Since the interior of the car has many different materials, textures, and surfaces, although the space is not large, many dead corners can easily hide dirt and require cleaning and maintenance. If the owner of the car does the cleaning by himself, he should pay attention to choosing different cleaning agents and auxiliary tools according to different parts. Here are some simple cleaning methods for automotive interior plastic parts that you can do by yourself.
Preparation tools: various cleaning agents, one wet and dry cloth, toothbrush, etc.
The first step: vacuum and clean up the supplies in the car: the first step of cleaning should first remove the dust in the car, sweep away the large dirt, and then use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the dust in the gaps between the carpets and seats.
Step 2: Cleaning the control room: The instrument panel and steering wheel are mostly plastic and leather products, which are easy to adhere to dust, but it is also more convenient to clean. It must be noted that since the instrument panel is exposed to the sun for a long time, it is prone to aging and embrittlement, so it is best to spray it with good quality wax and wipe it with a clean cotton cloth to protect the instrument panel.
Step 3: Clean the air duct of the air conditioner. Remove the air outlet of the air conditioner, insert the thin tube of the air conditioner cleaning agent into the air duct of the air conditioner, and spray an appropriate amount of the air conditioner cleaning agent. Then close the air outlet of the air conditioner, turn on the internal circulation of the air conditioner, start the engine, and run at idle speed for about 10 minutes. Clean the air-conditioning filter element for a certain period.
The fourth step: the cleaning of the chair: 1. Fabric chair: cleaning flannel or other (torture) fabric chair must be careful. Spray the high-efficiency foam cleaning solution to the dirty place, stay for a while, wait until the foam is completely absorbed, and wipe it carefully with a clean dry towel until the stain is removed. 2. Leather chair: usually use a strong alkaline cleaning agent, such as soapy water, and wipe it dry with a cotton paper towel after washing. However, since the artificial leather and real leather of leather seats are frequently washed with water, they are prone to cracks and affect their service life. Therefore, it is recommended that car owners can purchase special cleaning products, such as leather cream and leather care cleaners for cleaning and care.
Step 5: Cleaning the roof of the car: Generally, the roof of the car will not be contaminated with other dirt. You only need to use the high-efficiency foam cleaning fluid to clean the roof of the car. If there is dirt that is difficult to clean, you can use a toothbrush and other tools to assist in cleaning.
Step 6: Wipe the windows, doors, take care of the footpads, pedals, etc. This only needs to be cleaned with the corresponding cleaning agent, and the process is relatively simple.
Step 7: Spray air freshener. Finally, this process varies from person to person, so if you don’t like the smell of air fresheners, you don’t need to do it. But car owners have noticed that air fresheners do not have the effect of killing viruses and bacteria.