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Post-Road Trip Car Cleaning Tips

Taking on a family road trip means endless sightseeing, disconnecting from the everyday and countless hours of sitting, singing and maybe bickering in the car.


After all the fun is done and you pull into your driveway, there’s one last sight to see: your car destroyed by empty fast food bags, whatever that is under the seat and dirt from now far away lands.


The car cleaning experts have some tips and tricks to get your car back to clean.  Read more here.


Family vacations wreak havoc on your car. Even worse, car interior cleaning can be frustrating. So, the cleaning experts have some tips and tricks to get your car back to clean.


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1. How to remove food and drink stains from car seats

  • Grab a clean cloth to pull up as much of the liquid or food as possible.
  • In a spray bottle, combine a tablespoon of dish soap with a cup and a half of water.
  • Spray the spot and blot it up with a clean towel.
  • Repeat until the stain has lifted.
  • Make sure the area is dry before use.

2. How to remove pet hair from car seats




3. How to clean car carpets

  • First, remove your car mats and shake them out to make sure they are free of dirt.
  • Vacuum your car interior, clean the car as much as possible so you can focus on stains without crumbs and dirt.
  • In a spray bottle, combine one cup of warm water and ¼ cup baking soda.
  • Work the solution into the carpet and let sit for 30 minutes.
  • Blot as dry as possible before moving to the next solution.
  • In a different spray bottle or bucket, add one cup water, one half cup vinegar and a tablespoon of dish soap.
  • Work into the carpet and let sit for 15 minutes.
  • Blot, then air dry until the carpet is no longer wet.


4. How to clean fingerprints off car windows

  • Create a solution with one cup of rubbing alcohol and one cup of water in a bucket.
  • Use a clean microfiber towel with the solution and wipe smudges off of the glass.
  • Last, for extra shine and protection, use a glass shiner with a microfiber towel.


Stanley Steemer can clean your car just like we can clean your home. Even better? We'll come to you! Schedule a car cleaning with Stanley Steemer and we clean out the dirt and debris to then steam clean your interior.  


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