To own a Porsche is to buy into luxury: when it comes to the interior, top-tier trim and unrivalled comfort are standard. However, this does mean care and attention is required when it comes to cleaning.
Regular valet cleaning is essential to protect Porsche interior
Taking your Porsche to a car valet/detail service will mean it receives an appropriate level of care from professionals; they will understand the exact products and techniques needed to clean your vehicle – both inside and out.
If you clean your car in-between trips, your Porsche should only need detailing around every six months. A detailing service provider will be able to advise you on how best to care for your car during the interim periods.
Solutions for repairing, restoring and reviving Porsche interior
Each model and style will have unique requirements – it’s important to seek expert help rather than attempting your own detailing. A dedicated Porsche specialist will be able to advise on the best solution for repairing and maintaining the condition of your vehicle’s interior, reverting it back to almost factory conditions through a thorough detail service.
At Parr Porsche, we only use specialist vehicle interior cleaning products, recommended by Porsche. Our detailing services not only include out a full cleaning of the exterior of your vehicle, but also a comprehensive cleaning of your Porsche’s interior.
During this interior detailing, our fully qualified team will thoroughly clean all leather seats with a specially designed product, and (depending on which service you opt for) will also treat all plastic surfaces with a protecting product, designed to preserve and restore.
Repairing Porsche interiors
As vintage vehicles, the interior of a Porsche will occasionally require repair work. A Porsche specialist will also be able to provide expert interior repairs, rather than just maintenance. Such restoration services will usually include:
- Repairs for plastic/vinyl/leather scuff or tears
- Leather connolising (recolouring damaged leather)
Caring for Porsche leather seats
Porsche has become famous in the automobile industry for its trademark leather interiors. Unfortunately, leather surfaces will need appropriate care and attention: the material can be prone to sun damage, staining and fading. Taking measures to protect your seats will therefore help to retain the longevity, quality and appearance of your Porsche.
Use a windscreen shield
If consistently exposed to the sun’s UV rays, leather upholstery may crack and dry out, dramatically affecting its appearance, as well as the passenger’s comfort. The sun can also fade darker materials over time.
If you can’t park your car in the shade, or in a garage, putting up a high-quality windscreen shield, when leaving your Porsche unattended, will protect the leather interior from the sun’s negative effects. It will also prevent the car from getting too hot when exposed to strong summertime sunshine.
Avoid storing or transporting sharps objects on your seats
Scratches and scuffs can be caused by several things: clothes buttons or zips, heavy luggage or pet claws are just a few examples. Unintended damage can be avoided by taking preventative measures: don’t allow anything sharp or jagged into contact with your car’s seats – seat covers or simply a throw/blanket over your seats can help.
Purchase waterproof mats for your Porsche interior
Car owners commonly spend a lot of time and care on their vehicle’s upholstery and, in turn, neglect the footwells. This area of your car’s interior is particularly prone to damage, especially in front of the driver’s seat. Fitting waterproof mats to your Porsche’s footwell will prevent the carpet from becoming worn.
Removable mats are far easier to clean than a fitted carpet, ensuring that if you were to wear dirty shoes whilst driving, any mess can be easily removed.
At Parr, we have over 35 years’ experience in dealing and caring for Porsche vehicles. Want more information on the best techniques for protecting your Porsche’s interior? We’d be delighted to help in any way possible. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch about our comprehensive detailing services.