Best Car Cleaning Tips for Car Interior Cleaning

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Look, let’s not kid ourselves. We all wish to have that perfect car. You know, the type that is similar to the rental type that happens to be spotless and smells like lavender, or mango. Whichever you like best. Doesn’t matter. What does matter is the process they took to accomplish that. Just because you take the trash out of your vehicle every once and a while and put up an air freshener tree on the rear view mirror doesn’t ensure a clean car. Not by a long shot. In fact, car interior cleaning is not masking the previous odor of the vehicle with a new car smell air freshener.

To you, it may smell fine, but to others who aren’t nose blind, it still carries that smell. The process takes to clean a vehicle is broken down like this. You must first tackle what is seen, then tackle the unseen, lastly clean to prevent stains or odors. If you follow these 3 steps, you will drastically see a change. 800 Car Buyers provides you with some of the best automotive tips!

Along with that, there are ways to clean that most people may not take into account. Ways that can make the job easier and sometimes even more effective. The job doesn’t always have to be difficult. The job doesn’t always have to be traditional. Go out of the box sometimes and experiment with different cleaning solutions, different tactics, different angles, etc. You can tell if someone loves taking care of their car versus someone who does it just to get by. It’s night and day.

Let’s take a look at a few effective car cleaning tips that many may look past.

Interiror Car Cleaning Tips

  • Cleaning Your Air Vents With Makeup Brush – That’s right. Using your make-up brush helps to get inside of the little small holes that fingers and parts that other tools can’t reach. This allows your vehicle to blow healthier and less congested air while driving. Also, they can get very cluttered and begin to look unappealing.
  • Clean Your Cup Holders With Vinegar – Take a little water, vinegar, and baking soda and get up any loose grime or dirt. Vinegar actually takes the smell away and gets up any extra dirt that may be there. From experience, one of the very first things you naturally look at when entering someone’s car is the cup holders. Not to check to see how clean they are but that is the angle most eyes are looking towards simply due to the way people enter.
  • Use Baking Cups For Cup Holders – This trick is very effective and is the part of the process where you clean and now you’re maintaining. Putting one of these in each of your cup holders eliminates future grime and dirt from accumulating around that area. Many people think that the dirt and mess come from the material wearing out over time. Wrong. It comes from drinks spilling inside and other things.
  • The Always Reliable, Baby Wipes – These are by far one of the most essential items in a person’s life. They are used for cleaning many things. One happens to the interior of a vehicle. You can use these wipes on seats, dashboards, technology in the car, steering wheels, etc. Whenever you decide to clean a vehicle, make sure to always have these handy.
  • Toothbrushes Aren’t Just For Teeth – You can use a toothbrush for many interior cleaning sections. These are great for small stains on the seats. Especially cloth seats. All you need is regular soap, water, and your toothbrush. The bristles serve as little workers that diligently work back and forth until the job is done.
  • Keep Your Windows Down – In the hotter seasons, it is very important not to deep wash the inside of a vehicle with the windows rolled up. Not many realize this, however, the humidity in the hotter seasons breaks up chemicals that were in the soap that is now in the seats and other material. When those chemicals break up because of the heat, you now will have a vehicle full of dry cleaning substance that can no longer work effectively. In other words, if you wash your vehicle in the heat, you’ll notice spots on seats, dashboards, etc. That is due to the chemicals not keeping their form. So, always have your windows down. It allows for a nice breeze to complete the cleaning process and the moisture in the air (As long as you’re not in the desert) will continue the process.  

Why Car Cleaning Is Important

Keeping your car clean is always a challenge. However, there are many ways to have fun while cleaning. Turn the music on, listen to your favorite day time show or podcast. Call someone on the phone and Bluetooth them on the vehicle’s speaker. Or maybe even just enjoy the nature that is around you in peace. Whatever it may be, just have fun. Taking care of your vehicle is also important to this process. Without continued car maintenance, your vehicle would break down and there would be no car to clean.

