Knowing how to Clean the inside of your car is just as important as cleaning the outside. If the inside of your car is clean and smells nice, then it makes you feel better about yourself and enjoy driving your car.
Dashboard and plastics
Keeping your dashboard clean and tidy stops items flying at you when accelerating or smacking against the side windows when cornering.
Furniture polish or a plastic polish/sheen is the best options for cleaning your dashboard and plastics. Spray a small amount onto a soft cloth and wipe over the area to clean. Keep polishing until all the smears have dried. Remember you are not trying to rub the plastic away, gentle rubbing should be all you need. For stubborn marks you can try a firm sponge with soap and water to loosen the dirt off, and then polish.
Your interior glass is just as important to keep clean as your exterior glass is. Smears on your windscreen can be a pain when driving in sunny conditions and can cause distractions whilst driving.
Window polish on a soft cloth works well. A small amount of polish on a cloth and just wipe over the glass. Wipe off any residue with a clean dry cloth. Sometimes a couple of goes may be needed depending on the state of the glass. Remember that rear view mirror as well, that’s just as important too.
Carpets and upholstery
Keeping the floor of your car clean is a must; if you have things all over the floor of your car, you are risking items getting in the way of your pedals which could cause you to have an accident.
A Hoover fitted with a crevice tool is the best option. The crevice tool is designed to go into tight spaces and can reach those hard to reach places in your car. Remember to move your seats when hoovering so as to get all the dirt and debris cleaned up.
If your fabrics are very dirty you may have to use either a steam cleaner or a carpet cleaner to get the job done. Hoover the fabrics first before using a cleaner on them, that way you have removed the surface dirt first. Remember, if you have used a carpet cleaner or steamer on your seats, they will stay wet for awhile.
Leather seats can be difficult to keep clean, but they can be wiped off. Special leather wipes are the easiest to use and are not that expensive. Simply take a wipe and wipe it all over your leather seats including the seat backs, you will be surprised how much grime comes off your seats. Allow the seats to dry slightly then buff off any residue left behind, this should help to stop your leather seats from drying out as well as keeping them clean.
When cleaning the inside of your car remember the following:
If it moves, move it. If it comes out, take it out.