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Pro Tips for vacuuming your car

So you are wondering how detailers get amazing results in cleaning the car interior? Here are Pro Tips for vacuuming your car interior.

For car enthusiasts, the detailing of their car’s interior is just as important as the exterior. Not only does it keep the car looking its best, but it also helps to protect the upholstery and carpets from dirt and wear.

Vacuuming is an essential part of this process, and there are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the best possible results.

First, make sure that you have a good quality vacuum cleaner with powerful suction. Second, take your time – don’t try to hurry through the job. And finally, pay special attention to areas where dirt and crumbs tend to accumulate, such as under seats and in crevices. With a little time and effort, you can keep your car’s interior looking like new.

How to vacuum your car for the best results

Vacuuming techniques we recommend:

On the whole, it may not matter where you start vacuuming. We’ve asked some of our top Autosmart detailers and here are their Pro Tips for vacuuming your car:

  • Use a strong vacuum cleaner. We find that handheld vacs do not have the same suction as traditional cleaners. A long hose will ensure that you have easy movement around the car
  • Turn on all air vents to blow whilst cleaning. This will help capture any airborne dust and debris in the air
  • We recommend using a brush attachment over a crevice attachment. This will help prevent scratching plastics and leather surfaces
  • Remove as much debris as possible before you start. This includes any litter, removing cup holders, ashtrays and mats
  • Start at the driver’s seat – this will be the worst, so get it out of the way
  • Do one corner at a time – i.e. driver’s front
  • Push the seats back to their full extent to do the front and as far forward to do the rear.
  • Move the seat backs backwards and forward and the cushions up and down for maximum exposure of the gaps between the seats and the centre console.
  • If you have sand and grit – beat the seats and carpets – this will raise more to the surface. Keep beating until no more appears
  • Suggested order:
    • Dash
    • Seat back
    • Seat base
    • Down both sides and underneath
    • Carpets
    • Door
  • Dog hairs – the pain of every detailer’s life! Try a dog hair brush – it works by attracting the hairs to it. You could also try a damp chamois used to drag the hairs up and then vacuum them. You can also try putting an old pair of tights over the end when vacuuming.
  • If you have difficulty getting into air vents and other nooks and crannies, why not use a paintbrush or detailing brush
  • Remove bad odours with AutoSmart Odour Eliminator.

See also: How to clean cup holders