Interiors are often one of the most-neglected parts of any car. For the most part, we get in, drive our cars, and get out again. Many motorists lead busy lives and don’t have the time to devote to caring for their workhorses.
As a result, that new car smell your car had from new becomes stale. And as time goes on, that stale smell becomes rather foul.
Are you fed up with how bad your car interior smells? If the answer is “yes” the good news is, you can do something about it! In today’s handy blog post, you will learn how to refresh your car interior, so that it smells nice again!
Remove any rubbish
The first step to having a nice-smelling car interior is to get rid of any rubbish inside of it. Most of us have discarded car park tickets, food wrappers and so forth hidden around the car. The trouble is, we often forget to remove them when we reach our destination!
Today is your chance to remove all your rubbish from your car. If it’s been a while since you did any car cleaning, you will doubtless need a big rubbish bag.
Be sure to look underneath your car seats, in the door pockets, and in the glove compartment too. You might surprise yourself by finding rubbish in some unusual places!
Get the vacuum cleaner out
Once you have removed the rubbish from your car, your next task is to get your household vacuum cleaner out to use in your car. I recommend changing the dust bag inside your vacuum cleaner first so that you it has the best suction power.
Be sure to vacuum the carpets, seats and headlining. You will need to use the nozzle accessories that come with your vacuum cleaner. They are useful for getting to hard-to-reach places, such as by the dashboard and centre console.
Make those stains vanish
It’s not unusual to find stains on carpets and seats. For instance, if you’ve gone for a walk somewhere muddy and get in your car, your carpets will have full of muddy stains.
And if your passenger recently ate a Big Mac meal in your car, they might have tried to feed your car seat at the same time!
I recommend using an upholstery cleaner for your carpets and seats. I once had a job working for www.motorlinedirect.co.uk as a car valeter, and it was my job to prepare cars for sale. One of my tools of the trade was upholstery cleaner.
It is awesome and can make even the tiredest of interiors come alive again!
Use plenty of air freshener
The final stage is to spray plenty of air freshener inside of your car! You should keep the spray bottle in the car with you so that you can use it on a regular basis.
Another option is to use those plug-in air fresheners that clip onto your air vents. The only downside to them is that they don’t work with all air vents, especially ones shaped like a circle!
Have you followed these tips? Let us know how you got on! Thanks for reading.