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Apr 23, 2015

Three Tips To Keeping Your Car Clean

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Purchasing a new vehicle and breathing in that new car smell is a thrill just on its own. It’s fun to experience the joys of driving a new car but that feeling doesn’t last too long. It’s easy to forget and take your car for granted once you’re used to driving it around.

Car Cleaning Tips

A clean car is easier to insure and has a higher resale value if you ever decide to trade it in, and can make it more welcoming to yourself on a daily basis. Here are a few tips on how to keep you car clean so it looks and smells just as good months or even years down the road!

Prevention

The first step to making sure your car stays clean is to prevent it from getting dirty in the first place. Review your car at the end of every trip to remove tissues, packages, paper work, and any other items that can easily clutter up your space. If you take the time to do this every day it will only take a few seconds.

Additionally, you can spray often-used areas like arm rests or the dashboard with stain repellant to make the inside of your car look brand new.

Snacks

Rule #1 to keeping your car clean is to avoid snacking in the vehicle at all times!

If you start making exceptions it becomes harder to keep this rule in place. Avoid ketchup spills and soda stains simply by refusing to let them into your clean car space. The smell of greasy burgers and fries is easily absorbed by the upholstery in the car, but much harder to remove.

Smoking is also a big no-no when it comes to keeping your car clean. Not only is smoking inside of a vehicle extremely poisonous for everyone involved (especially for children), it’s one of the hardest smells to remove and can even lead to a yellow-ish tinge on the roof above your window.

Refreshers

Lastly, invest in some fresheners to keep the air clean and breathable. Gone are the days when your only options were tacky pine trees to hang over the rearview mirror. Try dabbing a few drops of essential oils here and there around the car, or get yourself a diffuser you can plug into the cigarette lighter. You can change the scent to suit the season so you never get tired of it and you’re always nicely surprised when you step in to drive home for the night!


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