Interior cleaning

Cleaning leather upholstery*

Updated 11/10/2020

Cleaning leather upholstery*

Use cleaning agents and car care products recommended by Volvo. Clean regularly and treat stains immediately. It is important to vacuum before using a cleaning agent.

Volvo's leather upholstery* is treated to protect its original appearance. Over time, sunlight, grease, dirt, etc. could break down the protective layer. This could result in scratches and cracking.

Leather upholstery* is a natural product that changes and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Regular cleaning and treatments are required to preserve the qualities and color of the leather. Volvo offers a comprehensive product, Volvo Leather Care KitWipes, for cleaning and treating leather upholstery. When used as directed, it helps preserve the leather's protective coating.

For optimal results, Volvo recommends cleaning and applying protective cream one to four times a year (or more often as needed). Volvo Leather Care Kit 951 0251 and Volvo Leather Softener 943 7429 are available for purchase at Volvo retailers.

Cleaning the leather upholstery

Apply the leather cleaner to a damp sponge and squeeze it until the cleaner foams.

Move the sponge in circular motions to apply the foam to the stain.

Dampen the stain thoroughly with the sponge. Let the sponge absorb the stain and do not rub.

Dry the stain using a soft towel and let the leather dry completely.

Protecting the leather upholstery

Apply a small amount of leather protector to a cloth and then apply the protector to the leather using light circular movements.

Let it dry for approximately 20 minutes.

Protecting the leather upholstery makes it better able to withstand sunlight's harmful UV rays.


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