How Can I Properly Clean My Mercedes-Benz's Leather Interior?

How Can I Properly Clean My Mercedes-Benz’s Leather Interior?

If you are like us, you take a great pride in keeping your Mercedes-Benz’s exterior sparkle…but what about the inside? If your Mercedes-Benz has a leather interior, you may feel a little intimated when it comes to knowing how to properly care for the inside. Take a look at our helpful tips on how to maintain your Mercedes-Benz’s leather so it continues to feel as luxurious as the day you bought it.

Tips for Properly Maintaining Mercedes-Benz Leather Interior

Tips for Properly Maintaining Mercedes-Benz Leather Interior Do’s:

  • Use a soft bristled brush or vacuum system to remove any excess dirt or debris that may have accumulated in your seat cracks.
  • Follow the “two-bucket” cleaning system to wash the seats. Dip a soft cloth into a bucket of warm, soapy water, wring out, and lightly wash the leather. Then, dip a different soft towel into a bucket of warm, plain water, wring out, and over the leather again to rinse off any soap residue.
  • Go over the leather with a dry cloth to soak up any excess moisture.
  • Finish the job by applying a leather protection cream. This will protect the pigment and keep your leather looking fresh. We recommend using Mercedes-Benz Car Care Products, specifically Mercedes-Benz Leather Care, as it restores the original suppleness and beauty of the leather while nourishing and protecting it against damaging UV rays.
  • Use seat covers or a windshield sun shade if you are worried about discoloration.

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  • Avoid eating and drinking in your vehicle, as spills can permanently stain your leather.
  • Never use hard-bristled cleaning tools, as these can scratch the leather.
  • Be careful with bringing sharp objects into your vehicle, like pens or car seats. Hard metal or plastic can easily rip through your leather.

If you want more helpful do’s and don’ts be sure to visit the “Tips and Tricks” section of our blog here at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale.