Summertime is rockin’ and rollin’ and you might be finding yourself doing a little cleaning here and there. Maybe the garage, the attic, and the porch? Well, don’t forget to throw in a thorough cleaning of your car, truck, van, or SUV. Check out these tips and tricks to get your vehicle interior looking like new!
What You Need
Here’s a list of reliable cleaners that will help you get the job done in the most efficient way. Check these out to get some ideas, and you may already have some of these items around your home!
- Commercial carpet cleaner or mini at-home cleaner
- Upholstery cleaning liquid
- Clean water
- Fabric protector
- Spray bottle
- Scrub brush
- Microfiber cloths
- Clean sponge
- Vacuum with attachments
First up, vacuuming the interior of your car is crucial. Use the attachments for your vacuum to get in the cracks and crevices. Be thorough! The last thing you want is to miss a spot and make scrubbing harder. You will want to follow up with pretreating any stains on the fabric. Use your upholstery cleaner and scrub brush to work the stain. Let it sit for about 15 minutes before moving on to the full cleaning process.
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Put that scrub brush to work! Spray the upholstery cleaning liquid on the fabric and start at the top of the seat and work your way down. Once finished, use a microfiber cloth to wipe away and absorb excess moisture. Repeat each step where needed to get the best clean. Let the seats dry completely, about two to three hours, before using your vehicle. To ensure your seats stay as clean as possible, use a fabric protector. Spray-on options are great to help prevent dirt and stains from setting into the fabric. It also makes cleaning up after spills a lot easier.
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