Tips for Keeping a Car Clean

For most of you, your car is one of the most important things you may own. And because your car is important to you, you want to keep it clean. However, it can be difficult to keep your car clean all the time. This is especially true if you have children. Children are notorious for spilling all kinds of things, especially in the car. Fortunately, I have some common tips that can help keep your car clean.

No food or drink

This is something that I practice in my very own car. I know how easy it is, and convenient, to be able to eat and drink inside your car. This is especially true if your job keeps you in your car for long periods of time. However, when you eat in the car you are inevitably going to drop something. Usually some kid of food that ends up between the seats or on the floor. This not only makes your car dirty but can also make your car smell bad as well.

Clean up spills immediately

The last thing you want to do if you spill something in. your car, or if someone else does, is to clean them up immediately. Leaving spilled drinks in the car to be cleaned up later is not a good idea. The best way to attack a spill is to get on it as soon as possible. This is especially true if something spilled that contains milk. Milk will spoil and leave a very unpleasant sour smell in your car.

Keep an air freshener

Someone once told me that if something smells clean, then it is clean. Now, obviously this is not entirely true, but you get the point. If your car smells clean, then it will be a more pleasant place to be. You can help keep your car smelling fresh and clean with the use of an air-freshener. There are a wide variety of different air-fresheners available to help keep your car have a pleasant smell.

Mats on the floor

One way to keep the floor of your car clean is to use floor mats. There are a wide variety of mats you can get for your floors. There are even companies out there that make custom liners for your floor. These mats will keep your floors protected from spilled drinks, as well as from the weather. Few things are more frustrating than getting mud and snow on your clean floors.

Vacuum regularly

This particular tip is very important if you have animals in your car on a regular basis. Few things can make your car look dirty than if you have a large amount of pet hair in your vehicle. You can find vacuums in a wide variety of places. Also, there are a lot of car wash locations that offer free use of their vacuum cleaners without even using their car wash services, you just have to look around in your area.