Part 2: Lets not forget the interior, car spring cleaning

Don’t panic we haven’t forgotten about part 2 of how to spring clean your car! They say beauty comes from within so why not make sure the inside of your car is just as sparkly and clean as the outside.

In part 2 of this blog we are going to take you on a whistle stop tour on how to clean the inside of your car to a high standard.

Not only will your car look great but it can help to preserve its value. If you take good care of your car, from cleaning to servicing, you will likely get more money when the time comes to part-exchange or sell.

Enjoy our steps to get the inside of your car sparkling clean!

Step 1 - Remove all unnecessary items from the car

It is not a nice place to spend time in when your car is full of junk – it’s even worse for your passengers. That’s not all, carrying unnecessary weight is not good for your fuel economy and will cost you money! The first step is to have a good old fashion clear out, removing all the unwanted items and rubbish in your car that you don’t need. Doing this will leave you a blank canvas to start cleaning!

Step 2 - Hoover Away

Use all the different hoover attachments to ensure you reach those hard to get areas within the car. This includes the dusting brush attachment to clean the air vents, the crevice tool for getting into the nooks and crannies (for instance getting down the side of the seats) and the upholstery to clean the seat bases and backs.

When hoovering, make sure you remove the floor mats and move the seats forward and back to cover all areas.

Step 3 - Leather Spray

If your car has a leather interior (this includes leather around the steering wheel) then you need to protect and clean it to make sure it stays in good condition. Cleaning leather is usually a twostep process. First step being clean, the second being to protect.

Leather cleaner is applied first to any leather covered surfaces. This will not add shine but will make sure the leather within your car is left in a great condition. Once this is done, it’s recommended you use leather balm or conditioner as this will protect the freshly cleaned leather by replenishing the oils it needs and helps stop the leather from cracking or drying out.

Step 4 – Wipe down interior

For non-leather sections within your car we recommend using a vinyl or surface spray. This will form a barrier to restore and protect faded plastic and rubber surfaces as well as removing dust.

Top Tip – In the winter you can apply this to your rubber door seals to stop the door sticking and freezing.

Step 5 – Did someone say window cleaner?

Cleaning the inside of your windows will make sure you can see clearly out and give them that showroom shine. Cleaning your windows is a very easy one step process, simply spray your glass cleaner on the inside of your windows and give them a good polish to shine. If you’re feeling adventurous you could wind the windows down and wipe along the rim and seals to ensure you’ve covered all areas.

Step 6 – Like a breath of fresh air

Of course, when you step into your car you want it to smell as good as you do! It’s one of the small touches which will leave a smile on your face. Popping an air freshener inside your car, especially one with a subtle fragrance, can help that ‘new car smell’ last a little longer.

As always, we hope you enjoyed our blog to about getting your car interior looking cleaner than ever. Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming exciting blogs and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!