Every so often a vehicle needs to be deep cleaned and there are many different parts that need it. Auto detailing covers everything both inside and outside of the vehicle. There are a couple of areas on the inside of a car that can always use a good shine to keep it smelling like new.
One of these areas is the vinyl and plastic parts that are built into the vehicle. Even though these are the strongest materials they still need to be kept clean to keep them in their best condition. Thankfully, they are also the easiest to clean. You cannot only use water, as this will remove the shine, so you must use a cleaner that is specifically designed for the vinyl and plastic parts inside your vehicle. To perform the auto detailing properly, you need to spray it with the cleaner while scrubbing it into the seams and backs with a microfiber cleaning cloth or scrub brush that is made for upholstery. Next, rinse it off with water and a clean detailing towel if necessary. Let it dry, then apply a coat of polish with protection against the sun’s UV rays so that its shine can be brought out and make it look clean once again.
Other parts in the interior of your vehicle that need to be cleaned on a regular basis to give your vehicle that clean and new look are the carpets and floor mats. Most vehicles are given strong mats that can be cleaned easily without damaging them. However, the mats do not give the carpets all the protection that they need, which results in the carpets getting dirty and grimy over time. This is not a quick process and could take 3 or more hours, depending on the size of your vehicle. Before you can shampoo the carpets, you need to vacuum the mats and spray any areas that may need some extra help, with stain remover. Spray sections of the carpet you intend to clean, and then use your upholstery brush again to stir up the carpet. Make sure to keep the brush damp by dipping it in a bucket of water as needed. Once each area has been cleaned, wipe it up with a towel, dump the dirty water, and use fresh water to rinse the newly cleaned areas. Finally, vacuum up the excess water and let the carpet dry.
To make sure that your car stays clean on a regular basis, you may want to perform the auto detailing process 2-3 times a year, depending on the amount of wear and tear that your vehicle handles each day. Your vehicle’s interior will last longer when taken care of properly.