Many dealerships, like Sheridan Ford also offer detail services. It’s a nice perk, and it ensures your car stays as clean as the day you bought it. We all know how hard that can end up being once we drive our car off the lot and integrate into our busy lifestyle.
Driving with kids usually means having a messy car. It can be hard to control the amount of mess. Staying on top of the mess is definitely easier said than done, but once you start it will make keeping your car’s interior clean a snap! Here are 7 Tips to help you keep that new car feeling for even longer!
1. Clean all the trash and food out of the car. If there are toys and car seats, remove them from the car. It is much easier to clean with everything out of your way.
2. Use glass cleaner and old newspaper to clean the inside of the window. Newspaper is known to leave less streaks on the glass.
3. Check the seats for stains. If you find spots that need to be cleaned, use a cleaner that is designed to be used on upholstery. Spray the cleaner over the area evenly. Run it in vigorously. When the spot is cleaned, go over it with a dry cloth. Do the same thing on any other spots.
4. Remove the mats. Vacuum the carpets and the seats. If you have a crevice tool available use it to reach under the seats, around the pedals, between the seats and around the center console. Vacuum the floor mats before adding them back into the car.
5. Using a soft brush attachment, get the doors, the center console itself, the dashboard and the seats. Be very careful around the knobs so that you do not knock them into a different position. When using the hose on leather seats, take care not to scratch them.
6. When cleaning leather, make sure you are using a cleaner made for leather. Wipe down the seats. Be sure to use a soft cloth and not paper towels. Paper towels can scratch the leather. If you are using a product on the shifter and steering wheel, be sure to get it off. Any leftover residue can make slippery and can be a driving hazard. If the shifter or steering wheel do feel slippery, wipe them off with a damp cloth.
7. Add in a new car freshener or use a spray to make the car smell great. Now the car is ready to get back on the road.