I really love the feel of getting into a clean polished car. The smell, the whole visual and sensual experience makes it a joy to use such a vehicle. In this article we are going to look at how to clean the inside of your car quickly.
No matter the type of vehicle you own, they all come with one simple thing in common and that is they get dirty. I meet many people who are happy to clean the exterior of their car but who struggle to be motivated to clean the interior. This is because cleaning the inside can take a little longer and to be honest is not as obvious to the outside world.
So I am going to share with you my simple formula for getting the job done quickly. Follow this consistently and you will soon be driving around in a spotless vehicle.
Before I get into detail I do want to share two simple tips that are more about prevention than cure.
1) Do not eat or drink in your car – If you can at all avoid eating and drinking in your car. You will be amazed at how those small particles of food and drink splashes seem to add up creating a real mess. This is especially true of children; I know that my kids can make a real mess of the car if I allow them to eat in it.
2) Operate a tidy car policy – this simply means that when you reach home at the end of every journey you get all the passengers to take time to take all of their stuff with them. Again this particularly true of the kids, who will leave comics, toys, coats and all sorts of junk if you do not make sure they tidy up.
The two disciplines above will really make a difference to the overall task as you will find your car is generally a lot tidier and therefore easier to clean. But the fact still remains that your interior will get dusty and grimey and will need attention. So finally here is my blueprint.
a) Pull all the mats our of your driver and passenger wells and vacuum them.
b) Use an approved interior glass cleaner and quickly go around and clean each window using a lint free clothe. Buy a quality cleaner to avoid smearing. Remember to do the interior mirror as well.
c) Next you will polish all your dashboards and control panels. Again you need to use an approved product which you can pick up from your auto supplies store.
d) Finally you vacuum all the floor wells in the front. Push the chairs back as far as they go do the front footwells first. Then push the chairs forward forward as far as they will go, then vacuum the rear passenger footwells. That’s it, you’re done.