There’s nothing quite like getting into your car after it’s been freshly cleaned. To help make your at-home cleaning process as easy as possible, we at Fred Beans have put together this detailed guide. Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington should read ahead to learn more about the best ways to clean your vehicle’s interior!
1. Utilize a Variety of Cleaning Tools
When cleaning the interior of your vehicle, you’ll need a few standard things including a portable vacuum, a cloth, multipurpose cleaner, and a scrub brush. On top of all these obvious tools, you can also utilize other inexpensive tools to clean certain parts of your vehicle interior like…
- Foam paintbrush – dust inside of vents where bigger brushes and dusters can’t fit
- Old toothbrush – creases in your seats, small crevasses in your console, scrubbing small stains
- Magic Eraser –vinyl and other plushy surfaces throughout the interior
- Lint roller – remove human and animal hair from seating surfaces and even crumbs from the floor
2. Replace Your Cabin Air Filters Regularly
Old cabin air filters can cause an unpleasant odor in the cabin and hold on to dust that can later be blown into the cabin. Replacing the cabin air filter as often as what’s recommended in our owner’s manual can prevent such odors and build-up of dust.
3. Suck Up Dust Immediately
It’s good to dust the air vents, the dashboard, and the many other flat surfaces of your vehicle’s interior. However, pushing the dust off one surface will just allow it to float and land on another surface. As you’re dusting with a brush, immediately suck up the dust by keeping the nozzle of your portable vacuum right under the brush. This way, you’ll be sweeping the dust into the vacuum and removing it rather than just relocating it.
4. Remove Carpets and Clean Them Separately
It’s important to clean the carpets and floors of your vehicle. However, it’s much easier and more thorough to remove the carpets in front of the seats and clean them separately. When you remove these carpets, you can put spot cleaner on them and throw them in the washing machine. While they’re being washed, you can scrub the floor of the vehicle.
5. Make Sure to Move Your Seats
When you’re cleaning the floor of the interior, don’t forget about the carpet under the seat. While this carpet doesn’t necessarily get stepped on, it can collect dust, allergens, and other unsavory materials. You might also find some lost items down there that need to be retrieved.
Get Started on Cleaning Your Vehicle’s Interior!
We at Fred Beans hope this guide to cleaning your vehicle’s interior gave you all the information you were looking for. If you still have questions about cleaning the interior of your vehicle, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.
Drivers in Philadelphia, Doylestown, Mechanicsburg, and Flemington can also bring their vehicle to our service center to have it detailed by one of our experienced service technicians!