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7 Steps for Car Interior Cleaning

  • September 20, 2012

    Most car owners who would like to perform car interior cleaning are at a loss in deciding where and how to start the process.

    How to do it like mobile auto detailing experts?

    Below are seven steps.

    Seven Steps to a Beautiful Car Interior

    Step 1:Start by removing all the trash from the car’s interior.

    Step 2: Vacuum the seats, carpets and upholstery. Make use of all the attachments that is available with your vacuum cleaner. For areas you cannot reach with your hands, use a can of compressed air so that you can blow out the dirt from such spots. Also, do not forget to vacuum the car seat seams, door handles and armrests and even the dashboard. Clean the vents with a clean and dry paint brush.

    Step3: Make sure that you carefully clean and condition the hard surfaces of the car which includes the dash, glove compartment, doors, sideboards and the storage spots. Put some all-purpose cleaner on a rag and wipe the surfaces with it. To clean the hard to reach spots, use an old, soft-bristled brush. In case you are using conditioners, only use the non-glossy type.

    Step 4: The next step is to clean the upholstery. Use a cleaner that is recommended for the material of your upholstery. For cloth-type upholstery, spray the upholstery cleaner onto it. For cleaning leather car seats, only use leather upholstery cleaners. For vinyl seats, all-purpose cleaners will do. Never use silicone conditioning products on your seats as they can stain your clothes.

    Step 5: Cleaning car carpets is a must. You can use a steam cleaner for this purpose.

    Step 6: For streak-free windows, you must avoid cleaning under direct sunlight. Start by spraying the window cleaner onto a rag and rub it onto the windows. A few pages of an old newspaper can also make your windows shine.

    Step 7: Finally, vacuum your car’s interior again, to remove all traces of dust, dirt and lint.

    Keeping the interior of your car clean is not only important for the well-being of your family. Of course, periodical maintenance will make your car interior cleaning faster and easier.

    However, if you are pressed for time to do your car interior cleaning on your own, you can always schedule an appointment with professional detailers.

     

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