Interior car care can be one of the most important maintenance tasks that your vehicle must undergo. A dirty interior can damage your vehicle’s interior upholstery. There are ways to keep your vehicle’s interior clean and looking nice. You just need to know how. Here are some interior car care tips:
One of the most overlooked car interior care tasks is vacuuming. This is especially true is you have small children and/or pets. Whether your seats are vinyl, leather or cloth, keeping your interior clean is key. Many people fail to vacuum their seats because they think it is too hard to do. In fact, it is quite easy with the right tools. The following tips will work well for all vehicles.
When vacuuming you want to make sure you use a vacuum with enough suction power to get it clean. When seats are cloth or fabric, this is even more important as it can be slightly more difficult to get them perfectly clean.
Protectant Spray – One of the easiest and least expensive car care tasks is to spray your seats with a protective, long-lasting protector spray. Protectant sprays help to protect your seats from stains and other damaging conditions. The spray should be sprayed directly onto the interior of the cloth area and allowed to sit for five minutes before wiping away with a damp cloth. Cleaning spray can be used to lightly protect and wax areas as well.
Leather Surrounds – For leather surfaces, protecting them with a protector is necessary first step. Many car companies stock a black label protector that works very well on leather surfaces. The leather should be cleaned on a regular basis using the correct leather cleaners. It is important to always use the correct leather cleaners for leather surfaces so you do not causes any damage to the material. For the most part, this process works for any type of leather.
Odors – Some car manufacturers recommend spraying a small quantity of the appropriate air freshener directly on your leather surfaces at regular intervals. This process will help to mask unpleasant odors, which is especially useful for smells that are associated with food. This method is relatively inexpensive and simple to execute.