Car Leather Protection Service
Compared to fabric upholstery, more people are opting for leather upholstery nowadays. Leather car seats not only look more luxurious and comfortable, they are also easier to maintain, especially for families with young kids. Some high end car models, like the Mercedes-Benz SLK-class, do not even come with the fabric seats option.
Though easier to clean, car owners often have the misconception that there is no need to clean their leather car seats. Most people also neglect to treat and protect their leather upholstery regularly, thus resulting in cracks and tears.
A cracked leather upholstery is definitely an eyesore, not to mention the discomfort of getting your thighs pricked by the worn, cracked leather. Be it a personal vehicle or company asset, you absolutely would not want to pick up your boss or people you might want to impress in it.
Importance Of Protecting Your Car Leather
Leather though tough, is still prone to wear and tear if not properly taken care of. Especially under the scorching hot sun and humid weather in Singapore, leather upholstery tend to crack and fade in colour after an extended period of time.
Though leather may not soak up the inevitable beverage spills, the surface is still not totally stain-proof and scratch-proof. You can still find water stains, wine stains, pen stains etc on it. Dust, dirt, grime and even food particles collected in-between the seat and the backrest can be a bit tricky to clean too.
As time goes by without proper cleaning and leather protection, the leather will lose its shine and look all weathered and worn out. This makes your car seem more aged that it really is. You can choose to throw a blanket or towel on the seat to cover up the stains and cracks, but then you won’t be able to enjoy the luxurious look and feel of your leather seat anymore.
How Frequent Should You Clean And Protect Your Leather?
How frequent your car leather needs to be cleaned and conditioned depends on several factors: the colour of your leather, the climate of your country and how often your vehicle is used. Normally, leather car seats should be cleaned at least 3 to 4 times a month.
As leather loses its moisture over time and crack, countries with a drier climate will need to condition their leather more often. Singapore’s hot and humid weather would call for at least once every two months of thorough cleaning and conditioning to maintain your leather seats.
Stains and dirt are more visible on lighter coloured leather compared to darker coloured ones. Therefore do clean and condition your leather seats more frequently if they are lighter in colour.
Caring For Your Leather Car Seats
Car leather conditioning and cleaning can be a rather tedious job. Choose your cleaning agents carefully. They must not corrode and thin the leather, making it more vulnerable to cracks and tears. Modern day car leather upholstery is protected by a super thin vinyl coating and it is crucial not to damage it during the cleaning process.
Conditioning your car leather upholstery is extremely important to keep it hydrated and moisturised. Hydrating the leather will also restore that leather scent that you love.
Professional Leather Protection And Care
At Car Grooming Xpert, you can trust our team of professional car groomers to handle your car leather with care. From vacuuming and wiping down, to treatment and conditioning, we make sure your car leather is well protected and looks better than before.
We also provide car exterior grooming services such as washing, polishing and waxing, as well as interior grooming services like carpet vacuuming, treating dashboard and console, detailing vinyl and plastic parts etc.
We also understand that your time is precious, thus we promise to be efficient and deliver outstanding service to you.
So contact our friendly staff and give your car leather upholstery a new lease of life today!
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