Let’s face it, the carpet in our cars goes through a lot. Muddy shoes, food spillages, dirt and rubbish from outside trodden in – it really can become pretty filthy. Cleaning it is a hard and time-consuming task, so you should pay someone regularly to clean it for you, right?
Not necessarily. Follow our simple guide and you will see not only is cleaning your car carpets pretty simple, but it can save you a fair few pounds.
The first thing to do is to remove the clutter. Grab a bag and throw in any old wrappers, drinks bottles, or bits of debris you find. Also, remove anything that doesn’t belong in the car – water bottles and kids coats/jumpers are the usual culprits. Once that’s done, get the vacuum cleaner out. You’ll be amazed at the visible difference a quick vacuum makes to your carpets, particularly if you have gotten used to them being a bit grubby.
Now you’ve gotten rid of anything removable, it’s time to actually clean the carpets themselves. There are various ways to do this:
Remember to check if any car mats you have are machine washable – that will save you some energy! Also, only use as much water as you need. Drenching your carpet will encourage mould to set in.
Once all this is done if it’s a sunny day leave your car doors open allowing your carpet to dry naturally. It really is that simple!« Has Your Car Been Recalled?