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Interior Car Care
Making sure the exterior looks its best usually dominates
our attention when it comes to getting our vehicles clean. The theory goes; the
exterior is what other people see, so keeping it pristine takes precedence, after
you clean the exterior of your car you can easily cover it with a car cover. However,
as drivers and passengers, we spend most of our time inside the car and see the
dirty upholstery or leather, floor mats covered in grime, mud, and food crumbs,
and all kinds of nasty build up on the steering wheel and hard surfaces. Therefore,
it is important that we put as much care into cleaning the inside, as we do with
the outside of our vehicles.
Serious car enthusiasts will actually say that
the interior detailing is more important to them than the exterior work. But keeping
your interior clean, presents certain challenges that are not present when cleaning
the exterior. There are different types of materials and surfaces (such as cloth,
leather, plastic, and rubber) and a much more complicated area to than simple body
panels, metal, or paintwork.
You can split the surfaces in the car interior
into two broad categories; the areas such as the dashboard which are hard and usually
made of vinyl or plastic, and the soft surfaces such as cloth or leather seats and
carpets. Your cleaning process will need to take this into account so lets get started.
Firstly, remove the car seats if you are able to so you can work on the
interior. This will allow you to collect a lot of the debris and crumbs that accumulates
under and around them. You need a good vacuum cleaner to get the dirt which becomes
trapped in the carpets and various areas around the interior a Shop Vac or a powerful
home vacuum are required so just forget about the small, low power vacuums which
plug into the cigarette lighter they just don't have the power.
the mats before you do this and clean them separately and make sure you vacuum all
over the interior including the hard vinyl surfaces. A good stiff brush is also
a very useful piece of equipment at this point. You can use it to dislodge stubborn
dirt as well as get at the places your hose attachments may not be able to reach
Next you have the hard surfaces to clean. There are plenty of products
available on the market to use for this but make sure you follow the instructions
on the product you have purchased. You should use a microfiber towel to wipe up
any cleaner. These types of towels are incredibly soft and absorbent and are far
more affective than a cotton towel or an old t-shirt.
Premier car floor
mats protect, and rubber ones are pretty straight forward turn your hose on them
at full blast. Usually this will remove all of the dirt and grime. But you can also
get at stubborn traces by using a carpet cleaner and a stiff brush. Avoid using
an additional dressing on the mat which goes on the drivers side the problem
is that this may cause slippage and this is not to be advised if you suddenly need
to hit the brakes in a driving situation.
If you have carpeted car floor
mats its recommended that carpet floor mats be treated like house carpet. Simple
vacuuming is often the best solution for any carpet. Small particles of dust or
sand can work their way deep into the carpet fibers. These particles may have sharp
edges and are very abrasive to the carpet fibers. Therefore, vacuuming up these
particles would extend the life of the carpet mat. For more floor mat cleaning tips
For carpeted interior and cloth upholstery, we recommend a high quality
foam cleaner. This is where vacuuming is important as you need to get most of the
loose dirt up before you apply this type of product which will then be free to act
on the actual fibers of the upholstery and carpet. After you apply the foam, work
it in to the fabric with the brush and collect the waste product up with a cloth
or even better a wet and dry vacuum. If you encounter more serious marks and stains,
you can usually tackle these with special stain removers but always test these products
beforehand because they may cause discoloration or make the stain worse use a piece
of the cloth which is not in plain sight.
By keeping your interior clean
it will make your drive time more enjoyable. It will also stave off comments from
other passengers about your dirty interior. Ultimately, a clean and well cared for
interior will increase the resell value and will keep all parts of your car looking