Truck seat upholstery protects underlying seat material and helps enable it to last longer. Upholstery itself requires care, whether it’s factory installed or applied as a durable truck seat cover. At Suburban Seating & Safety, you’ll find the best place to buy truck seat covers, but do you really know how to care for them?


Here is an overview of some of the most common seat cover materials, and the best ways to care for them:



Leather is synonymous with luxury. Its fresh smell is desired by many drivers. As durable as it is, leather can be tough to care for beyond wiping it off with a clean cloth. This is effective for removing dirt, dust, and oils. On the other hand, a special leather conditioner is required for more thorough cleanings. Otherwise, the wrong cleaner can dry out the leather and cause it to crack.


leather upholstery of a car seat



Nylon car seat upholstery is durable and stain- and tear-resistant. We offer many nylon bus and truck seats in many different styles. Cleaning up spills is generally simple, and a standard vacuum can be used to clean up dirt and crumbs. The seat can also be washed with detergent and water; when you’re done, use cold water to wipe away the remaining detergent and then just let the seat dry on its own.



Non-porous vinyl is a generally waterproof material. It can be wiped clean with a damp towel, or with a cleaner formulated for vinyl surfaces. Vinyl is typically easier to clean than fabric upholstery.


grey leather upholstery


Caring for Your Seat Covers

If you have a cloth seat cover, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to care for it. Fabric is best treated with a cloth and warm water, along with some gentle soap. Be conservative with soap and water, especially with polyester that tends to stain. It is also highly porous, so you should clean up spills right away.


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