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What To Do When Pulled Over

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Picture this. You’re just going for a regular drive, maybe just to get a few groceries or pick the kids up from school. It’s a normal day on all accounts and nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. Errands are complete and you’re on your way home. You make the usual turns entering your neighborhood and all of a sudden you see flashing lights in your rear view mirror that can only mean one thing, this regular trip just took a turn for the worst.

As you are pulling over, you’re asking yourself over and over ‘’What did I do? What did I do?’’, well, this particular time, you simply turned without your turn signal. Some officers let something small like this go and don’t even turn their lights on. However, there are some, especially the new officers who have to go by the book that will immediately turn their sirens on. And when they do, here’s what to do

These aren’t tips on how to get out of a ticket, these are simple tips on how to handle law enforcement situations like these so that everyone goes home safely. Let’s begin.

Stay Calm When Pulled Over

There’s nothing that says guilty more than a frantic mind. You also can’t speak correctly when talking and explaining your side of the story to the officer. Staying calm gives both sides a chance to understand each other. It’s a traffic ticket. Relax, you’re not getting a life sentence. Just accept the fact that somehow someway you messed up, now own it.

Listen and Respond Politely to The Officer

This isn’t just a safety move, this is a psychological move. This gives the cop the impression that you’re in a hurry and that you don’t really have time to interact with each other or debate. So, this could either lead to a faster ticket or just a warning due to you looking like you’re in such a rush. Nothing in between. Of course, this is a safety tip as well. This allows the officer to do his job without worrying about other things. It also allows you to send a message that I am ready to follow all instructions without going back forth. It keeps you and the officer on even ground and incomplete understanding.

Keep Your Hands On The Wheel

This isn’t just a safety move, this is a psychological move. This gives the cop the impression that you’re in a hurry and that you don’t really have time to interact with each other or debate. So, this could either lead to a faster ticket or just a warning due to you looking like you’re in such a rush. Nothing in between. Of course, this is a safety tip as well. This allows the officer to do his job without worrying about other things. It also allows you to send a message that I am ready to follow all instructions without going back forth. It keeps you and the officer on even ground and incomplete understanding.

Have Your Documents Ready

You never know when something like this can happen, so it’s important to always have your documents in handy, quick access areas. That way, you won’t be fidgeting once the officer comes to the window. In other words, the more prepared you are, the less time and headache you will have. Also, having documents prepared makes the entire process easier and faster. The more direct and honest you are with the officers, the more you learn from the situation.

Follow Clear Instructions

Chances are the only reasons you get pulled over is because your actions somehow someway can danger others if you don’t learn from them. When you are pulled over, answer everything honestly. If they tell you to put your hands up in the air, don’t ask why just do it. If they tell you to roll your window down, don’t be a smart alec and lower your window down just enough. Roll your window down fully and remove that barrier to h.

If the officer instructs you to step out, keep your hands high and slowly step out. I am not saying you can’t express your rights, but if you are doing it just to try and test their knowledge, you’re just making the situation worse. If you are someone who records every situation, fine. No problems with that. But if they ask you to get it directly out of their face, then just do it. Move it to the dashboard so that they can explain in the best detail as possible, why they pulled you over.

Have A Respectful Conversation

I mean it just the way it is written. There is no need to get loud with an officer, there is no need to stir up chaos and other negative emotions. Sure there are some law enforcers that are hot-headed before you even are. If that’s the case, don’t fight fire with fire. Be the water in the situation and speak your peace gently, and in a respectful manner. Because the one thing you do not want to do ends up hurt or dead from combining two hot heads and only one with a gun.

When driving at any time, it is important to try and avoid negative interaction with law enforcement by obeying the law and traffic detail. Many officers have a bad reputation due to the past occurrences, however, the majority are fair and understand cops. Don’t treat them like they don’t have emotions or a soul. They are human also. I appreciate you taking time out of your day and reading this article. I hope it better prepares you for incidents such as this. Also, if you have a vehicle that you would like cash for no matter the condition, complete the offer form, or call us now!