How To Clean Your Car Seats

Maintaining a clean car interior can be a challenge – especially with busy family life in the mix. From coffee spillages to muddy football boots, car seats can encounter an array of tough stains that can be difficult to tackle.

However, with the right products, cleaning car seats needn’t be a hassle. From car wipes to upholstery sprays, Halfords have the right products whether you’re looking to clean fabric car seats or leather car seats.

Keep reading to discover the best products to clean dirty car seats and how to keep them fresher for longer.

The best products to clean car seats

Before using any products on your car seats, we recommend giving them a quick once over with a car vaccuum to ensure that any crumbs and debris have been removed. This will allow you to better target the stained areas of your car seats without additional dirt getting in the way.

Halfords Advanced Upholstery Cleaner

The Halfords Advanced Upholstery Cleaner 500ml is the perfect go-to product for eliminating stubborn stains from a variety of fabrics and surfaces. This powerful spray can be used on car seats, car carpets and roof linings, so you can effortlessly maintain a spotless car interior. As well as lifting dirt, it will also help to restore freshness with a light and lasting fragrance, so you can enjoy a clean interior.

Armour All Carpet and Seat Wipes/Armour All Leather Wipes

Car wipes are a quick and convenient way to remove both minor and tough car seat stains. Easy to store in your side door or glove box, you can quickly get them out whenever you need to. For fabric car seats, the Armour All Carpet and Seat Wipes are a great option, with its tough formula able to tackle ground-in dirt without drying out surfaces. For leather car seats, try the Armour All Leather Wipes for quickly removing dirt and grime while leaving a streak-free finish.

Autoglym Interior Shampoo

The Autoglym Interior Shampoo is a multipurpose cleaner that can be used on a variety of surfaces from car seats to steering wheels. The intensive formula quickly removes spillages and stains across your car interior, leaving it feeling fresh and clean. Simply spray the shampoo onto the affected area and wipe off. Its fresh fragrance will leave your car seats smelling great, eliminating any unpleasant odours.

Turtle Wax Interior 1 Multipurpose Cleaner and Stain Remover

The Turtle Wax Interior 1 Multipurpose Cleaner and Stain Remover is a great all-rounder for removing a variety of stains from car seats. From food and drink spillages to odours caused by pets and smoke, this is the cleaner that can tackle it all. Featuring a detachable cleaning brush, the product can effortlessly lift stains from car seats. We recommend vacuuming your car seats prior to using the product to remove any loose dirt beforehand. Use the brush to work the product into the affected area and follow with a microfibre cloth. If necessary, you can finish by vacuuming to remove any residue.

Air Freshener

Finishing with an Air Fresheners is an excellent way to add a final blast of freshness to your car interior. Once you’ve cleaned your car seats using the products above, a fruity, sweet, or new-car-scented air freshener will help to neutralise any remaining odours, leaving your car interior feeling refreshed and sanitised.

And there you have the best way to clean car seats and which products will help keep them fresher for longer. For tips on how to wash a car, take a look at our dedicated guide.