We spend a good amount of time in our vehicles every week, and it’s important to maintain its cleanliness. Fortunately, there are several easy things you can do to improve this space and, consequently, your overall driving experience.
- Conditioning the Leather
If your car has leather upholstery in its interior, it’s a good idea to purchase a leather cleaning kit and keep it with you in the vehicle. While these kits are handy for keeping the leather looking nice on a regular basis, they really shine when it comes to cleaning up accidental spills. Having a dedicated leather cleaning kit ready to go when something gets on the surface of your car’s seats will make sure you can keep it looking like new for as long as possible.
- Clean Out the Air Vents
While it’s great that we’re able to keep the cab temperature controlled to just the right amount, the vents that help us do that are dust magnets. Not only that, but they blow the dust around the cabin. This can have a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of the interior of your car. Most car vacuum kits, even those with brushes, won’t be able to get all of this dust. But you can take care of it with a simple artist’s paintbrush. Coat the brush with a light film of polish and work it into each vent to get them all clean.
- Fix Tears
Whether you have leather or vinyl upholstery, a single tear can really throw off the aesthetic of your car’s interior. Luckily, specialized repair kits are inexpensive and have everything you need for a DIY job that will keep those seats look great. Although you will still see the tear in the seat if you look hard enough, it’s a quick fix. The variety of kits available is large enough that you should have no trouble finding a color scheme that matches your car’s interior.
- Improve the Air Quality
If the air inside the cab of your car has become stale or absorbed aromas from food or other sources over time, you should consider getting rid of the smells to improve air quality. You can do this very quickly by using a can of aerosol spray. Put a light coating of the spray on the dashboard, seats, and carpets before turning your fan on high. Finally, put some spray in the intake opening and leave your windows rolled up for a minimum of one hour.
- Clean the Trim and Recessed Areas
The biggest part of improving your car via detailing involves the trim or other places you might miss. Spray an all-purpose cleaner on a cloth, then wrap it around a cylindrical tool such as a screwdriver. Make sure the screwdriver is one without any sharp edges, however. Move the cloth along the trim lines to pick up surface debris, then do the same for the button and control systems of the car.