How to Clean Your Car’s Interior

Ram 2500 interior

With the average Canadian driver spending about an hour in their car each day, it’s important to make sure it’s clean and tidy. Is it time to clean your car’s interior?  The team at S&B Keswick Motors Limited has compiled a list of tips and tricks to help drivers effectively clean their vehicle’s cabin.

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Initial Vehicle Cleaning Steps

The first step drivers should take when cleaning out their vehicle is clearing out all the trash and debris located throughout the cabin. To ensure your trash removal is thorough, be sure to check under the car’s seats, floor mats, and inside storage compartments such as door pockets and seatback pockets. With all this clutter removed from the vehicle, you’ll be able to begin cleaning in earnest.

Thoroughly Clean Your Floor Mats

When cleaning your car’s interior, you’re likely to notice that your floor mats are dirtier than any other part of your vehicle. Remove the mats from your vehicle and vacuum them out. For carpeted mats, drivers can use a dedicated carpet or upholstery cleaner of their choice. For rubber or vinyl mats, drivers should hose them down to clear out the excess soil, and then scrub the mats down with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and warm water.

Ram 2500 rear row folded down

Clean Your Vehicle’s Electronics

Cleaning your vehicle’s electronic components requires a little more care than other parts of the interior. Fortunately, there are many dedicated interior automotive glass cleaners for drivers to choose from. These cleaning solutions differ from other multipurpose cleaning solutions by leaving less streaks and being a bit more gentle than typical cleaning products. Apply your cleaner of choice to a microfibre cloth and gently wipe down your vehicle’s multimedia system.

Be Sure to Disinfect Your Steering Wheel

Similar to the vehicle’s floor mats, steering wheels are another important area to focus on when cleaning your vehicle. While they may not be as visibly dirty as other parts of the vehicle, steering wheels are more likely to build up germs and bacteria due to their high-contact nature. Drivers should wipe down their steering wheel and gear shifter with a disinfecting wipe.

Regularly cleaning out your vehicle is only one small part of proper car care and maintenance. Need to take your vehicle in for service? Schedule an appointment with the S&B Keswick Motors Limited team.