Top 6 Cleaning Tactics For Your Car’s Interior

Cleaning the interior of your car regularly is a crucial part of car maintenance. It helps create a more pleasant environment for you and your passengers while driving, improves car safety and will also help your car’s interior stay in good condition for longer, helping prolong the life of the vehicle. So to help you learn more about the best way to clean the inside of your car, we’ve put together this handy-dandy guide for you. 

1. Make sure you’re cleaning the interior regularly 

The need for interior cleaning will vary according to a few factors; how often you drive, how regularly you spot clean and how often you clear out rubbish. But it’s fair to say that the best way to clean your car interior is to do it every fortnight or so, even if you’re not driving very often. Even without being out and about, dust can accumulate within the vehicle, alongside grime, mould, insect nests and other unpleasant elements. UV damage can occur to the interior and exterior alike if the car isn’t parked somewhere that’s safe from the sun. Additionally, high-contact areas such as the wheel, gearstick, handbrake, door jambs and boot jams can all be carrying points for germs. 

But most importantly, cleaning your car is a matter of day-to-day safety. Dirty interior windows can obstruct your view; clutter and rubbish in your car can be distracting. These are issues that can have serious consequences if they’re not dealt with. 

2. What you need to know to clean your interior like a pro

For a great clean, you’ll need these tips for cleaning inside of your car:  

  • Vacuum the seats, carpet and boot
  • Clean the dashboard with the appropriate products 
  • Chamois dry the dash to avoid water or product spots 
  • Clean out the ashtrays and other similar containers
  • Wash both the interior and exterior of the car’s windows 

However, you can also opt for extra steps to give your car’s interior a professional touch, including shampooing the seats and carpet and utilising a deodoriser to banish any unpleasant smells. Many people also chose to do this at the same time that they wash their car’s exterior, to get it all done in one hit.  

However, if you’re running short on time, another option is to hire a professional for your car detailing needs; with an interior detailing session, they’ll be able to guarantee that the inside of your car will be looking like it’s just come out of the showroom. They’re also able to use products that will uplift ingrained dirt and stains, creating a brand-new look for the car’s interior. 

3. Invest in a great dashboard cleaner 

There is a wide selection of dashboard cleaning products available in the market. Broadly, they’ll all carry out the same function in terms of getting your dashboard looking new again, but it may be worth trying out a few different brands to get one that works best for your preferences. Make sure you read the instructions carefully to ensure that it’s compatible with the material your dashboard is made from. Additionally, it’s also worth investing in a UV protectant spray to protect your car’s interior from the harsh Australian sun. 

4. Your car interior can look showroom-ready again 

There are a number of key car detailing tips for your interior. The first step is to remove the obvious rubbish and debris within the vehicle, checking under the seats to make sure there are no hazards that could potentially slip loose and interfere with the car’s pedals. 

The interiors and exteriors of the car windows should be cleaned, helping ensure that the driver and passengers have maximum visibility. The dashboard should also be polished and treated with UV protectant, in order to restore the original look while protecting against damage into the future. 

Of course, you can also opt to have a Jim’s Car Detailing professional do it for you and get great results in a fraction of the time. With several different car interiors detailing packages, we can help you get your car looking brand new again. 

5. Clean out your engine bay 

Cleaning the car’s engine bay area is more important than many people realise; there’s a misconception only mechanics need to work in that space. However, a clean engine can help make it easier to identify any potential engine problems later. It’s also an advantage if you are looking to sell the car in the future, as it demonstrates that the car has been properly maintained over the years. 

At Jim’s Car Detailing, we clean the engine by using sprays and wiping it down using a degreaser, before rinsing everything clean. Once it’s dry, we also dress all of the plastic, silicone, and rubber components to protect them from issues like cracking. 

6. Cleaning the interior of other vehicles is just as important as cleaning the interior of your car 

Interior cleaning and detailing is just as important for vehicles like boats, caravans and trucks as it is for cars. Good maintenance and cleaning will save you on parts replacement and other costs further down the line. 

Jim’s Car Detailing 

If you’re short on time, that’s no problem. Jim’s Car Detailing offers a mobile car cleaning and detailing service. This service includes a premium wash and all of the features of our Mini Detailing service.  

If you opt for a full interior car detailing, it will include a deep cleaning of every portion of your vehicle’s interior. At Jim’s Car Detailing, we wash, vacuum and use a variety of methods to remove stains and ingrained grime across seats, carpet and leather upholstery. We also utilise special brushes and cleansers to get your dashboard looking bright and new again, as well as the instrument panel and console. This includes gauges, knobs and cup holders — all of the little details which are so important for bringing the whole together. Additionally, we also clean headliners and sunroofs. With our specialised interior detailing tools and formulations, Jim’s Car Detailing makes your car look and feel cleaner and newer without slippery seats or a greasy dashboard.

Jim’s Car Detailing is proudly part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), providing clear cleaning and car detailing services — among others — to those with disabilities around the country. We work closely with support services and their families across Australia to ensure that people get the relevant care that they require. 
Reach out to us today to get a free quote on our services for your car. There are a number of different factors which go into determining the cost of a professional car detailing, including the vehicle’s size, how dirty the interior of the car might be, and whether external washing and detailing is also required.

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