Tips on cleaning your car’s interiors

It’s pretty easy to get the inside of your car dirty. So, we’re here to remind you that you must clean it regularly to keep things in order and for your overall wellbeing.

We got tips from Dyson on how to simplify this process so you can include it in your regular cleaning routine.

Preparation

Gather the tools you need to get the job done, so you won’t be moving back and forth to pick things up. Get your vacuum, trash or recycling bags, containers for your personal items, and a damp cloth.

If you have a Dyson vacuum on hand, here are the attachments you need to get the job done:

  • Crevice tool
  • Dirt brush or Combination tool
  • Mini-motorized tool

Clear it out

Open all the doors to ventilate the interiors. Use the trash bag to get rid of loose rubbish. Look under seats, in cup holders, and in other pockets. Then place your other possessions in the containers while you clean. Take out the floor mats from the footwells, clean them, and leave them to dry.

Start with the seats

Have gravity work in your favor. Beginning with the seats means any loose dirt and debris will easily fall on the floor. Start at the front of the car, moving the seats as far back as possible on the rails.

With the Crevice tool, you can vacuum the seams of the seats and as close to the stitching as possible. Pay extra attention to the seam where the back meets the seat bottom. That area can accumulate a lot of dirt.

And then switch to the Mini-motorized tool, and vacuum the upholstery on the seats. Use the Boost mode to get extra power. Switch back to the Crevice tool to clean the sides of the seats, under the seats, and along the set rails. If you have a Light Pipe Crevice tool, use that to see the dark spaces. Or uses a Flexi Crevice Tool to reach into awkward corners. 

Repeat the process until you’re done with all the seats.

Move on to the car’s body

This time, use the Combination tool with its soft nylon bristles extended to dislodge and remove dust and dirt from the car’s body. Gently vacuum the dashboard and between the vents. Use a damp cloth to remove marks or stains left on the dashboard. And then leave that to dry.

Don’t forget to clean out the side pockets and holders, too. The Crevice tool will come in handy here as well. If the dirt is ground in, use a damp cloth after vacuuming.


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