Simply put, driving in a clean car can significantly enhance your mood, but how do you get up to optimal cleanliness? There are many cleaning products and methods you can use, but are all of them effective? We’ve comprised a list of tips and tricks to ensure that your car sparkles in the sun.
Clean Your Vinyl and Leather
Dirt finds it’s way to your vinyl/ leather seats no matter how hard you try to avoid it. Luckily, a quick, easy and effective way to counteract the piled up dirt is through using a Magic Eraser! This cleaning product lives up to it’s name and will magically erase any dried on gunk. Add a little bit of water, rub it on the areas in question and voila! Just be sure not to rub too hard, because it could damage the fabric.
Vinyl Still Not Clean?
A Magic Eraser will beautifully clean any surface-level mess, but, if you really want to get all of the dirt on a microscopical level, then scrub it with a toothbrush! All you need to do is mix dish soap and water and continue to dip your toothbrush in the solution as you are cleaning. Sparkle and shine!
Polish Your Dashboard
Easy, environmentally friendly and cost effective, olive oil is a perfect way to polish the leather on your dashboard. The results are astounding, and leaves no smell afterwards.
Regaining That New Car Smell
After you’ve spent all this time making your car look brand new, you’ll want it to smell that way, too! All you need is baking soda, a mason jar, essential oils and a piece of breathable fabric to make it happen. Place the baking soda in the mason jar and put 4-5 drops of the essential oil (with a scent of your choice) in the jar. Secure the breathable fabric around the top of the mason jar with an elastic band, stick it in your cup holder and you’re good to go!
We at Peninsula Auto Body hope that this spring will bring lots of sparkle and shine into your life. Should you find yourself in need of collision repair services to bring your car back to brand new, while in the Bay Area, please give us a call and rest assured that you will receive quality repairs with the health and safety of everyone in mind.
Peninsula Auto Body
1430 San Mateo Ave.
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Mon – Fri 7:30 am – 5:30 pm