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How To Clean Your Car Interior

How To Clean Your Car’s Interior

In the past, we’ve talked about how to clean your car seats. Depending on what kind of seats you have, that process varies, and the same goes for the rest of the car’s interior. Aside from seats, you still need to clean the mats, door panels, windows, dash, etc. In today’s post, we’re going to tell you how to clean your car’s interior the easy way.

Grab A Trash Bag And Vacuum

Like when you’re cleaning the carpets in your home, you want to remove large debris first. Throw away any trash or debris inside of cupholders, underneath seats, or on the ground. An in-car trash can, like this, comes in handy. You can strap it to a seat and have it ready to go for road trips and commutes. If not, any old trash bag will get the job done.  Once all the trash and debris is up, remove the mats and grab the vacuum. With everything out of the car, it’s time to suck up all the dirt, hair, and dust from the carpets, seats, cupholders, and crevices. Make sure you have a long, skinny hose attachment to make getting down into those nooks and crannies easy. A stiff brush attachment is great for fabric seats, and a soft brush attachment is perfect for leather seats.  If you have leather seats, wipe them down with a mixture of a few drops of dish soap and some warm water. Make sure to dry the seats well and apply a quality leather conditioner. 

Clean Those Mats

Floor mats in our cars take the biggest beating of all. Luckily, they’re easy to clean, whether their carpet or vinyl. If they’re carpet, the best thing to do is use a mixture of laundry detergent and vinegar. The detergent will remove any stains, and the vinegar will neutralize any lingering smells. Rinse well and allow the mats to dry.  All you have to do for vinyl mats is spray them down with a garden hose and scrub them with a brush. 

Wipe Down The Dash, Door Panels, And Any Other Upholstery 

Depending on the material of your car’s interior, methods vary. If the interior is leather, you’ll want to stick with the gentle mixture of soap and water and follow up with a leather conditioner to keep it supple.  For the majority of vehicles, though, a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water will work great. First, though, you need to run over all surfaces with a duster or microfiber cloth. Once all the dust and dirt is up, then, you can use a mixture. You don’t want to scratch the dash or door panels with granules of sand or soil.  Note: Always test a small area before cleaning the entirety of a surface with any cleaner.  If you don’t feel comfortable using cleaners on your car’s upholstery, just use water. A moist microfiber cloth works wonders on most interiors. Make sure to follow up with a dry cloth so you don’t leave any streaking or residue behind. 

Call The Professionals 

Now that you know how to clean your car’s interior, it will be like new. Sometimes, though, there are spots that are too difficult to get up. We get it. Accidents happen. Coffee, blood, juice, or any number of things cause hard-to-remove stains. Call CitruSolution Asheville today for help removing those stubborn spots in your car to get it like new again! 

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