When you’re stuck at home due to weather, family responsibilities, or in this month’s case — social distancing — you can quickly feel like you’ve run out of things to do. But don’t get bored yet — when was the last time you gave your vehicle a thorough cleaning?
Cleaning your car is not only an easy job to do when you’re stuck at home, but it’s also an essential part of being a responsible car owner! And don’t lie to yourself and say you aren’t just a little bit happy to climb into a fresh, clean car when you’re finished.
5 Steps to a Cleaner Car
Here are a few quick, easy tips to help you get your car in like-new condition!
Grab a trash bag. First, get rid of all the trash in your car before you begin cleaning. You probably collect a variety of fast food drink cups, wrappers, and discarded mail collecting in your door frame, cup holders, and empty seats. Collect it all and throw it away so you can deep clean the rest of the car.
Vacuum floors and underneath seats. You’ll be surprised (and maybe a little grossed out?) but some of the stuff that collects on your car floor and underneath the seats. Old food, wrappers, loose change… you’ll find it all. Start with this because it’s typically the most time-consuming job.
Wash and scrub floor mats. If you have rubber floor mats, remove these, and then wash and scrub them with water and a light dish detergent. These mats collect all the dirt, dust, mud, snow, etc. from the outdoors, so they’ll probably need special attention.
Wipe down dashboard and interior surfaces. The interior of your vehicle has a tendency to gather quite a bit of dust and grime from day to day use. Using a cleaner or just a damp rag, wipe down the surfaces including the dashboard, controls, steering wheel, and insides of doors.
Don’t forget the windows. Whether or not you have kids, the insides of windows can get covered in fingerprints. Even if you don’t plan to wash the exterior of your car for a while, using a glass cleaner, clean the insides of your windows. This will really clear up your view from the inside!
If You’re Feeling Ambitious…
If you’re feeling really motivated, clean the exterior of your car, too! This may be hard to do if you live somewhere where you’re unable to hook up an outdoor hose due to cold temperatures. However, if you have access to a hose, some soapy water (gentle soap works well) and some clean, dry rags will help you get this job done quickly.
For a Fresh, Clean Rental, Rent with SCR
If you’re not up to cleaning your own car but need a fresh, clean vehicle for visitors, family, or business, rent with Savannah Car Rentals! You’ll get great daily rates starting as low as $24.99 from our Hinesville, Statesboro, or Savannah locations. You won’t have to worry about dust or grime in one of our factory fresh Nissans. Rent with us by booking on our site or give us a call!