Tips to Maintain Your Car’s Interior

A car is only as good as its interior. Even if you have Ferrari, if you don’t take care of what’s inside, it’s nothing worth bragging about. Maintaining your car’s interior is crucial because nobody likes a dirty car.

That being said, cleaning up the interior of your car is incredibly easy. Most car washes offer a service that cleans both the inside and the outside of your car. Although that’s usually a good thing, some of them only do basic cleanings such as brushing and wiping the dashboard and the seats.

In this article, we’ll tackle a few ways on how you can do an even better job of maintaining your car’s interior just by following 5 simple tips.

Don’t Hoard Trash

Most of the time people treat the time they have in their car as their “me-time”. This is especially true for people who are always on the go—be it to meetings, assemblies, or just for a vacation! Because of this people tend to eat and do a lot of other stuff in their car that leads to some amounts of trash.

Do not throw them to the floor. That’s just disgusting. Have a garbage bag or trash bin in your car. Not only will this keep you from piling up garbage in your car, but it’ll also be way easier for you to remove them. You just throw away what you collected in the garbage bag and you’re done!

This will help keep your car as clean as possible. And it won’t be an eyesore every time someone new opens up the door to your car.

Wipe Everything

Have you ever suddenly sneezed while just sitting down on the driver seat? Maybe you should take a look at your dashboard. It’s weird, but dust particles will almost always accumulate within your car no matter what you do to prevent it.

You must take the time to look over your car and see if the dust is beginning to settle on the dashboard and seats. By wiping your car before every time you use it, you won’t have to deal with these sudden piling up of dust that can lead to some runny noses and a lot of sneezes while you’re driving.

Use a Vacuum Cleaner

In cleaning the inside of your car, the vacuum cleaner is your best friend. Bear in mind that the dirtiest part of your car will almost always be the floor mats. Dust particles, dirt, and whatever stuck on your shoes will have made their way to the floor of your car one way or another, and it’s not really easy to get rid of them.

Yes, you can shake the dirt off, but that just works on the detachable floor mats. The floor of your car will almost always be dirty still. This is where your vacuum cleaner will come in handy. Just let it suck in all of the dirt and dust that was left under your seats and on the floor. Even the back seats if you don’t usually use them!

Remove Stains ASAP

Stains are your worst nightmare for your interiors. When you don’t deal with them the right way, they will leave an ugly mark in either your seats, dashboard, or even the doors!

Stains should be removed as soon as you can. make sure that you have a few of the needed commercial cleaners for these purposes. You could also choose to go for leather seats as they are far easier to maintain than the rest.

Be careful with coffee, some grease, ink, gum, and in the most unfortunate situations—vomit. They can all leave stains (and some smell) but with the right instructions, cleaners, and fresheners, you will be able to remove them with ease!


Another way to keep your interior as nice as possible is to keep things organized. It may not be a factor to some, but seeing things neatly placed in your card is such as pleasant thing to see—even if it’s just the things that you have in the trunk of your car.

Always have a few things at the ready. Have a small toolbox, a cleaning kit, some extra personal items, and emergency kits, neatly placed so that it won’t be that much of a mess for other people.

Key Takeaway

Maintaining your car interior is easy when you know what you need to do. And if you really care about the overall feel of your car, then you must definitely keep it clean and tidy, not just for you, but for the people who might want to go along with you on your trips!

Follow these tips in making sure that your car is as clean as it will ever be so that you won’t have to deal with a dirty dashboard, sticky seats, and smelly interiors ever again!

Pamela Penarubia

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