The Best Shampoo to Clean My Car Seats


In this article, you will learn:

  • The best car seat shampoo to use on fabric upholstery

  • How to use car shampoos to remove stains from your car seats

  • The benefits of using all-in-one cleaning solutions

That stain or sticky soil on your car seat can be difficult to remove, especially if you have cloth upholstery. Food, vomit and pet accidents can all seep into the high-absorbent, fabric material and become deeply embedded in your foam cushions. It's important to not only take care of these spills and mishaps as soon as possible, but to use the right upholstery shampoo for the job.

You don’t want to waste time and money on products that leave behind greasy residues, and not all interior cleaners are safe to use on your car seats and upholstery. Using the wrong products or household cleaners with harsh chemicals can result in discoloration or other damage to your car interior, which may require a trip to the auto shop to repair. So, what’s the best shampoo to use to clean your car seats and upholstery? We recommend our all-in-one POWER OUT! Upholstery Cleaner & Odor Eliminator to clean everything from pet urine and vomit to that unfortunate cappuccino spill. We’ve specially developed this product with everything you need to take care messes the moment they happen, with no other tools or cleaning supplies required!

Here are some of the features that put POWER OUT! Upholstery Cleaner & Odor Eliminator ahead of the curve:

Detachable scrub brush

Like all our POWER OUT! products, this carpet and upholstery cleaner features our patented, detachable cleaning brush to lift and agitate any stubborn stains on your car seats and upholstery. The flexible, plastic bristles are tough on soils and grime, while going easy on your fabric car seats. With this ergonomic scrubber, you get your upholstery shampoo and cleaning tool all in one product, so you won’t need a separate detailing brush to take care of an unexpected accident!

detachable scrub brush

Odor elimination technology

Even if you clean a stain at the surface level, there may still be some lingering smells and odors. Our POWER OUT! products are infused with Odor-X technology to seek and destroy these unpleasant odors molecules from food, coffee, cigarette smoke and pets, so your car will smell as fresh as it looks when you’re finished cleaning! Plus, we designed Odor-X not just clean your car, but to keep it clean. So once you've applied our Odor-X products inside your car, it’ll prevent new odors from taking hold for the next 30 days. Sounds like a pretty good deal, right?

Foaming formula

Between the detachable scrubber and a powerful, foaming formula, POWER OUT! Upholstery Cleaner & Odor Eliminator does most of the work for you. This product features an innovative cleaning foam that penetrates deep into your car seats break down tough dirt and grime stuck to your fabric upholstery. Simply spray a generous amount of foam and massage the product into your car seats to allow the formula to tackle difficult stains and soils. Once the foam has disappeared, those stains will wipe away easily with your microfiber towel to restore the original color and showroom condition of your car seats and upholstery.

foaming formula

Liquid to powder surfactants

Finally, once you’ve removed the stains and soils from your car seats and upholstery, the detergents in this stain remover dry down to a light powder for easy cleanup. Our formula is free of greasy and oily residues, so once you’ve finished cleaning, all you’ll need to do is give your car seats a quick vacuum to get them sparkling clean!

How to use it

Now that you what makes POWER OUT! Upholstery Cleaner & Odor Elminator the best car seat shampoo, here’s the best way to use it to clean your car seats and upholstery:

Step 1: Start by vacuuming your floor mats, carpet and upholstery to remove any loose dirt and debris. Recline your car seats all the way back and use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment to get between all the cracks and crevices.

Step 2: Spray POWER OUT! Upholstery Cleaner & Odor Eliminator all over the seat, concentrating on any marks or stains.

Step 3: Remove the detachable scrub brush and massage the product into the surface of your car seats and upholstery until the foam has nearly dissolved.

Step 4: Blot these surfaces dry with a fresh, microfiber towel to remove any excess product and soils.

Step 5: Vacuum one more time inside your car to remove any leftover powder surfactants from your carpet and upholstery.

Once you’ve cleaned up any dirt or spills from your car seats and upholstery, be sure to follow up with an air freshener spray like our Odor-X Fresh Blast spray to keep your car smelling clean for the next 30 days!

odor x fresh blast spray


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