Cleaning the Interior
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The vinyl upholstery may be easily cleaned with a mild soap or detergent and water.

First vacuum over the upholstery to remove loose dirt. Then, using a sponge or soft cloth, apply the soap solution to the vinyl. After allowing it to soak in for a few minutes to loosen the dirt, remove the dirt and wipe off the soap with a clean damp cloth. If all the dirt does not come off, repeat the procedure. Commercial foaming-type vinyl cleaners are also avaialble which work well. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Do not use solvent, thinner, gasoline or window cleaner on the interior.

Use a good foam-type shampoo to clean the carpets.

Begin by vacuuming thoroughly to remove as much dirt as possible. Several types of foam cleaners are available: some are in aerosol cans and others are powders or liquids which you mix with water to produce a foam. To shapoo the carpets, use a sponge or brush to apply the foam. Rub in overlapping circles. Do not apply water - the best results are obtained by keeping the carpet as dry as possible. Read the shampoo instructions and follow them closely.

The seat belts may be cleaned with mild soap and water or with lukewarm water.

Use a cloth or sponge. As youare cleaning, check the belts for excessive wear, fraying or cuts.

Do not use dye or bleach on the belts - it may weaken them.

The windows may be cleaned with any household window cleaner.

When cleaning the inside of the windows, be careful not to scratch or damage the heater wires on the rear window.

Care in maintaining the surface beauty of the leather upholstery is important as improper cleaning could result in discoloration or staining.

Apply a small amount of saddle or leather soap with a soft cloth. Allow the soap slution to loosen the soil for a few minutes. Then thoroughly wipe off all the soap solution with a damp clean cloth.
Use of a nylon brush, synthetic fiber cloth, etc. may scratch the fine grained surface of the leather.
Never use organic substances such as benzine, alcohol and gasoline or alkaline and acid solutions for cleaning the leather as these could cause discolouring.
After cleaning or wherever any part of the leather gets wet, dry with a soft clean cloth. Allow it to air-dry int he shade with a breeze. Avoid direct sunlight.

Leather upholstery precautions

  • Mildew may develop on soiled leather upholstery. Be especially careful to avoid oil spots. try to maintain your upholstery in a constant clean condition.
  • Long exposure to the direct rays of the sun may cause the leather surface to harden and shrink. Keep your vehicle in a shaded area, especially in the summer.
  • As the interior temperature of your vehicle is apt to rise during hot summer days avoid placing items of vinyl or plastic or containing wax on the upholstery as these tend to stick to leather when warm.
If you have any questions about the cleaning of your Toyota, your local Toyota dealer will be pleased to answer them.