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Leather Care – Simple, if you know how

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Even with the vast array of technical skills at his command, man has never been able to come up with a material for car seats that provides the look, feel and aroma of leather. But leather, unlike the man-made substitutes, requires some special know-how to keep it in top shape.

The finish on high-quality leather upholstery will go a long way to protect its natural beauty with no assistance from the owner. After a while it will naturally assume a handsome patina. But it will also just as naturally take on dirt which collects in valleys of the grain.

Saab Turbo Exclusive Appointments Group
Saab Turbo Exclusive Appointments Group

How not to damage leather seats?

Probably the most important thing to know about getting rid of the dirt is what not to do. Strange as It may seem, never use saddle soap. And don’t use shoe polish, solvents or aerosol sprays.

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How to Care for Leather Saab Seats!

The recommended way to clean leather upholstery is with a soft cloth dampened in luke warm water and a little mild hand soap. Rub the surface with a light circular motion, then repeat with clear water. Do not soak the leather. When it dries polish with a soft cloth.

Follow these simple steps and your leather upholstery will give you a lifetime of service. Just as it did the original owner. Leather upholstery from the Bridge of Weir in Scotland was available on the Saab Turbo as part of the Exclusive Appointments Group.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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