How to Care for the Leather Interior of a Nissan Car

by Megan Mattingly-Arthur

Leather interiors can give your Nissan a luxurious feel unmatched by ordinary cloth upholstery. While many people are anxious to experience the look and feel of leather interior for themselves, the amount of care and maintenance required to keep your leather interior looking its best can sound a bit discouraging. Luckily, the care and maintenance for your leather Nissan interior is actually quite simple. Your leather interior will benefit most from light, as needed, cleanings with thorough detailing every 3 months. Proper care and maintenance can help you avoid common leather problems such as cracking and fading.

Use a soft bristled brush to remove dirt and dust that has accumulated on your Nissan's leather interior. Be gentle when brushing away the dirt and dust to avoid scratching the leather interior in your car.

Dip a soft cotton cloth in warm, soapy water and wring out the excess water. Use the damp cotton cloth to wipe down the leather interior in your Nissan. Wipe away any moisture left on the seats with a soft, dry cotton cleaning cloth.

Apply a leather protector cream product to a soft, dry cleaning cloth, and use the cloth to spread the leather protector in a thin, even layer over the surface of your leather interior. Allow the leather protector cream to soak into the leather interior according to the directions on the package.

Place a windshield shade in the windshield of your Nissan when your car is parked in direct sunlight. The windshield shade will help prevent your leather interior from fading in the sun.

Clean up any food or drinks spilled on your Nissan leather interior as soon as possible. Wipe away the spilled food or beverage with a soft, dry cotton cleaning cloth. Repeat Step 2 to remove any remaining residue from the leather interior in your Nissan car.


  • check For best results, use only cotton or microfiber cloths, rather than paper towels, when cleaning your leather interior. Even seemingly soft paper towels can scratch the surface of your leather interior.


  • close Before using any auto interior cleaning product, apply the product in an inconspicuous area to test for colorfastness.

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About the Author

Megan Mattingly-Arthur has been writing professionally since 1998. She has contributed to various publications, including "Teen Voices" and "Positive Teens" magazines, as well as a book, "The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published." Mattingly-Arthur is studying travel and tourism through Penn Foster Career School.