Cars are rather expensive modes of transportation. We want to keep it clean to keep it always looking in good condition. We make sure it is waxed to keep it very shiny and looking like brand new all the time. We do not want to see scratches on the body, and we make sure it is handled carefully whenever we bring it to a repair or car center.
But this is just the exterior part of the car. Our cars may look beautiful outside but what about the inside? It is equally important that we keep the interiors clean. After all, we sit inside our cars for several hours a day as we drive to and from work. We sometimes let passengers ride with us also.
Keeping the exteriors clean may be for aesthetic reasons, but keeping the interiors clean is largely for health reasons. We want the air we breathe inside fresh and safe. We do not want any unpleasant odors throughout the ride. We do not want to catch bacterial or viral diseases brought about by dust or dirt.
Some car owners take their car into car wash and let them do all the interior and exterior cleaning but it cost them pretty much expensive than expected when doing it all by yourself.
Learn to clean your own car will save you a lot from paying for professional services. You could get useful tips from books or inquire in auto cleaning services to learn how to do it yourself. You will know the right strokes in cleaning the rims, tires, the seats, mats, dashboards and other parts of the car.
Cleaning your own car is a good exercise while you make sure you get rid of the pollutants that may affect you and your family. Here are some tips on cleaning the car interiors.
Vacuum the dirt that sticks to the floor mats and seat covers. Clear all trash and big items inside your car first before vacuuming. Empty your ashtray, remove floor mats and seat covers, with the help of soft brush attached to the vacuum swipe the floor and the seats up to the dashboard and doors. Just be careful when vacuuming the leather seats because it is very easy to get scratched and damaged.
Spray cleaners evenly on the seats up to the door and dashboard upholstery, rub it evenly afterwards. Keep it dry with the use of dry cloth. Laundry detergent is also one alternative in case a spray cleaner is not available. Just mix it up with warm water. Do not soak the seat with too much water it cause stains and will cause a bad smell.
Some seat covers are made out of different materials and it require proper washing instruction, same way with carpets but don’t soak the carpets in water to avoid decay and mould smell. Dried them up with dryers of under the sun.
Clean the dashboard using wet cloth to gently remove stains and other sticky marks. Dry it with clean and soft cloth or towels. Afterwards spray a little plastic polish and spread it slightly with dry and soft cloth. Polish makes your dashboard shiny and it also protects the plastic cover.
Get rid out of foul smell coming from air conditioner. Check for clogs caused by dirt, a debris build-up, and leaves. Drain the tube. Clean the cowl cover and use antibacterial spray to prevent unpleasant scent.
Change oil regularly also. Otherwise it will also cause unpleasant smells to leak in the interiors. It smells bad especially with the air conditioner on. You could also put air fresheners for a more fragrant smell inside.
Many kinds of leading chemical, wax, polishes, and liquid paste help in cleaning and maintaining a good looking car. Some of these are Resin Glaze Wax, Metal Polish Cream, Liquid Glass Polish, Chrome Polish, Liquid Car Polish and the Cleaner Car Wax.
Other tools and cleaning accessories includes different sizes of brush, brooms, dust pans, flannel, drying cloths, rags, vacuum cleaner, dryer, bucket, car wash mop, squeegees, scrub sponge, wax applicator, car polishing and buffing bonnets.
Cover your car with canvas tarp or car cloth to protect it from heat and harsh weather whenever you park your car outside of your garage.