How to Clean Your Vehicle’s Interior Without Damaging Surfaces in Mobile, AL

April 24th, 2020 by

Springtime is here and spring cleaning for your vehicle is more important than ever before. How can you thoroughly clean your vehicle’s interior without damaging surfaces? Palmer’s Toyota Superstore is here to help our Mobile, Alabama neighbors take great care of your vehicle. 

Every vehicle’s interior is made up of various materials that passengers interact with when going about their errands. While all surfaces require a general cleaning, some major areas you will want to pay special attention to include:

  • Cupholders
  • Seatbelts
  • Radio
  • Steering wheel
  • Glove box
  • Door handles

Note before you begin cleaning that it is important to avoid using hydrogen peroxide or bleach on your vehicle’s interior as this will damage your car’s surfaces. Additionally, ammonia-based cleaning products can strip the anti-glare or anti-fingerprint coatings on touchscreens in your vehicle. It is also important to keep in mind that scrubbing surfaces too rigorously can also lead to interior vehicle damage. For example, vigorous scrubbing of leather surfaces can lead to scrubbing the color out of the material. 

To begin cleaning your vehicle, it is a good idea to vacuum first. This will help you remove the larger debris from your car’s interior. Removing heavy deposits, dirt, and dust first simplifies the process of deep cleaning later. For sanitizing your vehicle’s interior, soap and water and a great starting point as dish soaps typically utilize mild detergents, making it ideal for more delicate surfaces. Next step for cleaning include:

  1. Soak your microfiber towel thoroughly
  2. Wring out the cloth to remove excess water to avoid moisture build-up once cleaning is completed
  3. Begin at the top of the vehicle and work your way down
  4. Once all surfaces are clean, water has been disposed of, and cloth is in the wash, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly

If you need help with any of your vehicle’s service needs, your local Toyota dealership in Mobile, Alabama is here for you. Schedule your next appointment online anytime or give us a call at (251) 639-0800 to speak with a member of our professional service team. 

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