Cleaning Your Car’s Interior
Car’s interiors are prone to crumbles, soda spills, and stains. Accumulated dust and pollen tracked in from outside can also trigger allergies. You’ll want to clean your car’s interior regularly thoroughly—every month to a few times a year—depending on the car’s use and environment. Luckily, cleaning your car’s interior doesn’t have to break the bank. With White Wizard® Stain Remover and some elbow grease, you can give the interior of your car a makeover. After a couple of hours, you’ll feel like you own a new vehicle.
Deciding the Scope of Cleaning
Before you begin cleaning your car’s interior, decide how much cleaning you’ll do. Are you doing a routine surface cleaning, deep-clean, or detailing your car’s interior? Will you be removing paneling to clean the cracks and crevices thoroughly or just cleaning easily accessible surfaces? Will you remove seats to clean under and around them? Assess the level of cleaning needed for your vehicle and the time you have to invest in the process.
What You’ll Need to Clean your Car’s Interior
- Towels (We recommend chamois as it has an open fiber structure, which makes it very absorbent)
- Vacuum or upholstery cleaner
- White Wizard® Stain Remover
- Wrenches and screwdrivers (optional, if you’re removing seats to clean under and around them or paneling to clean cracks and crevices)
- Bristle brush, preferably nylon
- Leather conditioner, if you have leather upholstery
How to Clean Car Upholstery
Before you begin cleaning your car, determine what type of upholstery you have. Popular materials are nylon, polyester, faux leather, leather, and vinyl. If you have leather upholstery, you’ll also want to use a leather conditioner. White Wizard stain remover is perfect for removing soil and stains on carpet, vinyl, auto interiors, upholstery, and leather.
- Test all stained items for colorfastness before using White Wizard®. Apply a small amount to a corner of your car’s upholstery. Wait at least an hour to see if the material and color of the upholstery will fade.
- Vacuum any debris inside your car, especially on the floor mats.
- Saturate any stains with White Wizard® Stain Remover.
- Use the bristle brush on any old, stubborn stains—especially grease, mud, or coffee.
- Rinse in cool water and dab with a dry, clean towel. Wipe, not scrub, leather upholstery.
- Repeat if needed.
- If you have leather upholstery, apply a leather conditioner at the end to prevent cracking.