There is nothing like the excitement that comes with the feel and smell of a new car? Don't you wish it could last forever? Most of this excitement is due to the fact that a new car is clean! A thorough interior detailing of your car can leave you with that new car feeling no matter how old your vehicle is! Let's take a look at 5 easy tips for detailing the interior of your car.
Removing as much loose debris as possible from the very start will make detailing the interior of your vehicle much easier. Make sure you vacuum the seats, floorboards, floor mats, front panel, cup holders and all the cracks and crevices. Adjust the seats back and forth to ensure you are able to reach all the way underneath them.
Floor mats are great because they will catch the majority of the dirt and mud off from your shoes. This not only protects your floorboards but makes it easier to clean the interior because you can just take the floor mats out and shake off a large majority of the debris.
Use Compressed Air to Clean Your Vents
Have you noticed the air in your vehicle smells a little stale, kind of like a dirty sock? The vents in your car can become lined with dirt and dust over time, which can give off a less than pleasant odor in your vehicle. Using compressed air will remove this build-up of particles in the vents that are responsible for the bad odors.
How to Reduce Streaking When Cleaning Glass
Begin by choosing a quality automotive glass cleaner. Window tinting is great for protecting the interior of your car from the sun's harmful UV rays, privacy, and amping up the look of your vehicle. However, it is important to note that if your vehicle's windows are tinted you should double check that the glass cleaner you choose specifies that it is appropriate for tinted windows.
Rags and towels are notorious for leaving behind films and residues. Paper towels or shop towels tend to be the best option for a streak-free shine. After you spray the cleaner on the window, wipe the cleaner off and then go over the window with a dry paper towel to remove the remaining streaks.
Remove Dirt and Dust with a Cleaner
After removing large debris with a vacuum, you can remove any remaining dust and dirt with appropriate automotive cleaners. The type of cleaner used will depend on the material you are cleaning. Microfiber cloths tend to work the best for trapping dirt, dust, and other small particles.
When it comes to your seats, it depends on the material your seats are made of. Fabric shampoo is the appropriate choice for cloth upholstery, while you want to use either leather cleaner or an all-purpose cleaner if you have leather or vinyl seats.
Investing in quality custom leather seat covers will not only protect your vehicle's original seats from stains, dirt, and food particles but will give your vehicle a more sophisticated look.
Apply a Protectant to Interior of Your Vehicle
After you've thoroughly cleaned the interior of your vehicle, you should apply a protectant to your seats, door panels, dash, console, and any other part of your vehicle that is not cloth. The protectant you choose will depend on the type of material your interior is made of and whether or not you prefer a flat or shiny look.
In order to avoid unsightly overspray, spray the protectant directly to your cloth or sponge and then to the desired surface. Protectants are great for preventing UV damage from the sun and restoring moisture to prevent drying out and cracking.
Your Vehicle Should Make a Statement
Here at Carolina Custom, we understand that your vehicle is an extension of who you are. We not only offer customizations to make your vehicle unique but we also offer professional interior and exterior detailing to keep your vehicle looking it's best. Contact us today to see how we can turn your vehicle from ordinary to extraordinary!