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You may not realize it, but there are a lot of different parts to your car’s interior. How often do you clean them? How well do you know how to clean them? We’ve put together this guide that will help answer these questions and more!

Clean The Steering Wheel And Dashboard Of Your Car:

Clean The Steering Wheel And Dashboard Of Your Car

You can clean the steering wheel and dashboard with a damp cloth. If you do not have access to water, use a wet napkin or paper towel instead. Pro tip: Use your shirt sleeve as an impromptu towel! Wipe down the center console, gear shift, and door handles using warm soapy water or soap wipes with dryer sheets for extra freshness. To help keep dashboards from getting dusty again too soon, try applying paste wax once every six months before polishing it off with a microfiber cloth.

Clean The Center Console:

The center console is probably the most overlooked part of your car’s interior, but it can get pretty disgusting. How do you clean the inside? Fairsquare recommend starting with a vacuum first and then wiping down any surfaces that are visibly dirty. For tougher stains, use some baking soda mixed with water to scrub away debris and residue on hard plastics like cup holders. You might need to take out loose items in order to fully access all parts, so tuck them back afterward for when you pick up our next suggestion!

Clean your car Seats

Clean your car Seats

Vacuum the seats in your car to get rid of dust and dirt. Apply a gentle cleaner such as vinegar or dish soap onto the seat, then use an old towel to scrub it off. You should clean upholstery fabric with mild detergent while leather requires special care products for cleaning its delicate material.

If you have white seats in your vehicle, you can also apply baking soda on them until they are covered generously before giving them a good rubdown with your hands. This will help eliminate stains that may be caused by sweat, oil from skin contact, and food spills.

Clean the Interior Carpet:

Vacuum your car’s carpet using the high-power vacuum on a low setting; this will help remove any dirt and debris from the fibers of the carpet. Don’t forget to vacuum around all seats too!

For tougher stains or dirty carpets try mixing one part distilled white vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle, then use an upholstery brush to scrub away at stubborn spots. Rinse well after cleaning by spraying down with more vinegar/water mix and blotting dry with paper towels.

Get Rid Of Odor From Your Car:

It’s important to get rid of odors in your car as soon as possible. There could be several sources for the smell, and it may not be obvious where the odor is coming from until you sniff around.


You’ve made it to the end of our guide and we hope you have learned some new tips that will help your car look as good on the inside as it does on the outside.

Bill Sutton
A Guide To Cleaning Every Part of Your Car’s Interior