How to clean your car's interior like a pro

It’s easy for our car interiors to get messy and dirty, particularly during the winter months. Here are a few helpful hints on how to keep your car’s interior spotless despite the season of salt and slush.

Grab some supplies

You’re going to need a few things before  you get started:

  • Garbage bags
  • Rubber gloves
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Detailing brushed
  • Microfiber towels
  • Glass cleaner
  • Carpet shampoo
  • Leather cleaner (if your vehicle is leather)

Next, follow these easy steps for a methodical interior cleaning:

  1. Empty garbage and miscellaneous items from the vehicle 

  2. Remove the floor mats

  3. Clean the dashboard, door panels, and centre console first

  4. Clean the vinyl and leather elements

5. Brush small nooks and vents

6. Vacuum the carpets and car seats

7. Shampoo the carpets and upholstery seats — don’t forget the trunk

8. Wipe the door jambs and sills

9. Clean the interior glass

10. Finally, it’s time to deodorize so that your car smells as clean as it now looks! 

Pro tips:

  • Vacuum weekly to keep it looking cleaner for longer

     

  • Keep a microfiber cloth in your glovebox to easily remove small spills and dirt — it’s softer than paper towel and won’t scratch surfaces

     

  • Protect your carpet floor mats with a quality plastic or rubber floor mat

     

  • Add cup hole liners to protect against light spills and dirt

     

  • Keep disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer in your vehicle for added cleanliness and easy disinfection
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