Car cleaning is not an easy process. It takes a lot of time and efforts to get things clean like a professional. Also, you need to pay attention to the kind of products and tools used. The idea is to clean car without damaging the interiors or exteriors.
Here are some easy yet very effective tips to clean your car like a pro:
- Vacuum Car Seats
When you want to clean your car interiors, a vacuum cleaner will come as a boon. It will get rid of all the dust that has been accumulated over time. Start by emptying up your car and take out the floor mats before vacuuming thoroughly.
- Clean Floor Mat
These are a little tough to clean. However, dirty floor mats can make your car appear filthy and unhygienic. Start by vacuuming the mats or washing them thoroughly with some water and washing detergent in case they are very dirty.
- Cleaning Dashboard
One of the ways is to purchase products that help maintaining a nice shine on the dashboard. These are also helpful in preventing dust from further settling in. As per the Automobile News in Hindi online, the products are available in a spray bottle and impart a glossy finish to the interiors. Most of these are manufactured in a way to prevent dust particles from staying there. Make sure you invest in one from a reputed brand.
- AC Vents
You can use an inexpensive foam brush or even a paint brush to dust between the AC vents. Also vacuum up the dust as you brush it off. This will avoid the dust to settle immediately at some other parts in the car.
- The Buttons and Knobs
Use the combination of vacuum cleaner and brush duster to clean car knobs and buttons.
- Air Filter
Make sure you remove and replace the air filter of the cabin. This will get rid of stinky smells.
It is better to check out the owner’s manual to know if your car has a removable air filter.
- Get Rid of Sticky Things
It is effective to use a magic eraser to scrub any gross sticky thing off of leather / vinyl. Also rub dry on gunk using this eraser. You need to do this very gently to avoid damage to the fabric.
- The Leather
You can use olive oil to condition and polish all leather available on your dashboard.
- Animal Hair
It is easy to get rid of animal hair from upholstery using a spray bottle of water and a squeegee.
Thereafter, you need to vacuum up the clumps.
- Seat Cushion Seams
You should use a toothbrush or any fine-bristled brush to be able to get rid of all the dirt and crumbs from the seams of seat cushions. Also vacuum up as the final step.
- The Seats
Do not forget to shampoo seats in your car using diluted all-purpose cleaner, scrubbing brush, a sponge, and washcloths.
- The Dirtiest Mats
You need to spray the dirtiest floor mats using stain remover and throwing them in the washing machine. You may even scrub them using an upholstery cleaner.
- The Windshield
Most car owners complain that they are unable to super clean windshield. If you are also facing this problem, use a steel wool and glass cleaner. Now treat it with a nice coat of Rain X. This kind of cleaning is required only a few times a year.
Use rubbing alcohol to wipe down the windshield wipers. This is a good way to prevent smeared windshield.
- The Grille and Bumper
Use dryer sheets to get rid of stubborn bugs from grille and bumper. Now soak it in warm water. Wipe after some time.
- Toothpaste Trick!
Did you know you can make the cloudy headlights using toothpaste and water? The trick really works!
- The Glass
Do not forget to roll down windows prior to starting wiping these with glass cleaner. There is a lot of grime there.
- The Wheels
You may use a decent quality cleaning powder and water to clean car wheels. A special wheel cleaner may also be used. However, these are a little tough to finish of the wheels. So make a research before you decide on one.
- A Clay Bar
Post car washing session, use a clay bar. This will help you to pick up bits of grime and any dust water fails to rinse off.
Once the interiors are scraped clean and you see the seats looking really presentable, you need to follow one final step. Make the car smell nice. You may call it an aromatherapy for your beloved vehicle. This is what makes your car interiors clean professionally. Get wax from an authorized dealer. Many of these will help your car plastics and upholstery smell like new. The scents available in the market promise the ‘New-Car’ smell. These might be a little pricey, but totally worth it.