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DS 3: Advice on care and maintenance / Bodywork and Leather

DS 3 2016-2023 Owners Manual


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DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Do not use abrasive products, solvents, petrol or oil to clean the bodywork.

Never use an abrasive sponge to clean stubborn stains - risk of scratching the paintwork!

Do not apply polish in strong sunshine, or to plastic or rubber parts.

DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Use a soft cloth and soapy water or a pH neutral product.

Gently wipe the bodywork with a clean microfibre cloth.

Apply polish with the vehicle clean and dry. Comply with the instructions for use stated on the product.


(Depending on version)

DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Do not use a high-pressure washer to clean the vehicle - risk of damaging or detaching the decals!

DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Use a high-flow hose (temperature between 25°C and 40°C).

Place the jet of water perpendicular to the surface to be cleaned.

Rinse the vehicle with demineralised water.


Leather is a natural product. Appropriate regular care is essential for its durability.

It must be protected and nourished using a specific leather product, to keep it supple and preserve its original appearance.

DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Do not clean leather using unsuitable cleaning agents such as solvents, detergents, petrol or pure alcohol.

When cleaning items partly made from leather, take care not to damage the other materials with the specific leather product.

DS 3. Bodywork and Leather Before cleaning greasy stains or liquids, quickly mop up any surplus.

Before cleaning, wipe off any residues liable to scuff the leather, using a cloth that has been dampened with demineralised water and thoroughly wrung out.

Clean leather using a soft cloth moistened with soapy water or a pH-neutral product. Dry with a soft, dry cloth.

    General recommendations

    Observe the following recommendations to avoid damaging the vehicle. Exterior Never use a high-pressure jet wash in the engine compartment - risk of damaging the electrical components! Do not wash the vehicle in bright sunshine or extremely cold conditions...

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