Video: How to clean the interior of your car

After a winter of slushy boots, drinks spilled by little children and the odd coffee accident, chances are the interior of your car could use a little TLC. Don’t worry, detailing your car is easy. You got this.
 

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How to clean the interior of your car

 

After a winter of slushy boots, drinks spilled by little children and the odd coffee accident, chances are the interior of your car could use a little TLC. Don’t worry, detailing your car is easy. You got this. 

1. Start off with a good old fashioned vacuuming. Move the seats to ensure you get every last cracker and crumb….

Now it’s time for the glass. Don’t just go for the same glass cleaner you use on the bathroom mirrors. You’re going to want to use an automotive-specific cleaner because they don’t contain ammonia, which can harm the tint in your windows. 

2. Use a glass-specific towel to prevent any streaking or lint from being left behind on the windows.

For the dashboard you’re going to want to use a protectant. 

3. Spray the protectant directly onto the microfiber towel to prevent the spray from ending up on your nicely cleaned windows. 

Adding this protectant to the dashboard will help protect against fading and cracking caused by exposure to UV rays.

4. Grab yourself some disinfecting wipes and give the steering wheel and the gearshift a good, thorough wipe down. 

Steering wheels can have nine times more germs and bacteria on them than a public washroom, so you’re going to want to pay extra attention to them clean. 

For leather seats, it’s best to use a two-step cleaner and conditioner. The cleaner will remove any dirt or stains while the conditioner will replenish the natural oils of the leather, helping to keep it soft and prevent it from cracking as it ages. 

5. Gently massage the conditioner into the seats using low pile towels, they’re great applicators as they do not absorb the cleaning and conditioning solution. 

For fabric seats, try using automotive upholstery cleaner that will gently remove any stains and leave behind a protective barrier to prevent future stains from sticking.

6. Spray upholstery cleaner across seat and scrub the solution thoroughly with a stiff brush

7. Once the cleaner has been applied into the seat dab up the excess moisture with a towel or rag and let dry. 

Last but not least, we come to your floor mats. 

8. For your rubber floor mats, a rubber floor mat cleaner makes it easy to remove the dirt and grime that has built up in the floor mat channels. 

Using salt eraser will help remove the stains if your fabric floor mats have any salt stains from the harsh winter months.

It will even help to protect against fading and leaves behind a tough barrier to make future cleanings even easier.

Now, isn’t that better? You’re ready for spring, and your car will thank you. We told you, you got this.  


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