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Basic tips to keep your car clean

28 February, 2020

You spend a sizable amount of time in your car every day - commuting to work, frequent trips to the grocery store, picking up the kids, etc. This gives you all the more reason to keep your car clean and organized. We have listed a few ways, if followed often, saves you the trouble of hurriedly having to toss all your clutter in the back seat when you bump into someone and offer a ride!

1. Clean your cup holders

Cup holders are saviours when you want to sip on your morning coffee while trying to get to work on time. They keep your drink safe as you swerve around the block but after you're done drinking your beverage, ensure that you discard your cup. These holders tend to get messy as your drink may drip leaving the bottom of the cup sticky. The best way to get rid of this stickiness is by keeping some tissues handy. These come in use when you want to wipe a surface or get rid of crumbs in your car. Besides this, another way is to place silicone cupcake liners in your cup holders. These silicone cups are easy to clean and keeps your cup holders clean.

2. Make space for a trash can

The last chip will have you looking for places to toss the empty packet and shoving it vehemently into the nearest utility space is the last thing you want to do. So, set aside a place for a trash can or a trash bag. It is as easy as hanging a grocery bag from the back of the driver's seat.  This will save you the trouble of picking up tissues, cups and plastic packets one by one. But most of all, it will make your car crumb-free and clean!

3. Dust the mats at regular intervals

There are two ways you can go about this. First, you stop the dirt from getting inside your car. This means that you have to dust off the dirt particles, mud or snow from your footwear before you step into your car. While you may make a habit of doing this, the other passengers may not. In such cases, you will be required to shake your mats out or use a vacuum cleaner to remove the minute particles.

4. Keep your seats squeaky clean

Munching on snacks, sipping on coffee, kids, pets and a lot more can make your car seats dirty. Constant Spillage can lead to stains, some of which are difficult to get rid of. An easy tip to deal with stains is damage control! Try and wipe off the stain as soon as you spill something on your seats. For this, keep wet wipes or tissues in your car. If not, you can use an old toothbrush whose fine bristles remove dirt from the toughest corners. As for leather seats, avoid using water as it may degrade the quality of the seats, instead use a magic eraser.

5. Clean out the vents

One of the dustiest parts of your car, are its vents. They can even pose as a health hazard if you do not clean them regularly. To deal with the residual dirt, use a can of compressed air that lets you get rid of dust easily. Another way to go about this is by using a foam brush.

Lastly, don't skip the car air freshener. After all, it's nice to have a car that smells as good and clean as it looks!

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