Taking Care of the Seating in Your Mercedes-Benz

By Product Expert | Posted in Interior Features, Tips and Tricks on Monday, March 12th, 2018 at 11:41 pm
front leather seats of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

When it comes to Mercedes-Benz vehicles, drivers can expect the very best. Most of our new Mercedes-Benz models come with either elite leather upholstery or MB-Tex leatherette. While you can always bring your vehicle to a dealership like Star Motor Cars for detailing and care, there are some things you can do to take care of the seating in your Mercedes-Benz. In this blog, we are going to look at what is the best way to clean MB-Tex upholstery and a few tips for leather upholstery care.

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What is the best way to clean MB-Tex upholstery?

MB-Tex leatherette front seats of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
While MB-Tex leatherette is not leather, it does look and feel like leather. You should not use harsh vinyl cleaners on it, but leather cleaner will also not work correctly. One of the best cleaning methods is to use a mild cleaner like dish washing soap mixed with water and applied with a soft cloth. However, you should not use a microfiber cloth, as that can damage MB-Tex upholstery. If you take care of it correctly, this specialized fabric will look excellent for a long time.

Leather seating care for Mercedes-Benz

While you should never use a microfiber cloth on MB-Tex leatherette, you should use one on authentic leather upholstery in your Mercedes-Benz. For most minor messed, you can either brush it off your seats, or lather on a modest amount of leather cleaner, and then wipe it off with a damp microfiber cloth. You don’t want to use a lot of water on leather seats, and especially not if the seats are ventilated, because the water and cleaner can sink into the pores of the material and leave streaks or discolorations.

Do you have more questions about taking care of the MB-Tex or leather upholstery in your Mercedes-Benz? You can always check your owners manual for specific information for your vehicle or contact a member of the Star Motor Cars service team.