Some people tend to only pay attention to the car’s exterior, spending money on a car wash the moment it gets dirty. However, that’s not the only thing you should be focused on. Keeping the car’s interior fresh and clean is as important as your car’s shiny hood and new tires.
1. Let the vacuum do its job.
Some drivers forbid passengers to eat inside the car, but sometimes you can’t help it. Especially when you can tell traffic is going to be bad, and the only way to keep your sanity is the closest fast food drive thru for a burger and fries combo. In this case, a handy vacuum cleaner will make your life easier.
2. Wipe and wash ‘em up!
Just like your skin, pampering the car interior is a must to keep it fresh. Wipe the dash and clean the leather seats with leather conditioner and microfiber cloth. As for the floor mats and seat covers, you can change them at least once a month. Dust can cause tiny scratches, so make sure you don’t let it sit for too long.
3. Park in a space that has enough shade for your car.
When possible, park under the shade. Direct sunlight can also damage the dashboard. Leather seats are also prone to cracks and dryness when continuously exposed under the sun.
Another tip: Heat shielding visors for the front and rear windshields might be the easiest and cheapest way to protect your interior from the sun’s rays. You wouldn’t want your bum to sizzle in the car after long hours of shopping, right? It would also be better to install UV repelling tint for added protection.
4. Get a trash bin.
Junk is called waste for a reason – it’s meant to be placed in the trash bin. When I say trash, I’m not referring to an ex-lover who cheated on you (well, kinda), but I actually mean candy wrappers, empty packs of chips, or toll receipts that are no longer needed. A small trash bin can make a huge difference in maintaining the cleanliness of your space.
Remember, a clean environment can help you achieve peace of mind. Don’t let any trash linger, throw it away as soon as you see it – be it a wrapper, or that ex.
5. Clean as you go.
Don’t forget to declutter your car. Get that week-old shirt and pair of socks out of your car, bring the trash bin with you, segregate the your junk, and let the community garbage collector handle it. Make it a daily habit. Believe me, you’ll see the difference.