Leather Interiors: A Must-Do MA BMW Service From Home

As a BMW owner, you probably know the importance of routine scheduled maintenance. However, if you’ve owned the brand for some time, you are probably also aware that your vehicle occasionally requires a little at-home TLC. As the number one shop for BMW service in MA and NH, Silver Arrow is here to provide you with the information you need!

Here, we are taking a looking at caring for your leather interior. Sure, we’re focusing on BMW, but the article relates to almost all leather interiors. Depending on various factors, your leather interior can quickly look years old and destroyed without the proper care. So, how often should you care for your leather? What is the best product for leather care? And, what happens to neglected leather interiors? Here are your answers.


The truth behind the leather.

All truth be told, there is no right or wrong answer when it comes to caring for leather interiors. Instead, owners need to consider a variety of factors to determine an adequate routine.

One of the biggest considerations falls within the region you reside. For example, those who live in hotter regions (South and West) tend to battle harsh UV rays. Left unprotected, the sun quickly dries leather interiors opening the door for cracked dashes and seats. However, in the Northeast, scratches and deterioration from dirt and salt are more of a concern.

So, while there is no concrete answer to how often you should clean your leather, the general rule of thumb in New England is at least once per season. However, this also depends on the type of leather your vehicle has. Softer leathers require more attention, care, and delicate handling.


Getting to work.

With so many products on the market, choosing the best (or right) one can be overwhelming. Which leads us to another point – cleaners and conditioners. Two different products, two different purposes, both very much recommended.

Leather cleaners will do just that, clean the surface. This type of care is crucial in New England as the interiors of our vehicles tend to get dirty pretty quickly. Leather conditioners are crucial no matter where you live. Conditioners help to restore the moisture and balance within the leather to prevent cracking and other undesirable damage. Depending on what you’re looking to do will help determine which product you need. For some, a combo cleaner/conditioner is the best option.


While leather is one of the most durable options, it requires TLC.


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Ingredients matter.

With any product you purchase, ingredients make a difference. When it comes to leather cleaners and conditioners, there are a few things you should always avoid:

  • Alcohol
  • Too much wax
  • Silicones
  • Surfactants

And, there are a few desirable ingredients should you find them:

  • Beeswax
  • Vitamin E


Always test new products in a small, inconspicuous area first.



When it comes to BMW service in MA and NH, Silver Arrow Service located in Litchfield, NH is the way to go. With extensive experience in both domestic and foreign makes, you can have peace of mind that your vehicle is in the best hands.

Call Silver Arrow Service to schedule your appointment today (603) 459-8190.