Our Best Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks

While winter is finally over, there is evidence of it everywhere – especially inside your car. The brutal winter months can really do a number on your car’s upholstery and carpet flooring. Edmonton weather is unpredictable and harsh, leaving us with dirty, dusty, muddy, and slushy conditions. Is your car covered in footprints, handprints, or more? No problem! We will help to make your car look like new once again with some of our best car cleaning tips and tricks!

Leave Your Carpets for Last

In most situations, it’s probably your interior carpets that are in the worst condition after the long, harsh winter season. Although they may be in bad shape, leave them until last. The best way to clean your car is from the top to the bottom. This way, you’re not swiping any of the dirt or grime from your dashboard onto your newly shampooed carpets or upholstery! If you have a portable vacuum, it will help you get into all of the small nooks and crannies in your car, eliminating all of that stale dust as you work your way down.

Breathe Some Life Back into Your Car

Driving with the windows sealed shut all winter occasionally leads to a dank, stale smell inside your car. Get rid of this stench by spraying an odor eliminator on your carpets and upholstery, as well as a fresh-smelling aerosol into your front and rear seating areas. Turn your car’s fan on the highest setting and set the system to recirculate the air within the vehicle. Once air is flowing throughout your vehicle, the fresh scents should work their way through your car’s air ducts, as well as the rest of the interior. If there are any lingering musty smells, be sure to change your air filter.

Suck Up the Build Up

There are a lot of items that can build up inside your car over an entire winter season. From rocks and leaves to candy wrappers and water bottles, don’t let your vehicle be an embarrassment to you any longer! Push your seats aside and use a shop vac to remove everything that has been hiding underneath for months. Remember to not only vacuum your winter mats, but also lift them out of your car to clean underneath them. You’d be surprised just how much can build up underneath.

Deep Clean Your Carpets and Upholstery

Once you’ve cleaned out all of the winter dirt and debris from your car, you are ready to give it the deep clean that it deserves. AmSteam offers top notch vehicle upholstery cleaning, guaranteed to restore your vehicle to its pre-winter beauty. We can clean your seats and floors just as professionally and quickly as we can clean your furniture. Better yet, we will come to you! Call us today to book an appointment. AmSteam offers professional, courteous service with employees that are expertly trained. We promise to treat you well and do a fantastic job.

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