Cleanliness is the most important factor that effects the life of leather. Keep all of the leather in your car as clean as possible. If you ever spill something onto your leather, spray the affected area with water and wipe it with a diaper as soon as possible, and as soon as it is convenient, you should treat the affected area with leather conditioner.
At least once a month, wipe the leather with damp cloth and pat it dry with a soft cotton diaper. After you wipe the leather down, make sure you dry it completely.
Every 6 months, treat the leather with Leather Conditioner. Every 12 months, treat the leather with leather cleaner, followed by a treatment of conditioner. Use leather maintenance products specifically designed for the purpose.
If you live near the ocean or in a dusty climate, you may need to condition and clean more frequently. Leather covered shift knobs and steering wheels often need more attention because they are touched so frequently. Do not over-condition or over-clean your leather. This will lead to premature cracking and discoloration. Most leathers are treated at the tannery with a protective coating to help protect against staining. Excessive cleaning and conditioning can remove some of the protective properties. Quality leather, last generations with just a little love and care.