Kia Sportage: Appearance care / Interior care

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Owners Manual / Maintenance / Appearance care / Interior care

Interior general precautions

Prevent chemicals such as perfume, cosmetic oil, sun cream, hand cleaner, and air freshener from contacting the interior parts because they may cause damage or discoloration. If they do contact the interior parts, wipe them off immediately. If necessary, use a vinyl cleaner, see product instructions for correct usage.

CAUTION - Electrical components

Never allow water or other liquids to come in contact with electrical/electronic components inside the vehicle as this may damage them.

CAUTION - Leather

When cleaning leather products (steering wheel, seats etc.), use neutral detergents or low alcohol content solutions. If you use high alcohol content solutions or acid/alkaline detergents, the color of the leather may fade or the surface may get stripped off.

Corrosion protection
Protecting your vehicle from corrosion By using the most advanced design and construction practices to combat corrosion, we produce vehicles of the excellent quality. However, this is only part of ...

Taking care of leather seats
Vacuum the seat periodically to remove dust and sand on the seat. It will prevent abrasion or damage of the leather and maintain its quality. Wipe the natural leather seat cover often with dry ...

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