How To Properly Clean Your Vehicle

Do you have small children and find it difficult to keep your vehicle clean? Children definitely love to make messes, even worse when they are bored, which is why you need to arm yourself with information about cleaning a vehicle properly. While it may not seem like a duteous task for most, but it genuinely is for busy parents.

Remove Personal Items and Mats  

The first step is to remove all of your personal items such as infant car seats, toys, clothing, and the floor mats. Once you have everything out of your vehicle, you will need to grab your vacuum cleaner, because it is time to get down and dirty.

Vacuum Thoroughly

Start cleaning the back passenger area first and work your way to the first. It will go much smoother this way, because there is truly less to do in this area. You may need to go over the carpet and upholstery several times to remove the dirt buried deep down in your carpet.

Removing Stains

With children, your carpets will definitely have set-in stains, which means that you are going to need a stain remover and hard bristled brush. Spray the remover over the stain and let it set for about 5-10 minutes, just to give it adequate time to breakdown the stain, so it will be much easier to remove.

After the time has expired take the brush and scrub the stain thoroughly, this will also help breakup the particles. Vacuum and you will be completely done with this task.


You will find that aerosol fresheners work very well to remove set-in orders, so be sure to take advantage of them.


Many car mats can be safely washed in the washer, but make sure that your mats can withstand this type of cleaning. If not, you will need to follow the same steps above. Once the mats are vacuumed and dry, just simply place them back into your vehicle.


You will find many interior sprays that are suitable for your vehicle’s interior. This will put a shine on your leather upholstery and dashboard. The last step will be cleaning the windows. Utilize newspaper and half-and-half vinegar and water to thoroughly cleanse your windows.


Congratulations you are done cleaning your vehicle. It is always wise to keep a roll of paper towel, Kleenex, and baby wipes in your vehicle at all times.


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