How to protect leather seats

ford
fusion

#1

My last car was a 2004 Saturn Vue with leather seats. At 6 years and 95K miles, the leather on the driver’s seat was dry and cracked, and a bit flaky in spots. There was also wear or ground in dirt on the seat back.



Now I have a 2010 Ford Fusion with leather seats. What can I do to keep the seats in better condition longer? Are there any products that are better than others, or products that I should avoid?


#2

Saddle soap. It keeps the leather moist and supple, and cleans it as well.

Stay away from Armour All. Not good for leather.


#3

Stop by a high end furniture store that handles leather products. They should have just what you are looking for.


#4

And if the leather gets scratched or starts to develop surface cracks, use Leatherique’s leather restorer. It’s really expensive, and it’s a pain in the butt to use, but the results are impressive.


#5

Lexol has a good reputation.

Make sure to cover the seat with a towel if you get in the car after exercising. Salt is very bad for leather.