If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to declutter your life, why not start with your car? Here are some tips to detailing your car and its interior so you can cruise into 2020 in comfort and tranquility.

General Cleaning

Remove any clutter or trash. Gather up those toys, lost gloves, and empty fast food containers to put them away or dispose of them.

Next comes the cleaning. Pull out and wash the floor mats. Vacuum the interior thoroughly, including in the cracks between seat cushions. Dust everything, working from the top of the vehicle down. Scrub around the door frames with an all-purpose cleaner and degreaser.

Spiffing up the Upholstery

The way to clean upholstery is to treat any stains on the seats or carpet. Spray a stain remover on a soft brush, not directly on the fabric, and gently massage the stain. If you have leather seats, use leather cleaner. Spray the seats and carpet with a protectant.

Don’t Forget the Trim

Wash the rest of the interior with all-purpose cleaner.  A Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge is perfect for removing scuff marks at the base of the doors or on the dash. Protect trim with a water-based dressing for plastics, vinyl, and rubber. Don’t forget to clean the windows and spray a bit of air freshener.

If your car is having trouble operating and you want an expert to take a closer look at it, we at Clark Chevrolet would be happy to inspect it for you. Contact our helpful service center.

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