Buying a new car is a big investment. Because of the amount of money that you spend, it’s important that you protect your investment in any way possible. Routine maintenance is important, so you should have oil changes and tire rotations completed periodically.
It’s also important that you maintain the interior of your vehicle. That means you’ll want to vacuum out the floors and wipe down the seats if they are dirty. Stains are something that can mar the upholstery of your new vehicle, especially if you have children in the car. Let’s look at some of the most common stains that end up on car upholstery and what you should do to remove them.
The majority of people who travel to and from work each day will consume coffee while driving each morning. If you have a light-colored interior, spilled coffee can leave a big stain behind. Make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain and leave it on for about 20 minutes. Use a moist cloth to wipe the mixture away. Use cold water to rinse the area so there isn’t a white residue left over.
Chocolate is a common car seat stain because it easily melts if you leave it in the heat of your vehicle. If you had a sweet treat in your car and accidentally left it in the sun to wreak havoc on your interior, you can clean it up with a little bit of effort. First, remove the excess chocolate from the surface of the seat. Then use plain dish soap mixed with water to scrub the spot off.
Blood can get on car seats in a variety of ways — nosebleeds, menstrual bleed-throughs, etc. Although one of the more common causes is from getting injured in a car accident. Your interior isn’t ruined forever. Gently scrub the stain using a diluted mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water.
Soda isn’t too bad of a stain, but it can leave behind a sticky mess. Blot up the excess moisture. Use cold water to blot at the stain. Don’t use too much water. You could over-saturate the seat and leave behind a water mark.
Don’t be discouraged and upset if you spill something in your vehicle that leaves behind a stain. Automobile seats are actually very durable. You just need to make sure you’re using the right products to clean.
Need help cleaning? We’ll get the job done!