A lot of us love to take our car in for a pampering. Getting your vehicle detailed is always a treat, but it can get very pricey. That is why there’s no harm in doing it yourself every so often. It’s actually very simple to clean your vehicle’s interior — and you do not necessarily need fancy machinery to get the job done correctly.
Below are a few hints to getting your vehicle so clean it’ll look like the pros did it for you! Follow these tricks and you will be riding in style… super hygienic style very quickly!
Give your car a thorough vacuuming and get every last corner!
Give your carpets and chairs a good vacuuming and you are halfway there to a squeaky clean inside. Move the seats forward and get rid of all the junk and debris hiding beneath. Unless you’re meticulous all year-round, you might be surprised by some of the items lurking down there. Candy wrappers, lost change and even electronics are just some of the things people find underneath their car seats. Don’t forget to remove the mats, and vacuum all the dirt under there too.
You can usually find a carpet-cleaning machine for quite cheap and it is essential you use one to wash your car like a pro. It sprays water and chemical cleanser on the fabric, then sucks up all of the dirt back into the machine. If you’re wary of buying a carpet-cleaner, see if you can rent one or borrow from a friend instead.
No need for industry-standard equipment when getting into the nooks and crannies of your vehicle. Simply wrap a nice cloth with cleaning agent to the end of a screwdriver and wash down all of the crevices of your vehicle’s interior. Pay special attention to air vents, radio dials and filthy edges along the cup holders. Afterwards, use a shining agent like Armor All over the dashboard and trim to get that luxurious sheen.
Clean vinyl/leather seats often
Use a special chemical agent to wipe grime and dust off your seats. Afterwards, use a rub-in conditioner to give them that shine. This process will help restore your seats’ natural colour and will leave them looking like brand new.
Kill bad odours
You may not know it, but automobiles frequently smell like their drivers and the many foods they lug around town. Whether your car smells like cigarettes or fried chicken, it’s unpleasant for passengers riding in your vehicle. Avoid using an air freshener, as this will only mask the problem. Instead, choose a heavy-duty odour eliminating spray to kill bad scents on contact.
Give your windows a good scrub, a very good one!
Although your windows may look clear, chances are they’re dirty because windows are always exposed to the outdoor elements. No point in having a clean car interior if your windows are filthy and full of fingerprints. Use Windex to get a streak-free glow and pay close attention to the window borders!