The automotive term for your car’s ceiling is a headliner. The headliner is a soft, foam-like pad covered with a material like vinyl, leather, suede, or fabric which is then glued to a backing molded in the shape of the roof. Cleaning a headliner is not like cleaning your car’s carpeting or seats. Hard scrubbing or over-wetting can cause permanent damage. Below are some tips that you can use to clean your car’s ceiling, or headliner. The most important cleaning tip to remember, no matter what you are cleaning, the whole surface, a spot, or a stain, is to be gentle.
The moist, humid air that passes across your car’s A/C evaporator coils allows dust, dirt, and other pollutants to collect on them. Recent studies have found that it is common for the air inside your car can be up to ten times more polluted than the outside air outside. This is why the A/C evaporator coils need to be cleaned on a regular basis. In this article we will discuss how to clean your car’s A/C evaporator coils without having to remove the unit from the vehicle.
Your goal may be to have a perfectly spotless car. One of the biggest challenges before you is your car’s interior plastic. How is the best way to tackle cleaning all of the plastic components that are found throughout your vehicle? It’s going to take more than just a few minutes and to keep things in tip-top shape and you are going to have to address this cleaning on a monthly basis to maintain that new car look. Here’s how to get started.
Of all the nasty stains you might get on your car seats, urine is one of the worst. It’s nasty, stains, and the odor can linger for what may seem like forever. Whether you are a rideshare driver who dealt with inebriated riders or a pet parent with accident prone kids, urine on your upholstery is something you’ll need to handle quickly to prevent permanent damage. We’ll show you how to remove urine from your car seats safely and effectively.
When it comes time to clean your car’s touch screen, how to clean it is important. There are things that you should do, and there are cleaning methods that should be avoided. Over time everyone’s car touch screen becomes clouded with fingerprints and dirty little smudges of dust and debris. In this article we will review the right methods to clean your touch screen as well as some things you should never do.
The cup holders in your car are some of the most common places that accidental spills occur. Whether the spill involves coffee, a soft drink, or your child’s juice drink, these little “accidents” can add up to a sticky mess in very short order. The question then becomes, just how should you go about cleaning your car cup holders? Below are some tips and tricks to tackle the sticky mess at the bottom of your cup holders.
Black is the best color for almost any car. It looks sleek and fast with a tremendous shine. When your car’s paint is new, it looks great. Over time, black cars tend to look less shiny and you might be surprised by the reason. It’s because most people wash their car wrong. Improper washing techniques leave swirl marks in the paint that make it look dull. Avoiding swirl marks is easy when you know the right way to wash your black car.
It is important to understand how to clean a car CD player to keep it working as it was designed. Even though the openings on most car CD players are very narrow, dirt, dust, and debris will eventually work their way into the player. Although this build-up may take some time, when the build-up happens the player will stop functioning properly. CD tracks may jump and skip or not even play at all. You may insert a CD only to have the player immediately eject it as non-playable. Let’s take a look at how to clean a car CD player. This process will include cleaning the exterior as well as the interior of the player. We will start with cleaning the player’s exterior.
Accidents happen. It rained and you forgot to close a partially open window on your car. Or you parked your car on a sunny day, left the windows or top down and a sudden rainstorm passed through the area before you were able to return. Maybe a sunroof developed a leak, or maybe the kids spilled a whole bottle of water on the back seat. Suddenly, you need to dry your car’s interior and dry it quickly before that wet interior turns into a smelly or moldy interior. What are some of the best, and fastest, ways to dry a car’s interior?
Suede car seats look and feel luxurious, but they can be difficult to keep clean. Sometimes they can easily be stained by water or other liquids so it is important to understand the best way to care for and clean a suede car seat. Today, many manufacturers have shied away from using true suede and instead have switched to materials called “Ulltrasuede”, “Microsuede”, or “Alcantara”. These synthetic materials mimic suede, so if you’re not sure if your seats are true suede, finding out must be your first step in the cleaning process. As always, prevention is the best way to maintain your suede seats.