Anything worth doing is worth doing right. Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to detailing your vehicle. If you are going to go through the trouble of wheeling your vacuum cleaner all the way out to the driveway, give your interior a run for its money! Here are some tips for detailing your vehicle thoroughly and successfully!
Consumer Reports brilliantly suggests working from the top down. This means starting with your top of your dash, using a housecleaner and a rag, being sure to spray the rag and not the dash (just for risk you’ll get it all over the windshield and windows, although you should be cleaning those as well). Once the dash-area is completely free of debris, you can use a moisturizer/polish.
When it comes to vacuuming, make sure you have some handy attachments. If you don’t, or they’ve been lost, it’s worth getting replacements. Remove floor mats and clean under them. If you are not going to go full bore and steam clean your cloth upholstery, they do make spray-on upholstery cleaner.
The most important thing to remember when cleaning your interior is to clean all of the nooks and crannies and other easily overlooked spots. That means, clean behind door handles and under the seats. Wipe down seat-belt buckles. Use a q-tip to get the really tight spots, like where your stereo or infotainment is.
It’s awfully difficult to impress a date when you’ve got a moldy slice of tomato (from that one time they put tomato on your burger even though you expressly told them not to) in between your gear shifter and your seat. Mind your nooks and crannies!
While you’re cleaning up your Mitsubishi, think about bringing it on over to Randall Mitsubishi for a spring service tune-up afterwards!