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How To Maintain Your Car’s Interior

Posted on by Wyatt Auto Services

If you commute to work in your car, the chances are you spend anywhere between one and three hours travelling per day, probably closer to three if you’re having to deal with rush hour – and that doesn’t even take into account the miles you do after work! So, with all the coffee cups, snack wrappers and other rubbish that accumulates during this time, it’s important to stay on top of your cleaning. You don’t want a nasty smell trapped in your cabin as you travel to work, do you?

 

So, with this in mind, the team at Wyatt Auto Services are here to give you some interior cleaning tips, helping you achieve that new car smell (or close enough, anyway).

Remove The Rubbish

The first – and most obvious – job that you should complete when looking to maintain your car’s interior: get rid of the rubbish. Although you might think one coffee cup or a couple of old receipts aren’t doing any harm, we all know these things mount up quicker than we’d like! Consequently, it’s best to get into the habit of removing it after each journey, this way, you’re not making any extra tips, but still keeping your car clean.

Vacuum

Once you’ve removed all the rubbish, it’s time to get down to the nitty-gritty: vacuuming. There are bound to be lots of dust and crumbs which have built up around the floor mats and seat crevices, so a hand vac would be optimal here, but an extension cord will serve just fine. Once you’ve done the trickier areas, use the soft brush attachment to clear the dashboard of any debris.Woman vacuuming

No Smoking

Everyone knows that smoking is bad your health, so there’s no need to preach that here. However, it’s also bad for your car’s interior too. Old tobacco smoke clings to your fabric and leather alike and, even if you’ve become desensitised to it, anyone you’ve given a lift won’t be looking forward to the return journey.

Clean Your Windows

Although it’s important to clean the outside of your windows, don’t forget to clean the inside too. Using a window cleaner and a soft cloth, wipe your windows from the top downwards, cleaning off any stubborn dust and dirt that has accumulated on the surface.
Woman cleaning window
This should help with fog build up too. In the winter, due to all the dirt that builds up on your windows, they can get misty very quickly. So, by eliminating this, you won’t have to fiddle with the air con to clear your windscreen!

 

Here at Wyatt Auto Services, we are a family run business with a highly qualified team of mechanics who can work on any make or model of car to keep it in tip-top condition. If your car is still under warranty, fret not: we can work to maintain or repair it as needed and remain within warranty stipulations. Wyatt Auto services also provide free, no-obligation quotes for all repairs and maintenance. Talk to one of our friendly team today.

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