There’s very little that’s worse than having to drive around inside a smelly, cluttered, unclean car. In addition to being a very annoying experience, it can be mentally stressful to look at and also extremely embarrassing if someone else was to ride in your car with you.
So in order to prevent this from happening, we recommend that you become proactive about cleaning and detailing the interior of the car by following this effective procedure:
Keep the Right Cleaning Tools Handy
From brushes and sponges to a vacuum cleaner, you want to make sure you’re fully stocked and prepared to handle any dust, dirt or grime on your vehicle’s interior. Cleaning a car is a unique experience with specific requirements in terms of tools. For instance, you might need to purchase smaller sized brushes just to dust the air vents and you’ll likely need different chemical cleaning solutions for the different surfaces (carpet, leather, vinyl, plastic) present. Before using a particular solution, it’s best to always read the label first and double check that it’s compatible with the surface you’re about to use it on.
Start With the Floor
The floor is the part that always gets the filthiest, so it’s a good idea to start with it. Firstly, you want to make sure that all the litter on the floor is taken out so check every inch for things like scrapped paper and pennies. Thoroughly inspect under the floor mats.
Once you’ve done that, take out the floor mats and give them a good shake in order to get rid of the dirt stuck to them. If you’re unable to get rid of all the dirt this way, you may have to clean them using a brush or a vacuum. Afterwards, give them a good rinse and hang them out in the sun to dry.
Next, use a vacuum to clean the carpet, and make sure you do a thorough job. Then, if there are any stains on the carpet, use an appropriate commercial cleaning solution to get rid of them. However, if there are any deep stains that you can’t seem to remove, we recommend that you get in touch with a mobile car detailing Melbourne service to get that taken care of.
Vacuum and Wipe the Seats
The next step is to give your seats a thorough vacuuming before attempting to wipe them down with the right cleaning solution. As mentioned above, you want to make sure that the cleaning substance you’re using is appropriate for the seat material. For instance, while vinyl is very convenient in the sense that a lot of solutions work on it, that is not the case with either leather or cloth seats.
When wiping, we recommend that you always use a clean cloth to achieve the best results.
Move onto the Glass Surfaces
With seats taken care of, it’s time to move on to windows and mirrors next. You could use any regular glass cleaning chemical but take care not to clean anything else with it. If your windows are tinted, check whether a tinting film was used to achieve the effect. If so, you want to pay attention to what sort of cleaning solution you’re using because some are known to cause damage to tinting films.
Cleaning and detailing the interior of a car is not an easy task. However, there is little doubt as to how rewarding in can be. In addition to making driving a more pleasant experience, a clean interior ensures that you don’t die of embarrassment every time someone else rides along with you.