Cleaning the interior of your car is just as important as the exterior. There are many different areas that accrue dirt within your vehicle. Make sure you’re giving each area the attention it needs. Here are a few tips that can help you detail your interior like a pro.

Materials Needed

The most common items you’ll need to help you get your interior clean are a window cleaning product, microfiber cloth, vacuum, spray bottle (with cleaning solution), soft bristle brush, paper towels, Armor All wipes and a compressed air canister.

Carpet/Floor Mats

Gear up for one of the most satisfying parts of cleaning your vehicle. Take out your mats and vacuum out the bottom of your car. Then, take your vacuum and run it over your mats. Clean floors make a world of difference!

Seats

Here’s another place you can put your vacuum to good use. Make sure you vacuum all the creases in your seat. When you’re finished with that, you’ll need to clean them. Each material used for seats requires a different method of cleaning. If you have leather seats, use a leather cleaner to help remove the embedded dirt. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe off your seats, always using the clean side to avoid rubbing dirt back into the leather. Let that dry and then condition the leather to keep it looking new. If you have cloth seats, use an upholstery cleaner. You can scrub the cleaner in with your soft bristle brush. Additionally, use a stain remover to get rid of any spots. Finally, to get rid of any odor, sprinkle baking soda on your seats. Let that sit for several hours before vacuuming it up. If you have vinyl seats, you can use any cleaner that is safe to use on vinyl. Spray your seats down and wipe them off with a clean microfiber cloth.

Windows/Doors

Break out that glass cleaner and microfiber cloth to tackle your windows. The reason you need to take special care to use a car- safe window cleaner is because the windows of your vehicle differ from the windows of your home. The tinting and protective coating on your windows can break down if you use the wrong chemicals. Be cautious when selecting your products.

Dashboard/Console/Vents

Cleaning your dashboard, console and vents is a big job. There are numerous buttons and displays and lots of places for dirt to hide. In order to get a really great clean, spray a cleaning solution and gently scrub each of the knobs/buttons with your soft bristle brush. Next, wipe everything down with a microfiber cloth. Do this for your dash as well. If you’re worried about using a car- friendly cleaner, Armor All has lots of great options. Lastly, use a compressed air can to spray the dust out of your vents.

You deserve to drive in a clean vehicle. Don’t forget to give the interior of your car the attention it deserves.