It’s fair to say some car interiors often don’t get the attention they deserve. Sure, you might clean the outside every couple of weeks, but giving the inside a good once over is a different story.
Cleaning the inside of a car isn’t hard but it can be fiddly, with lots of nooks, crannies and crevices to tackle. Add to that the range of materials that need cleaning inside a car, and it’s easy to see why lots of people put off cleaning the interior as often as the exterior.
Neglect to clean your car’s interior, however, and you run the risk of stains, marks, odours and general wear and tear – all of which can impact how it looks and feels, and potentially affect its future value.
So, with this in mind, we’ve put together a guide on how to clean different materials inside your car, so you can stay on top of its overall maintenance and upkeep.
Soft furnishings like carpets and upholstered seats can be the hardest materials to keep clean in your car. That’s because they’re the most susceptible to marks, stains and bad odours. Here, we’ll tell you how to take care of them.
Lots of cars have leather seats or leather-lined trim, like steering wheels, gearstick knobs or armrests. Leather is a premium material that’s designed to be durable and easy to clean – but only if you take care of it regularly.
Below, we give you the tools and knowhow to keep your car’s leather surfaces looking and feeling great.
Whether your car has soft-touch matt plastics or a high-gloss dash, these surfaces need regular maintenance to ensure they stay clean and fingerprint-free. There are different products for different types of plastic, so make sure you buy the right one for the best results.
Cleaning the dashboard and other plastic surfaces in your car is fairly straightforward, so we won’t bore you with lots of steps here. However, here are a few tips that can help you get great results when cleaning plastic car surfaces:
There you have it – a complete guide on how to clean the inside of your car. For more car care tips and motoring advice, be sure to read the rest of the Brindley Garages blog. Or, if it’s time for a new car, visit the homepage to browse our latest makes and models.