If you own a 4×4 then you’ll know that it’s much more than just your typical car. You’re not just ‘happy’ with your new 4×4 when you purchase it, you’ve over the moon and it becomes a huge point of pride in your life. Sometimes to the point where we can obsess over keeping everything perfect, which isn’t always easy! Particularly given that 4×4’s are designed to be taken off-road and to withstand a bit of a beating! That being said, when it comes to the interior, there is much that you can do to keep it looking pristine and clean.
In this post we’re going to take a look at a 3-step guide to keeping your leather seats clean and in great condition, by MSA 4×4.
1 – Hoover Your Seats
Start by getting all the loose dust and crap off your seats and be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies to clear everything out properly. Using one of the brush attachments is a great way of doing this without scratching the beautiful leather of your seats, allowing you ease of access.
2 – Use a Proper Leather Cleaner
You can use a soft towel to clean your seats, though if you want to get the very best results we would recommend using a high-quality leather cleaner. Avoid using any harsh soaps or some cheap leather cleaners as they can be detrimental to the overall finish of the job. If you want to keep your interior looking great, you’ll have to spend out that little bit extra on the best products, it’s a simple as that.
3 – Condition Your Seats
In some cases when you purchase your 4×4 from a dealership, they’ll have conditioned the leather seats for you as part of the deal. In any case it’s always good to go in again and do the job properly, just in case. When conditioning your leather use a high-quality, professional-grade conditioner – this will typically be water based, keep an eye out for anything which is ph-balanced if you want to achieve the best possible results. Also, be mindful of what you’re using to apply the conditioner to your seats; any decent conditioner will generally come with a purpose built applicator, in which case be sure to use it.
Cover Your Seats for Additional Protection
If your 4×4 see’s a lot of wear and tear and you’re worried that your beautiful leather seats aren’t going to last long at all, then why not invest in some high-quality seat covers for your 4×4? With some quality canvass seats, you’ll be able to get a little rough with your 4×4 without compromising the quality, condition or integrity of your beautiful leather.
Ultimately, you’re never going to be able to enjoy it fully without getting the odd dink or scratch, though your seats should be able to remain in an exceptional condition with the right protection. The most important thing of all though, is that you have an awesome time while you’re behind the wheel!