How to Clean Your Car without Damaging the Interior


You don’t have to be a professional car detailer to keep your ride clean. Just follow these simple steps, and you’ll soon have a sparkling-clean vehicle that looks like it just rolled off the lot.

Vacuum the carpets.

Vacuum the carpets.

This is the most important step of all, and it will save you from having to scrub your car’s interior down by hand. If you don’t have a vacuum with a soft brush attachment, borrow one from a friend or neighbor. The key here is to gently remove dirt and debris without damaging any carpet fibers in the process—so go easy on that cord! Once you have your vacuum handy, start at the front passenger seat and work backwards towards the rear seats.

Once all areas are covered, move onto vacuuming cabinets and compartments inside of your vehicle (such as under seats). Don’t forget to vacuum door panels and headliners too! If there are any cracks or crevices where dust tends to collect (for example: between seats), use Q-tips dipped in rubbing alcohol followed by compressed air spray cans if necessary until everything looks clean again before proceeding with steps 4 through 6 below…

Wipe down surfaces.

You should start your cleaning adventure by wiping down the surfaces in your car. You could use a cotton towel to do this, but we recommend using a microfiber cloth instead. This will give you better results and help prevent scratches on your car’s interior.

Start with the windows and windshield first; then move on to the dashboard, door panels, seats, tires and exterior mirrors. Make sure you clean around all buttons/switches too! Next up: clean out that spare tire compartment if there are any items stored within it (i.e., jumper cables). Lastly but not leastly (dun dun duuuun), make sure you give that trunk some attention as well—you know what they say: cleanliness is next to godliness afterall!

Condition the leather.

Leather is a natural material that requires care and attention. It dries out and cracks if not cared for properly, so you should use leather conditioner on your seats at least once a year.

Some people mistakenly believe that conditioning the leather will make it slippery, but a good conditioner will actually help keep it soft, supple, and—if you’ve got brand-new leather—from cracking as much as it would otherwise over time. You can usually find good quality conditioners at local car washes or auto supply stores; whether you choose to apply them yourself or have the shop do it depends on how much time you want to spend making sure everything looks perfect before heading out into traffic again!

Clean the windows and windshield.

To clean your car windows and windshield, you’ll need:

  • Window cleaner. You can buy this at any local grocery store or department store, or even use a homemade solution of vinegar and water.
  • Microfiber cloths. These are super absorbent and reusable, so they’re great for cleaning all sorts of surfaces in the house or garage too! Keep them in the trunk for easy access when you’re on the go (and don’t forget to bring one along with your camping gear).
  • Squeegee if you have one – This will help remove water from the interior of your car if there’s heavy rain outside (which is often why we have dirty windows!)

A clean car is a happy car (and driver).

You know the feeling: you’re driving home from work and enjoying the open road, when a bird swoops down and throws up on your windshield. You can’t see anything! This is why keeping your car clean is so important—it makes you happy, it protects your investment in the car itself, and it keeps you safe!

Here are some reasons why having a clean car matters:

  • It protects the interior of the vehicle from damage. Dirt and debris get into everything—the seats, carpeting, headliner (the fabric that covers the ceiling), dashboards… even between seats. All of these things can be damaged by dirt if not cleaned regularly. Regular cleaning also helps keep smells at bay by eliminating germs that cause odors like mildew or mold growth on surfaces such as fabrics or leathers over time as well as preventing buildup of grime/grime/grime all over surfaces throughout interiors each time they’re exposed to sunlight which could lead to fading issues with exterior paint jobs if left untreated due to UV rays being able to penetrate vehicles’ windows where most stains take hold before surfacing elsewhere around their respective places inside their cars or trucks’ cabins after being driven around for several months without washing them off properly first time round; so always remember: The more often one cleanses themselves daily through exercise routines such as walking/running outside instead staying indoors all day long doing nothing but watching television shows via streaming services while eating junk food snacks which contains high levels of sugar-based ingredients such as cookies sold at stores located near neighborhoods where most people live nearby like town halls.”


It doesn’t take much to clean your car—even if you have a blackened dashboard, or those pesky pine needles in the floor mats. Just follow these simple steps and you’ll have the cleanest ride this side of town! Go here and see where we at in detailing car.