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Skoda Fabia: Care of the interior

Skoda Fabia Owners Manual

Regular and proper care help to retain the efficiency and value of your vehicle.

We recommend using care products from ŠKODA Original Accessories that are available from ŠKODA Partners. The instructions for use on the package must be observed.

WARNING

  • Care products may be harmful to your health if not used according to the instructions.
  • Always keep the automobile care products safe from people who are not completely independent, e.g. children - there is a danger of poisoning!

CAUTION

  • Be sure to check clothing for colourfastness to avoid any damage or visible stains on the material (leather), panels and textiles.
  • Remove fresh stains such as those from ball-point pens, ink, lipstick, shoe polish, etc., from the material (leather), panels and textiles as quickly as possible.
  • Air fresheners and scents can be hazardous to heath when the temperature inside the vehicle is high.
  • Do not attach scents and air fresheners to the dashboard – risk of damage to the dash panel.
  • Do not stick any stickers on the inside of the rear windows, the rear side windows and in the vicinity of the heating elements on the windscreen or near the window aerial. These may get damaged.
  • Do not clean the headlining with a brush – risk of damage to the lining surface.
  • Cleaners containing solvents can damage the material being cleaned.
  • Apply only a small amount of the cleaning and care product.

For the sake of the environment

Used cans of vehicle care product represent hazardous waste that is harmful to the environment. These must be disposed of in accordance with national legislation.

Note

Because of the special tools and knowledge required, and to avoid any potential problems with the cleaning and care of the interior of your vehicle, we recommend that cleaning and care of the interior of your vehicle be carried out by a ŠKODA Service Partner.

Natural leather

Leather is a natural material with specific properties and requires regular cleaning and maintenance.

The leather should be cleaned on a regular basis depending on the amount of wear-and-tear.

Dust and dirt in pores and creases act as abrasives. This leads to severe abrasion and the premature embrittlement of the leather surface.

We recommend that you remove dust at regular short intervals with a cloth or vacuum cleaner.

Clean soiled leather surfaces with a cotton or woollen cloth lightly moistened with water and then dry with a clean dry cloth » .

Clean more severely soiled areas with a cloth soaked in a mild soap solution (2 tablespoons of natural soap to 1 litre of water).

Use a cleaning agent specially developed for the purpose to remove stains.

Treat the leather with a suitable leather care product at suitable regular intervals.

CAUTION

  • Ensure that the leather is not soaked through at any point during cleaning and that no water gets into the stitching of the seams. The leather would then become brittle and cracked.
  • Avoid leaving the vehicle for lengthy periods in bright sunlight to avoid the leather from bleaching. If the vehicle is parked in the open for lengthy periods, protect the leather from direct sunlight by covering it.
  • Sharp-edged objects on items of clothing such as zip fasteners, rivets, sharpedged belts, jewellery and pendants may leave permanent scratches or signs of rubbing on the surface. Damage of this nature cannot later be recognized as a justified complaint.
  • The use of a mechanical steering wheel lock may damage the leather surface of the steering wheel.
  • Use a care cream with light blocker and impregnation effect on a regular basis and each time after cleaning. The cream nourishes the leather, allows it to breathe and keeps it supple and also provides moisture. It also creates surface protection.
  • Some clothing materials, such as dark denim, do not have sufficient colour fastness. This can cause damage or clearly visible discolouration to seat covers even when treated correctly. This is particularly true for light-coloured upholstery.

    This is not a defect in the seat cover, but poor colour fastness of the clothing textiles.

Note

During the life of the vehicle, minor visible changes can occur on the leather parts of the covers (e. g wrinkles or creases as a result of the stress of the covers).

Synthetic leather, fabrics and Alcantara®

Synthetic leather

Clean the synthetic leather with a damp cloth.

If the synthetic leather does not come completely clean with this method, a mild soap solution or specific cleaning agent must be used.

Fabrics

Clean upholstery cover materials and cloth trims on doors, boot cover, etc. using specific cleaning agents, e.g., dry foam.

Use a soft sponge, brush, or commercially available microfibre cloth.

Use a cloth and special detergent to clean the headlining.

Remove pilling and residues on upholstery with a brush.

Remove stubborn hair with a “cleaning glove”.

Alcantara®

Dust and fine dirt particles in pores, creases and seams may chafe and damage the surface.

If you leave your vehicle parked in the open for lengthy periods, protect the Alcantara ® seat upholstery from direct sunlight to prevent fading.

Minor changes in colour caused by use are normal.

CAUTION

  • Do not use leather cleaners on Alcantara® seat upholstery.
  • Do not use solvents, floor wax, shoe cream, stain remover or similar agents on Alcantara® seat upholstery.
  • Avoid leaving the vehicle for lengthy periods in bright sunlight to prevent the fabrics from bleaching. If the vehicle is parked in the open for lengthy periods, protect the fabrics against direct sunlight by covering them.
  • Some clothing materials, such as dark denim, do not have sufficient colour fastness. This can cause damage or clearly visible discolouration to seat covers even when treated correctly. This is particularly true for light-coloured upholstery.

    This is not a defect in the seat cover, but poor colour fastness of the clothing textiles.

Seat covers

Electrically heated seats

Do not wet clean the seat covers as this can damage the seat heating system.

Use a specific cleaning agent such as dry foam or similar to clean the covers.

Seats without seat heating

Thoroughly vacuum the seat covers with a vacuum cleaner before cleaning.

Clean the seat covers with a damp cloth or cleaning agents particularly formulated for them.

Compressed areas created on the fabrics by everyday use can be removed by brushing against the nap with a lightly moistened brush.

Always treat all parts of the upholstery so that no visible boundaries are created.

Then leave the seat to dry completely.

CAUTION

  • Regularly vacuum dust from the seat covers using a vacuum cleaner
  • Electrically heated seats must not be dried after cleaning by switching on the heater.
  • Do not sit on wet seats - there is a risk of stretching the upholstery.
  • Always clean the seats “from seam to seam”.

Seat belts

The belt must always be kept clean.

Wash dirty seat belts with a mild, soapy solution.

Remove dirt with a soft brush.

Soiled belts may impair proper operation of the inertia reels.

WARNING

  • The seat belts must not be removed for cleaning.
  • Never clean the seat belts chemically as chemical cleaning products could destroy the fabric.
  • The seat belts must not be allowed to come into contact with corrosive liquids (such as acids etc.).
  • Check the condition of all the seat belts on a regular basis. If any damage is found in the belt fabric, seat belt connections, inertia reel or the buckle, the relevant seat belt must be replaced by a specialist garage.
  • Inertia reel belts must be completely dried before being rolled up.
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