Ownership This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car (Hint: It’s More Than You Think!)

18:23  08 february  2018
18:23  08 february  2018 Source:   Reader's Digest.CA

Living Dangerously: How Far Can You Drive On An Empty Fuel Tank

  Living Dangerously: How Far Can You Drive On An Empty Fuel Tank There's always a little bit more in there, right?There’s no possible way we can talk about tempting fate with an empty fuel tank without giving a shout out to one of the best Seinfield moments of all time. It comes from the episode titled The Dealership, where Kramer and a car salesman take an epic test drive and decide to live dangerously by seeing just how far they can go once the fuel gauge hits E. We’ve all pushed that fuel envelope at some point, though hopefully not to the same level of hilarious drama Kramer exhibits.

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) You probably have a weekly cleaning routine for your home. (Check this guide on how often to clean it if you aren’t sure when to bother.)

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) Sorry, but your car interior is kinda filthy.

Image© Reader's Digest Image Photo: nikolaborovic/Shutterstock

How Often You Should Clean Your Car Interior

You probably have a weekly cleaning routine for your home. Heck, you probably even make sure to hit the car wash the minute the outside of your car starts looking worse for the wear. But when was the last time you actually cleaned your car interior?

Research

Research

Between the commute to work, soccer practice, and PTA meetings, you probably spend hours a day in your car. Unlike at home, your dirty shoes are almost always on in the car, and there's a good chance you've been caught snacking during the rush to get to your next destination. All that use makes for a pretty grimy car interior, but most people don't bother cleaning as often as they should.

The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Is A $207,900 Pool House On Wheels

  The 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography Is A $207,900 Pool House On Wheels The refreshed 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography is here and it really seems like it’s for people who love the comforts of their own houses so much that they could not bear to leave them behind. So they crammed all the amenities into a Range Rover instead. An extra long wheelbase gives backseat passengers nearly four feet of legroom and seats with 40-degree recline capability, heated calf and foot rests, 22-way adjustment and a hot stone massage function. Here I was, thinking you had to be lying flat on your stomach to get one of those, but what do I know.

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) This Closet Decluttering Trick Is So Simple, You ’ll Wonder How You Never Thought of It Before.

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) Sorry, but your car interior is kinda filthy.

To keep the inside of your car sparkling, you should be cleaning it at least once a month, Christian Newman, owner of C & J Automotive Detailing tells TODAY. And if the dog hair and granola bar crumbs start building up even sooner, you might want to clean the inside of your vehicle every other week. In other words, there’s a good chance you need to clean yours more. Luckily, we’ve got the steps you need to get the job done:

1. Start with a vacuum--but not where you think

Don't start by vacuuming the carpet when you decide to clean your car interior; you'll just end up pushing dirt back on when you clean the seats and other areas, according to Family Handyman. Instead, start by attacking the dashboard, door panels, and console with your vacuum. While you’re at it, scan your vehicle for these things you should never leave in the car.

Cadillac clears camo off the XT3 revealing grille, lighting details

  Cadillac clears camo off the XT3 revealing grille, lighting details It was testing alongside a BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC.The nose blends the look of current Cadillacs with cues from last year's Escala concept. The headlights still appear to stretch up into the top of the fenders like its production brethren, but they don't descend as far down the front fascia, a hint of Escala influence. The grille also features more of egg-crate mesh like that Cadillac concept.

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) Home to some of the most popular online games. They're fun, FREE, and totally addictive!

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) By Morgan Cutolo, RD.com. Despite knowing the dangers of texting and driving, many people still do it. Take these steps to keep your hands on the wheel and off of your phone.

2. Open the door

Now take a look at the door jamb, the area where your car door connects to the body of the car. 'Door jambs are one of the first parts of a car you see when you get in, so keep them clean,' Newman tells TODAY. By using a cotton cloth to rub mild polish into the area, you'll not only make the area look nicer, but also add oils to keep it from getting to dry, according to Popular Mechanics.

3. Wipe down the vinyl

To get dust and dirt off your dashboard and door insides, start by wiping the vinyl with a rag, suggests auto repair company Your Mechanic. Then spritz a microfibre cloth with vinyl cleaner and wipe down the surface, getting rid of the excess with a dry cloth. Just avoid the steering wheel, because vinyl cleaner can make it slippery and hard to hold on to. Don't forget to hit the pockets in your door by de-cluttering and vacuuming. (Here are remedies for removing stubborn bumper stickers using things you already have at home!)

Possible Mazda RX-9 Mule Caught Testing

  Possible Mazda RX-9 Mule Caught Testing This could get interesting

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) This Is Why You Should Never, Ever Flush Floss Down the Toilet.

This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car ( Hint : It ’ s More Than You Think !) Sorry, but your car interior is kinda filthy.

4. Wash your windows

When you roll down your windows, you might notice a buildup of dirt toward the top--don't forget to hit those edges when you wipe down your windows and mirrors, suggests Family Handyman. (Check out the fastest and safest way to remove snow from your car.)

5. Scrub those seats

Before washing seats, get the dirt off with a vacuum. Next, for cloth seats, work at a spray-on cleaner with a scrub brush, says Family Handyman. If your seats are leather or vinyl, use a lotion-based leather cleaner, which can work on either material, Newman tells TODAY. (Check out these five uses for an air compressor you never thought to try.)

6. Hit the floor

Finally, it's time for the floors. Start by removing the mats and sliding your seats forward--junk tends to build up behind them. Go over the mats and carpet with a brush-free attachment, according to Family Handyman.

Here are five ordinary household items that can help keep your car sparkling clean all year round.

Originally published as This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car (Hint: It’s More Than You Think!) on ReadersDigest.com.

The post This Is How Often You Should Really Clean the Inside of Your Car (Hint: It’s More Than You Think!) appeared first on Reader's Digest.

Spied! Next-Gen Porsche 911 Turbo Caught Once Again .
Iconic sports car conducts winter testing in icy conditionsLike the car we spied earlier, this prototype highlights the evolutionary styling updates coming to the next-generation 911 lineup including the double LED daytime running light strips in the lower part of the front fascia. The headlights retain the same layout as the current model, with two stacked projectors surrounded by four smaller LED lamps.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!