Many people may often overlook washing the car interior, but is worth noting that most of us spend a significant amount of time inside the car during the day. So finding time regularly in the midst of our busy 24/7 schedule to remove the dirt, trash and mud would save a lot of time later when detailing the interior.
A vacuum cleaner and a few household items will help to clean up your car. Detailed cleaning becomes necessary after a trip to the beach or places where children and adults bring in a lot of dirt, however in other cases a regular vacuuming and dusting of the car’s interior will help maintain the car?s interior.
Investing in a decent car vacuum like a Vac N’Blo Portable Vacuum from Metropolitan Vacuum which has two very useful attachments (the crevice attachment and the dust brush attachment) and using it for around 30 minutes on a weekend would be useful.
A plastic crevice attachment is better because a metal attachment might scratch and damage the leather or vinyl upholstery. This attachment helps reach below the seats, into tight seams, nooks and crannies and around seat beads. Energetically rubbing it over the carpet helps to bring up sand and grit.
Cleaning the interior of your favorite car begins with removing the floor mats and shaking them to displace any dirt sticking to it. Once this is done, pick up any rubbish, empty the ash tray and storage compartments. Then comes vacuuming. So if you do not possess a car vacuum then you could use the hose attachment of a home vacuum.
Use it to clean the seat cushions and crevices where cushions meet, the bottom and backrest making certain to check well beneath the seats for coins and rubbish before doing it.
Then vacuum the car floor, including the areas underneath the car seats as well. After that, scrub the floor mats and give them that final shake to make certain that they are spotless.
After this the mats can be put back in position properly. It is fairly possible that there might be stains on the cloth of the seats, cushions and carpets.
Use a damp towel to apply a small amount of carpet shampoo to eradicate the stain. However, it proves important to know the details of the product you use in the car?s interior and so test the product on a small, inconspicuous patch.
Once you have cleaned off the stains, it is necessary to use a moist sponge to remove the surplus shampoo. The carpet should then be left to dry. Using carpet shampoo is not wise on leather. Next clean your windows and polish them with a window cleaner and newspaper or paper towels.
Next vacuum or brush the muck from the dashboard and doors. Spray a small amount of vinyl protector on a moist towel or rag and gently wipe the dashboard, door handles and all vinyl. This completes the cleaning of the interior of your car.
Owen Jones, the writer of this article, writes on lots of topics, but is at present involved with car detailing calgary. If you want some suggestions on detailing cars come over to our website now at Detailing Car Interiors.