Cleaning your car inside and out can be quite a chore, taking several hours of your free time. If it's not exactly your thing, you can always take your car to a professional auto detailing company to have it detailed for you. If, however, you have some time and want to try the job yourself, read on for some tips and tricks to get your cars interior clean and looking like new again.
- Vacuum your upholstery starting at the top and moving to the bottom of the seats to get rid of dirt, dust and other debris.
- To help remove dog hair, use a squeegee or even a rubber glove. Wipe your seats using either the squeegee or rubber glove and then vacuum up what you collect, or pick it up and dispose of it.
- Get rid of smells by sprinkling baking soda on your upholstery (or carpeting). Allow it to sit for about 10 - 15 minutes, then vacuum it up. The baking soda helps soak up any odors.
- Remove stains in your upholstery using baking soda and vinegar. Pour a bit of vinegar on the stain, then sprinkle baking soda on the vinegar. Watch it bubble, then let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Vacuum it up with a shop vacuum. If the stain is still there, repeat the steps.
- Wipe down your dashboard using a damp microfiber cloth to remove dust and other debris.
- Get inside your vents using a small brush. To help prevent the dust from spreading around, hold a shop vacuum close to the vents while you brush away the dust.
- Clean small crevices and cracks using a screwdriver covered with a cloth. Wipe gently, so as to not scratch the interior.
- Bring back shine and moisture to your dashboard and steering wheel by using a small amount of Vaseline on a soft cloth. Wipe up any excess that remains.
- Remove stickiness on the dashboard using a product like Goo-Be-Gone.
Spray your windows using a streak-free cleaner and wipe then down with a microfiber cloth or using newspaper. Roll down your side windows to be sure and get rid of those marks around the top of your window that are made when you roll up your windows. Change your cloth or newspaper often to prevent spreading around dirt to your other windows.
Detailing your car can be a chore, but you can do it. Take the time to do it right to get your car looking, smelling and feeling like new again. For more information, contact a business such as A&G Auto Spa & Mobile Detailing.