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Automakers wooing car buyers with affordable leather luxury

Posted: Oct 10, 2013Category: Automotive::Franchise, Cars, boats and planes, General

There’s nothing like getting behind the wheel of a car, shifting into gear and heading for the open road cradled in the warm embrace of leather seats with the breeze blowing through your hair. Though cheaper knockoffs had their day, leather is making a huge comeback in the world of car interiors. It fell out of fashion for a while with the advent of leatherette, a cheaper, more durable imita... [read more...]

Top 3 Reasons You Should Maintain Your Leather

Posted: Jul 29, 2013Category: Automotive::Franchise, Aviation::Franchise, Cars, boats and planes, Cleaning::Franchise, Commercial::Franchise, DIY, General, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros, Marine::Franchise, Residential::Franchise

Cleaning your leather products can seem unnecessary when you already have a busy schedule. Who wants to spend time wiping down their sofa when they could be doing something fun? While it’s pretty normal to want to avoid cleaning, there are some important benefits that come from regular leather cleaning. We’ve broken down the top three for you in hopes that it will inspire you to keep cle... [read more...]

Why leather car and motorcycle seats crack

Posted: Nov 14, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, Leather Advice From the Pros

Most car interior leather and motorcycle seats are fully finished, and there are a couple of reasons why it cracks. Cracking usually occurs when the protective coating on fully finished leather is worn down or when there has been a manufacturer problem. 1. Body oil and dirt can cause leather to crack - It is very easy for dirt and oils to collect on the surface of leather.  Together, these... [read more...]

Sun damaged car and motorcycle seats

Posted: Nov 7, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, Leather Advice From the Pros

You may notice that, over time, your soft leather car or motorcycle seats become dry or faded. Many people attribute this to wear and tear, but it is actually caused by heat and light from the sun. Because the leather in your vehicle is likely to be exposed to a lot of sunlight and heat in parking lots, vehicle manufacturers use leather that is highly resistant to sun damage in their seats. ... [read more...]

Leather car seat cleaning and repair product guide

Posted: Jul 18, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, Leather Advice From the Pros

There are a plethora of leather products available to clean and repair auto leather.  Some of these can be great tools for car owners, but others contain harmful chemicals that will do more harm than good for your car. Here are some good tips on what to look for when shopping around for leather products: 1. Make sure the product you are using is designed specifically for the type of leather... [read more...]

How to fix water damaged leather car seats

Posted: Jul 1, 2011Category: Cars, boats and planes, Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Massage water damaged leather in car seats to fix them We’ve all done it—left our car windows open or our tops down in the rain. Good news is - a little bit of water, if cleaned up quickly, isn’t likely to hurt your leather. In fact, most car leather has a protective layer that will help prevent immediate damage.  This coating is designed to give you enough time to clean up a small drink spill before it soaks into your leather.  So, if you ... [read more...]

Types of leather: Must-know info for buying leather

Posted: Dec 3, 2010Category: General

My customers are confused about different types of leather – either because they aren’t sure what they should look for when it comes time to buy new furniture, or because they have a problem (like a scratch or stain) that needs to be fixed.  This quick guide should help you understand the big picture.  If you have other questions, leave them in the comments below! 1. Fully-Finished Leath... [read more...]