Keeping the inside of your car clean is just as important as cleaning the outside, especially if you’re hoping to preserve the vehicle’s value for the future. Whether you’ve bought a new vehicle or you’re paying for a car through novated leasing arrangements, learning how to care for its upholstery, carpets and other interior features can help to extend the car’s life span.
In this video for eHow, automotive care expert Ezra Gipson offers advice for motorists on how to keep their car’s upholstery in good condition, including what products to use and which to avoid. It’s important to use products designed specifically for the type of upholstery you have, such as a vinyl or leather cleaners, as using an incompatible cleaner could cause damage.
There are different levels of cleaning products available, and it’s advised to start with the least aggressive cleaning agent and work your way up until you find a level that’s suitable for removing stains and dirt from your upholstery. After stain removal, you should always condition the material to ensure that it won’t lose oils and other ingredients important for longevity. Without conditioning, leather may crack over time or fabric may lose its colour.
You should also regularly vacuum the interior of your car, clean the inside of windows and vacuum carpets to keep these areas clean and hygienic. For more details about novated lease vehicles and how to salary sacrifice in Albany, contact Fleet Network on 08 6555 3854.