Tesla has always been at the forefront of the eco-friendly car movement, and with their recent removal of leather seating options, they take another key step towards a more sustainable automobile industry. Cutting back on waste has always been Tesla’s primary concern and it has helped them connect with customers who share the same values. Tesla’s vegan leather seats deliver the luxurious experience you would expect from a high-end car while staying true to their mission to reduce their impact on the environment.
The switch to vegan leather seats is certainly an exciting idea and it’s sure to please those who support their core mission of sustainability, but you may be worried that you won’t know how to properly care for them.
How to Protect Tesla’s Vegan Leather Seats
Avoid Harsh Products
Vegan leather is prone to drying out, so don’t use any harsh cleaning products. In order to clean vegan leather, you can simply use a bit of warm water and a non-abrasive cloth. If vegan leather dries out too much, it may prematurely develop cracks.
Apply a Protective Product
While regular cleanings are recommended to keep your vegan leather seats in pristine condition, the best way to take care of them is by applying a protective product. Fortunately, many products that work for leather will also work well with vegan leather. The two we recommend are Ceramic Pro Leather and Opti-Guard Leather & Vinyl Coating.
Both products are super-hydrophobic and offer a high level of protection from UV, which is one of the worst offenders when it comes to drying out vegan leather. In addition, you can expect the same long-lasting protection you get from other Ceramic Pro and Opti-Coat Pro formulations.
By all accounts, Tesla has done a great job creating durable and comfortable vegan leather seats. It’s up to you to keep them that way, however. As long as you clean them periodically, avoid using harsh products, and apply a protective coating to your Tesla’s vegan leather seats, they are sure to retain their luxurious look and feel for many years to come.
At Detail’s Matter, we carry a variety of interior protective coatings from industry leaders like Ceramic Pro and Opti-Coat Pro. Please contact us today to learn more about our protective interior coatings and which options work best with your Tesla’s vegan leather seats.