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How to Dry Wet Leather Car Seats

by Meaghan Ringwelski

Leather car seats are incredibly comfortable and luxurious. Taking care of them is not difficult unless they get wet. Sometimes, people accidentally leave their car windows down, and their leather car seats get wet. It is important to know how to dry wet leather car seats if your car has them.

Step 1

Use paper towels to sop up most of the water on the wet leather car seats. Concentrate on any puddles that may have accumulated.

Step 2

Press the paper towels into the crevices, creases and cracks in the wet leather car seats to get at as much excess moisture as possible.

Step 3

When most of the water has been removed, use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner attachment to suck as much extra moisture off the wet leather car seats as possible. Be sure to pay close attention to the cracks and crevices in the seats.

Step 4

If possible, pull the vehicle into a garage. Roll all of its windows down, and place multiple fans around it. Aim the fans at the car, and turn them on at their highest settings.

Run the fans for at least 30 minutes. This will help evaporate any remaining moisture, and prevent mold or mildew from forming on your leather car seats.

Tip

  • Use paper towels or old rags to sop up excess water.

Warning

  • Never use a traditional vacuum cleaner to suck up moisture from wet leather car seats. Do not spray leather car seats with anything except cleaning products made specially for leather.

Items you will need

  • Fan Wet/dry vacuum Paper towels

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