How to Vacuum Your Car
October 10, 2013
Cleaning out your car might take more than an hour if you really want to get rid of all the dirt, dust, grime, and grease that have made their home in every square inch of your vehicle. Some car owners are loathe to spend that much time doing a dirty job, yet they have no choice but to clean the car on their own because calling in the professionals for help is not included in their weekly budget. Learning how to vacuum your car pro-like only takes a few simple steps.
Vacuum Cleaner – A must have cleaning tool
In this instance, the first and probably most important cleaning equipment you need to have is your vacuum cleaner. You need to invest in a powerful vacuum cleaner that comes with an array of wands, hoses, brushes, and other attachments that will help you get to the farthest and tightest spots in your car interior. If you are more serious about DIY detailing, getting an upholstery tool might also be a good idea.
After washing and drying the exterior of your vehicle, you are now ready to focus your attention on the interior. Learning how to vacuum your car properly will certainly give you outstanding results in the least possible amount of time.
Unfortunately, vacuuming a car is one of the least enjoyed car cleaning chores. Unlike waxing the exterior or cleaning the windshield, the results of a vacuuming job are hardly visible to the naked eye. However, that doesn’t mean that your vacuuming job is ineffective or worthless. It simply means that vacuum picks up dirt that other conventional cleaning tools can not.
Result driven vacuum cleaning
Here’s what you can do to achieve pro-like results with your car vacuum cleaner:
- Remove large pieces of trash and debris in your car. Don’t let the vacuum cleaner do all the work for you. Get rid of the trash, from the door wells to the glove box to the trunk. Take out important personal items such as your tablet stylus, loose change, and candies so that they don’t get accidentally sucked into the vacuum cleaner.
- Take out the floor mats. Shake them out and vacuum them individually. If they have not been shampooed and conditioned for a while, now is the time to do it.
- Attach the brush to the vacuum cleaner and work your way from top to bottom. Do the ceiling first to encourage the dirt to fall down. You can pick them up later as you move along. Don’t forget to run the vacuum over the dashboard, steering wheel, parking brake, shift lever, and vents.
- Run the vacuum cleaner under and between the car seats, around the floor pedals, and under the console, reaching as far back into the car as you can. This is the trickiest part, and even with the front seats pushed right up against the dashboard you will not have a lot of room to maneuver the vacuum hose. Still, you have to be patient if you want to get every last bit of dirt and dust that’s been sitting inside your car.
- Finally, pop the trunk and give it a good once-over with your vacuum cleaner.
Remember, you do need to check your cleaning tools every now and then to ensure that they will give you the cleaning results you want. Using the tips above to vacuum your vehicle will keep you environmentally-friendly committeds.