Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home; it’s also a good idea for your vehicle. Once winter is over, you can start enjoying being out and about again. It’s time to roll the windows down and feel the spring breezes…but you don’t want to embarrass yourself with those open windows. Clean your vehicle’s interior using tips that make the task simple.
Vacuuming your vehicle will make it look cleaner immediately. Most do-it-yourself car washes offer high-powered vacuum hoses. Use quarters to power the vacuum for an allotted amount of time. If you can’t get to a car wash or you’d rather stay at home, a standard home vacuum with a hose attachment and an extension cord will also work.
Remove all trash and big debris from the vehicle, along with any stuff you may have collected in the backseat. Take out all the floor mats and anything else that can be removed.
Vacuum all the fabric surfaces, including the floorboards and the rear window. The vacuum can even be applied to the headliner, if it’s fabric.
Use the vacuum in the ashtray and the center console, where ashes and debris tend to collect.
Remove as much stuff with the vacuum as possible, particularly if you have an industrial vacuum, to make cleaning go more quickly.
Get your vehicle’s interior cleaner more quickly by getting all your materials ready before you start. This way, you can finish the job all at once.
Use soap and water to scrub any stains on the fabric upholstery of the vehicle. For tough stains, try a stain remover like Shout or Resolve. Removing stains will make your car’s interior look fresh and nice for spring.
Wipe down all leather interior with special conditioner or cleaner, like Armor All, or ordinary soap and water. A conditioning product will give the interior more polish and shine. Such products are often available at car washes inside vending machines, but you can buy larger bottles at home improvement stores.
Power-wash floor mats with the hose at home or at the car wash. Even fabric floor mats can be cleaned this way, but they will need several hours to dry even in spring.
Ready for Spring
Complete your cleaning by adding a new air freshener to the interior. Put away all that junk in the backseat and the trunk to make room for your spring and summer gear. Once your vehicle spring cleaning is done, you’re ready to ride.