When it comes to Auto detailing Santa Rosa based BLS Auto Detail has some great tips to share.

Whether you recently purchased a car or have owned the same one for ten years, no doubt you want to keep up the value of your vehicle. Keeping it well maintained and looking great not only maximize the value, but it also makes for a more satisfying ownership experience.

One of the key aspects of a great-looking car is the vehicle’s interior. Here are some pointers on adequately cleaning your automobile’s inside, including removing pesky stains from the carpeting:

1. Remove all of the car’s contents.

Start by removing personal belongings from your car, including handbags, CDs, knickknacks and other objects, With clutter out of the way, you can devote ample time to thoroughly cleaning the carpets and upholstery. Removing all these objects makes it easier to identify the places that need particular care and gives you room to get serious about removing dirt and stains.

2. Dilute spillage as soon as possible.

It’s best if you dilute spills as soon as they happened, especially if it’s coffee, soda or other colored beverages. The sooner you can start cleaning them, the more likely spills can be removed without leaving any stains.

Pouring cool water over the spills and wiping them with a fresh towel or cloth is the best technique to reduce their severity.

3. Your very best ally is glass cleaner.


glass cleaner to treat carpet stains in your car

Glass cleaners can clean much more than simply glass, despite how strange this may seem. It’s often great as a stain remover! Apply undiluted glass cleaner to the stain, let it sit for about five minutes, and then wipe it with a towel or cloth. Because glass cleaner doesn’t leave behind a soapy residue, it is really good at cleaning carpeting and upholstery.

4. Paint thinner is one of your other friends.

Bringing paint thinner into your car could make you feel apprehensive, but if you use it to remove a stain with a cotton cloth (made of 100% cotton), it can remove stains, especially oily ones, as well as glass cleaner. CAUTION: Remember, however, that paint thinner could cause your carpet or upholstery’s color to fade. So be sure to test it out first in your trunk or another hidden location, such as beneath the driver’s seat.

5. There are several uses for hairspray.

Hairspray holds your hair in place. But who would have thought it also can be used to remove ink pen stains from carpeting and furniture? Apply a little hairspray on the stain, let it sit until the stain disappears, and then rinse with lukewarm water.

6. Bring a container of baking soda with you.

It’s probably rare that someone will be sick in your car. But vomiting does happen in vehicles, and there’s nothing like being prepared! Carry a box of baking soda with you. Vomit is acidic, so you should quickly dilute it with baking soda and water. After that, rinse the area with cool water and pat it dry with a towel. (And, while you’re at it, congratulate yourself for your amazing degree of preparedness!)

7. Cold water is a handy companion if you have alcohol in your automobile.

Of course you should never drink and drive. But, if alcohol somehow ends up in your vehicle, you can dilute it with cool water. If you don’t, the car carpet stains with it can change color, so make sure to act quickly.

Parting Thoughts…

Keeping your automobile clean helps hold its value and makes for a more satisfying driving experience. But despite your best efforts, sometimes it isn’t possible to maintain it as clean as you would like. But fortunately, if you stick to the advice given above, you can have a nice-looking automobile, at least from the interior. If you’re interested in car detailing in Santa Rosa you can contact us.