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Car Interior Cleaning: Creating a Clean, Comfortable, and Odourless Space – Tips & Tricks

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7 Steps to a Cleaner Car Interior

A clean and fresh car interior provides a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to keep your car’s interior looking its best and to eliminate unpleasant odours. At Automotive Parts Distribution (APD), we understand the importance of a clean and hygienic car interior. In this blog post, we’ll share valuable tips and tricks to help you create a spotless, comfortable, and odour-free environment inside your vehicle. Let’s dive in and discover how APD’s range of cleaning products can make your car’s interior shine.

1 Clear Out the Clutter

Before diving into the cleaning process, start by decluttering your car’s interior. Remove any unnecessary items, such as rubbish, wrappers and personal belongings. This step not only creates a cleaner space but also allows you to access all the nooks and crannies during the cleaning process.

2 Hoover Thoroughly

Hoovering is the foundation of a deep clean for your car’s interior. Use a handheld cleaner with various attachments to reach all the corners and crevices. Pay special attention to the carpets, floor mats, seats and gaps between the seats where dust and debris tend to accumulate. Vacuuming effectively removes loose dirt, crumbs and other particles, preparing the interior for more detailed cleaning.

3 Wipe Down Surfaces

Using a microfiber cloth or a soft brush, gently wipe down all the interior surfaces, including the dashboard, door panels, centre console and steering wheel. For stubborn stains or spills, use a mild detergent diluted in water or a specialist interior cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals that may damage the surfaces or cause discolouration.

4 Clean and Condition the Upholstery

The upholstery is a major focal point of your car’s interior. Treat any stains or spills promptly using appropriate upholstery cleaners. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use a soft brush or sponge to work the cleaner into the fabric or leather. After cleaning, apply a conditioner specifically designed for your type of upholstery to restore softness and prevent cracking or fading.

5 Freshen Up with Air Fresheners

Eliminate unpleasant odours and keep your car smelling fresh by using car air fresheners. Choose from a variety of scents available at APD to suit your preferences. Additionally, consider using odour absorbers, such as activated charcoal or baking soda, to eliminate lingering odours. Place them strategically throughout the car, particularly in areas prone to odour accumulation.

6 Pay Attention to Glass and Mirrors

Clean and streak-free windows and mirrors are crucial for optimal visibility. Use a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth to remove dirt, fingerprints and smudges from the glass surfaces. Wipe them down in a circular motion for a sparkling finish.

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7 Protect and Maintain

Once you’ve achieved a clean and fresh car interior, it’s essential to maintain it. Regularly vacuum and wipe down surfaces to prevent dirt and grime build-up. Consider using interior protectants to shield surfaces from UV damage, fading and cracking. These products also provide a glossy finish, making your car’s interior look and feel newer for longer.


A clean and odour-free car interior enhances the overall driving experience and creates a comfortable space for you and your passengers. By following these tips and utilising APD’s range of cleaning products, you can easily achieve a spotless and fresh car interior. Visit our website or contact our knowledgeable team to explore our wide selection of cleaning products and accessories. Keep your car’s interior shining and enjoy a clean and comfortable journey with APD’s car interior cleaning solutions.

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