Last Updated on May 30, 2023 by Rose Morah
Wondering how you should protect your Tesla’s white seats or white interior?
No worries. In this article, I’m going to give you some of the best tips for keeping your Tesla seats looking as clean as the day you got the car.
But first, are Tesla white seats hard to keep clean?
No. It really isn’t that hard to keep the white seats and interior looking clean and brand new.
However, with no proper care, you can expect to get wear and tear in only a few months.
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How to protect Tesla white seats
The best way to protect the white seats is by proper routine maintenance.
This means regularly cleaning the seats, and in case you spill anything on the seats, ensure you wipe them off as soon as possible.
Additionally, Tesla strongly recommends that you avoid using harsh cleaning products when cleaning the interior, especially the seats. That’s because they may end up destroying the seats.
This will leave the interior looking as new as you first got the car.
What to use to clean the white seats on your Tesla
You should use the following products:
- Non-alcohol baby wipes.
- Dude wipes.
- A soft cloth
The baby wipes and dude wipes will do a good job of cleaning off the dirt on the leather seats. Tesla also does recommend it.
We use Kirkland baby wipes or Dude wipes because they are alcohol-free and they tend to do a better job.
Dude wipes are great because they are larger and thicker than baby wipes.
Additionally, you can also use the Dude wipes to clean the wheels when dry.
You can use a clean paper towel to clean off the residue that is left on the seats by the wet wipes.
Alternatively, you can use a soft cloth that is moistened with warm water and a non-detergent soap.
What if the baby wipes don’t work well on your seats?
At times the wipes may not do a good job, especially if your seats are very dirty.
If that’s the case, you can use Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Leather Cleaner if you want to make the white seats look brand new again.
It really helps clean things that are tough to remove on the white seats. We have used it to clean jean dye transfers, lotions, oils and so much more. We use it with a Conditioner Mist.
How to clean Tesla leather seats
One of the best ways to clean Tesla leather seats is by gently wiping them in a circular motion while applying a significant amount of pressure to loosen up the dirt.
Once you’re done, you can either wipe them off using a clean paper towel or a dry soft lint-free cloth.
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How to protect Tesla seats from stains
The following are some of the best ways of protecting and maintaining your white Tesla seats from staining:
- Apply leather sealant
Find a good leather sealant that you can seal and reapply on the seats after about every 4 months.
I have seen most people recommending DoDo Juice although we haven’t tried it on our seats.
- Ceramic coat the seats
Some Tesla owners recommend ceramic coating because it makes it easier to clean the seats.
That’s because it covers the surface of the white seats thus preventing dyes (in clothing) and other color transfers.
It also protects the leather seats from UV rays and high temperatures from the sun, which ends up drying and cracking the seats.
However, we haven’t tried it. It was recommended by other Tesla owners who already have it.
Some Tesla owners have also had success using GYEON Quartz LeatherShield.
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What to avoid on white Tesla seats
- Tesla recommends that you avoid using too harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products
These are products that mostly contain alcohol, bleach, acetone, or ammonia. That is because these products may end up causing the leather seats to dry out, thus leading to cracking, discoloration, and bubbling.
- Do not use seat covers
From the Tesla manual, using seat covers could end up restricting the deployment of seat-mounted side airbags in case a collision occurs.
Additionally, if you have a Tesla that is equipped with an occupant detection system, the seat covers may end up interfering with this system.
NOTE: An occupant detection system is used to determine the status of the passenger front airbag.