It’s not uncommon to see a shiny and very awesome car but with a dirty interior. That can be off-putting to colleagues, family, and friends, many of whom may wonder what such a situation may indicate about your wider lifestyle. Here are a few tips about keeping a vehicle clean.
Keep Dirty People Out
If people have soiled boots and shoes on, it’s not irrational to ask them to remove them before going in. Even when you have good mats, mud may still get onto your upholstery. So, keep a plastic bag or box in the trunk ready for dirty shoes.
Don’t Allow Eating In The Car
Crumbs are a nightmare to remove out of nooks and crannies, even with an industrial grade vacuum.
Be Cautious About Liquids
Sometimes hydration is essential when driving but request people to use a cup rather than sip out of bottles to reduce spillage risks.
Only Allow Water To Be Consumed
When one drops a cup or bottle of water in your vehicle, then it’s a small nuisance. If they drop a cup of sticky red fruit juice (etc.), then it’s going to be a much greater staining and removal challenge.
Don’t Allow Pets In Your Car
If you’ve ever wasted hours trying to get pet hair off your seats and carpets, then the insight of this recommendation will be self-evident.
Keep A Sick Bag At Hand
It is a priority, especially when traveling with younger children. A child can be fine one moment and in the next, they’ll start vomiting for no apparent reason. Your notice is likely to be insignificant and pulling up isn’t always viable in time. A container of some sort could save your upholstery and a pretty unpleasant cleaning job afterward.
Choose Leather Or Faux-Leather Upholstery
It’s greatly easier to clean and harder to stain. Some new fabric seats are also good too but, presumably not as ‘wipe-able’ as leather or simulated leather.
Keep An Emergency Seat Cover
It is priceless when your kids come back covered in mud and you can’t ask them to sit undressed in the vehicle for the drive back home.
Don’t Allow Smoking
It’s tough to get rid of holes in upholstery or carpets made by a dropped cigarette or cigar.
Keep A Rubbish Bag
Empty wrappers and tickets always seem to get their way onto the floor of a car mysteriously, and under seats, etc. Soon, the car looks like a truck on the way to the tip. So, keep a bin bag and request people use that instead of door pockets, etc.