Keeping The Interior Of Your Car Clean In Between Washes

Everyone loves how clean their car looks and smells after a car wash.  Having someone clean up your stains for you every couple of weeks at the car wash and detail is certainly nice, but it is important to pre-treat your stains and spills at home in between washes. Doing this will help your car look presentable in between car washes. Here a list of our favorite interior car cleaning tips.

  1.  1. For general carpet and upholstery stains: combine a gallon of hot water, dish detergent and a cup of white vinegar. Generously work mixture into carpet fibers. Let sit for 30 minutes. Blot dry.
  2. Clean your vinyl seats quickly with a damp rag and baking soda. Rinse with dishwashing detergent.
  3. Deodorize your pet smells with a generous sprinkle of 20- Mule Team Borax onto carpet. Wait an hour before vacuuming.
  4.  Get up any dark spills with cool water and a paper towel. If spot still wont come out, spray with glass cleaner … yes, you read that correctly, and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before blotting.
  5. Grease on the carpet or upholstery can be one of the biggest pains. Just dab a little paint thinner on a rag and wipe away.
  6.  Injuries are no fun but neither is the blood on your carpet. Simply apply a mixture of cold water and laundry starch immediately to remove stain.
  7. Before you yell at the kids about marking on your cars seats of carpet, spray hairspray to the area and brush up when absorbed. Hey, everybody makes mistakes.
  8. Sick kids = bad stains. Neutralize the odor and remove the stains with club soda.
  9.   Prevent a lot of the stains completely with seat covers. They also will add a little personal flare to your car.
  10. Have frayed carpet in your car? Head to the craft store and pick up a can of liquid resin. Apply resin to frayed edges to keep fibers in place.

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