A car seat cover is a great way to protect your car seats from damage and stains, but they can accumulate quite a bit of dirt over time. Thankfully, car seat covers are designed to be relatively easy to remove and clean, so let’s look at a few tips for cleaning your car seat covers so that they can look their best.
Read the care instructions
This is the first and most important step to take before cleaning your car seat covers. Your car seat covers will have a care instructions tag attached that gives specific guidelines as to how your car seat covers should be cared for. Many car seat covers are coated with non-flammable products that may react badly to heat or various chemicals, so to avoid damaging your car seat covers further, make sure you read the label carefully!
Treat tough stains first
The first port of call for cleaning your car seat covers is to target the toughest stains, which might require special treatment. There are a number of products on the market that are designed to get rid of tough stains, such as citrus-based products, but if these are too harsh for the material of your car seat covers, try pretreating the stains with liquid detergent before throwing the cover in the washing machine. The steps you take before washing the whole seat can make all the difference!
Avoid using hot water
When cleaning your car seat covers, it’s always a good idea to use cold water, as hot water can cause them to shrink. This depends on the material your car seats are made out of, but it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid hot temperatures when cleaning your car seat cover, including steering clear of the dryer. Otherwise, you could end up with a car seat cover that is rendered useless because it doesn’t fit!
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