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LEATHER UPHOLSTERY

To prevent ingrained dirt and staining, inspect the seat upholstery regularly. Clean every one to two months, as follows:

  • Wipe off fine dust from the seat surfaces using a clean, damp, non-coloured cloth. Change frequently to a clean area of cloth to avoid abrasive action on the leather surface. Avoid over-wetting.

  • If this is not sufficient, use a cloth which has been dampened with warm, soapy water and then wrung out. Use only mild non-caustic soap.

  • Use vehicle manufacturer approved leather cleaner for heavily soiled areas. Dry off and rub with a clean, soft cloth, changing surfaces regularly.

  • Use vehicle manufacturer approved leather cleaner several times a year to maintain its appearance and suppleness. The cleaner nourishes and moisturises, and helps to improve the surface's protective film against dust and substances.

  • Do not use solvents. Do not use detergents, furniture polish, or household cleaners. While these products may initially give impressive results, usage leads to rapid deterioration of the leather and invalidates the warranty. The vehicle manufacturer recommends a basic set of products that have been specially selected for the type of leather in the vehicle.

  • Dark clothing may stain leather seats, just like other upholstery products.

  • Sharp objects, such as belts, zip fasteners, rivets, etc., can leave permanent scratches and scratch marks on the leather surface.

  • Unless spillages, such as tea, coffee, or ink, are washed away immediately, permanent staining may have to be accepted.

If a valet service is used, make sure that the specialist concerned is aware of, and follows, the above instructions precisely.