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Blog: How To Clean Your Car Seats and Carpets

The long winter months have no doubt left your car interior looking a bit worse for wear. Dirt, dust, dead leaves and grass litter your foot wells and seat crevices and it looks like there is no way you’ll ever have it looking, or smelling, clean again!

Well never fear, because this quick and easy guide will talk you through the best techniques and the best tools to get your car interior looking as good as new.


1.       Remove Your Rubbish

The last thing you want when cleaning your car is to end up accidentally throwing away your vital road trip essentials! So before you start, make sure to remove all the items you want to keep safe as well as any removable accessories such as car mats or steering wheel covers.

(Quick Tip: Removing excess weight from your car can help improve fuel efficiency as well as keeping it tidy)


2.       Vacuum Your Vehicle

The next step is to remove as much of the loose debris and dirt from your carpets, mats and seats and the best way to do so is to use a high-suction vacuum cleaner. Making sure to reach behind pedals, under seats and any other nooks and crannies you may want to use a brush or wand attachment to reach into the real hard to reach areas.

We stock a range of vacuum cleaners, attachments and accessories suitable for industrial or home use that would make light work of the job.


3.       Deep Clean Your Car

Now you have a clean working environment in which to start your deep clean, take a domestic carpet and upholstery cleaner and use it on the car seats, carpets and any removable mats, making sure to get as deep into the upholstery and pile as is required. Why not take a look at our domestic carpet and upholstery cleaners that are ideal for exactly this?

What's more, if you're looking to remove pesky stains from spilled drinks or the unfortunate result of a carsick passenger, or even looking to remove all trace of your trusty pooches walk through the mud, these carpet and upholstery cleaners can also be provided with specialist cleaning products including stain remover and pet guard!

When complete, it is a good idea to give your interior some time to settle and dry off. Leave your windows open to let the air circulate through, but ensure you stay with the car if you intend to do so. You can also help hand dry to remove an excess moisture with a rag, cloth or sponge but we also stock a range of accessories including dryers and dehumidifiers that will certainly help speed up the process.


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