a cleaner, conditioner, and a protector. How it’s packaged is really just personal preference. The important thing is to be sure to use both a cleaner and conditioner, as well as a protector.

We suggest you try out a few products. See what is easiest and gives you the results you are looking for.