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How to Clean a Honda's Leather Interior

Many Honda owners opt for a leather interior option when they purchase their vehicle. This leather upholstery covers seating and side panels, making it susceptible to the collection of dust, food crumbs and other common elements.

Cleaning a Honda's leather interior is easy.

Things You Will Need

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Food-grade linseed oil
  • Bowl
  • Cleaning rag
  • Vacuum

Many Honda owners opt for a leather interior option when they purchase their vehicle.  This leather upholstery covers seating and side panels, making it susceptible to the collection of dust, food crumbs and other common elements.

Since the leather is an expensive and elegant upholstery option, it is important to take proper care of the leather interior, which will keep it on display and looking its best. 

  1. Vacuum the car interior to collect all loose crumbs and residue. Get in the cracks of seats and headrests, which are two areas that often go uncleaned yet collect the most buildup.
  2. Mix a cleaning solution in a small bowl. Pour 1 cup white distilled vinegar and 2 cups food-grade linseed oil into the bowl. Linseed oil is available by the bottle at any grocery store.
  3. Dip a cleaning cloth into the vinegar and oil mixture, and wring out slightly.
  4. Rub the mixture onto the leather interior, using large circular rubbing motions. The vinegar will disinfect while the oil will nourish the leather.
  5. Apply the mixture until a thin layer is covering the entire leather interior of the Honda. Let sit for two hours.
  6. Buff the leather surface clean with a fresh, dry cleaning cloth. This will remove excess residue, and restore the leather's natural shine.

Things You Will Need

  • White distilled vinegar
  • Food-grade linseed oil
  • Bowl
  • Cleaning rag
  • Vacuum

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

Photo Credits

  • Car interior image by mashe from Fotolia.com
  • Car interior image by mashe from Fotolia.com