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Truly, your car is your home on wheels. This means it is quickly becoming the catch-all for toys, food packaging, bottles, and just about everything. Even if you don’t have a family trip on the horizon, it’s still a good idea to thoroughly clean your car’s interior, to maximize space for sports equipment, groceries and more. everything you need on the go. place to another.

While it may seem like a tedious task, cleaning your car at home is more affordable and convenient than having it professionally detailing. So when the mess starts to get out of hand, follow this expert-approved guide on how to clean your car’s interior, car seats, and everything in between.

How to clean the interior of your car

It is recommended that you wash the exterior of your car about every two weeks to prevent salt, dirt, and other buildup from ruining its paint job. And while the interior may follow a more flexible schedule, it’s best to clean your vehicle’s interior once a month. While your car does not require a deep cleaning every few weeks, a quick cleaning of the floor mat or a vacuum job is recommended. Tackle every nook and cranny with this step-by-step guide:

Ground sheet

Before you tackle the carpet, remove the car floor mats and give them a shake. Whether you have rubber or carpet floor mats, use a medium stiff brush to brush off any dirt or debris and vacuum. To get rid of carpet stains, use a carpet cleaner such as Bissell Carpet Cleaning Foam. Simply spray carpet cleaner on hot spots and brush it with a medium stiff brush, applying more pressure for severe stains. Sponge the carpet with an absorbent cloth to dry it.

Carpet

First, vacuum the carpet completely. Use the brush and smaller nozzles to clean crevices and seat pockets. To get rid of unsightly stains and leave your car smelling fresh, use a carpet cleaner like Bissell Carpet Cleaning Foam. Spray it on the hot spots and brush it with a medium stiff brush. It is best to apply more pressure for severe spots. Dry the carpet by dabbing it with an absorbent cloth.

Car seats

Think about it: sometimes you and your kids sit in these seats when you’re sweaty, dirty, or sick. By thoroughly cleaning car seats – leather, vinyl, or fabric – you will reduce unwanted odors and keep your car’s interior looking clean and refreshed. First, vacuum the car seats with a soft brush head, then follow the appropriate targeted cleaning method:

  • Leather car seats: For a one-step option, wipe down your seats with Weiman leather cleaning wipes. One small area at a time, use a leather cleaner, such as Chemical Guys Leather Cleaner & Conditioner, or mild soap into the leather with a soft, damp cloth. Rinse with another damp cloth until all of the soap or cleaner is removed. Polish with a dry cloth. Apply a protector to condition the leather, making it easier to remove future stains. To note: If the leather car seats have perforations, use as little fluid as possible.
  • Vinyl Upholstered Car Seats: Spray on an all-purpose cleaner, such as Car Guys Super Cleaner, on problem areas and let dry.
  • Fabric car seats: Spray on an all-purpose cleaner, such as Car Guys Super Cleaner, on problem areas and let dry. For encrusted stains, use a carpet cleaner such as Bissell Carpet Cleaning Foam. To use, spray it on all the spots and brush it with a medium stiff brush, applying more pressure for severe spots. Sponge the carpet with an absorbent cloth to dry it.

    Front panel, dashboard and console

    Because this is the focal point of your car, this is where you will spot dust and dirt first. Wipe it down with a microfiber cloth or vacuum up dirt and grime for a quick fix. To give it a look like new, freshen the air vents with a blast of compressed air and wipe down the dashboard with a cloth dampened in an all-purpose cleaner like Car Guys Super Cleaner. Finish it off by sanitizing high-traffic areas with sanitizing wipes and adding an air freshener to mask odors.

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