Interior car cleaning is just as important as exterior car cleaning, maybe even more important! Since the inside of your car can get dusty and smelly easily, interior car cleaning is more of an often overlooked chore than exterior car cleaning. Read on to find out how you can maintain your vehicle’s beautiful interior by giving it the love it deserves through regular interior car cleaning.
Dust buildup can be dangerous
Dust buildup in the interior of your car can be dangerous. It can worsen allergies, irritate respiratory systems, and cause sinus problems. Dust also collects on steering wheel, instrument panels, and other controls which could lead to a car accident. Interior cleaning of your car should be done at least once a month (or when needed), but it’s important to remember that you need to start by vacuuming first so you don’t stir up more dust into the air. Steamgrønt offers an Indvendig rengøring af bil service and we’re here to help keep your car clean so that you’re safe on the road!
Allergens love to hide in your car
It’s a sad truth, but allergens love to hide in your car. If you don’t have the time or budget to have your car detailed by professionals, here are a few tips for interior car cleaning that will help make it look and smell fresh again:
- Remove all of the clutter from the backseat, trunk, and glove compartment.
- Steamgrønts of water can be used to remove dust on dashboards, consoles and seats.
- Regularly vacuum carpets and upholstery with an attachment brush head if possible.
Spills happen – and they’re hard to clean
It’s pretty easy to clean up a spill on the outside of your car with soap and water, but what about spills that happen on the inside?
In most cases, you’ll want to spray an all-purpose cleaner (like Steamgrønt) onto the spill and then wipe it up with a wet towel. If the spill happens to be sticky or greasy, you can also use baking soda.
Some people like to vacuum their seats while they’re cleaning them so they don’t need to worry about staining or breaking anything when they get back in the car.
Also make sure you’re using a pet hair brush if there are any pet hairs that need to be removed from your seats.
A clean car just feels better
It’s important to be conscious of what it looks like on the outside of your car, but don’t forget to clean the inside too! The interior of your car can get just as dirty, or even dirtier than the exterior. Here are some tips on how to keep it clean:
- Wipe up spills immediately
- Void eating in your vehicle
- Don’t eat messy foods in your car if you can avoid it. It will only make the inside dirtier.
- Chew gum instead of smoking if you need something to do with your mouth while driving.
- Bring a small towel with you to wipe off sweat and dirt from hands before touching anything.
- Keep a moist cloth in the backseat for wiping down muddy feet and damp cloths for cleaning sticky surfaces and other messes.
- Use fabric protector spray on leather seats and steering wheel coverings every 3 months (or more often depending) to help maintain its look.
- Clean out your ashtray at least once per week, preferably more often if you smoke often or have friends who smoke frequently in your car.
How to clean your car’s interior
Cleaning the inside of your car will help get rid of any odors and generally make it more pleasant to spend time in. The best way to do this is to remove everything from the car, including mats, a/c vents and seats. You can vacuum or shampoo the carpets and upholstery with a gentle cleaner, then wipe down all of the surfaces with a disinfectant. Be sure to get into all of those hard-to-reach areas where dirt and grime can hide like under seats, around door handles and dashboards.