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Everyone, who owns a vehicle, will need to vacuum that vehicle, at some point or another. This process isn’t fun, but it needs to be done. With this in mind, you will want to make sure that you vacuum your car in the most efficient manner possible. This will help you save a tremendous amount of time and potentially even money on electricity costs. Within this guide, you will find the top tips for saving time, while vacuuming your car!
#1 Choosing The Right Vacuum
First and foremost, you will need to make sure that you choose the right vacuum cleaner. You need one that is lightweight, but powerful. Of course, convenience is everything! A vacuum, which is battery powered, may very well be your best bet. If you can’t get a battery-powered vacuum, you will want to make sure that you have a very long extension cord. This will help you avoid having to stop, unplugging and plugging up elsewhere. Of course, the right accessories are also vital for clearing different portions of your vehicle.
#2 Removing Floor Mats
The first step of the car cleaning process is to remove all of the trash from the vehicle. Place the debris in a bag and then remove the floor mats. Once you have the floor mats removed, you should hang them up on a clothes line and beat them with a broom. This will break loose the dirt and debris that is lingering in the carpet fiber.
If your floor mats are stained, you should consider shampooing them. You can utilize a carpet cleaner and stiff brush for this process. Spray on the cleaner and let it set about 10-15 minutes prior to scrubbing it with the brush. Scrub the mat until all of the stains are removed and then rinse it with water. Many cleansers do not require rinsing, so be sure to read the product’s label thoroughly, before using.
Hang the mat back up and let it dry thoroughly. Once they are dry, you can go ahead and vacuum them to remove any lingering dust or debris.
#3 With And Without Attachments
After you’ve gotten everything out of the vehicle, you will want to begin vacuuming the car. First, you should begin without any attachments. Make sure that you go over everything thoroughly and get everything that you can. Once you’ve made it to the section, where your seat meets the back, you should switch to a narrow attachment. This will allow you to reach this area and remove all of the dirt and debris that is stuck there.
In order to clean the dashboard, you should switch to a soft brush attachment. When cleaning the front seats, you should make sure to slide them forward and backward, in order to get underneath them completely. A small vacuum attachment is best for cleaning tight areas that are difficult to regular through normal measures. After you’ve completed this, the interior of your vehicle should be completely cleaned!
#4 The Boot Area
Before vacuuming the boot, you will also need to remove any items and mats. The easiest and quickest way to clean the boot is by utilizing a wide attachment. This will give the ability to remove all of the dirt particles that are hiding in there. Be sure to vacuum and clean all of the mats thoroughly, before returning them to the trunk!
At the end of the day, cleaning your vehicle isn’t easy, but you can make it a little easier by using the information above. Be sure to follow all of the information carefully, in order to make this process a little less time consuming.
Gemma Tyler is a freelance journalist with 15 years of experience writing for consumer publications. She has tested and reviewed a wide range of household items from vacuum cleaners to washing machines and dehumidifiers to steam irons. Her attention to detail and exhaustive testing certainly makes her an expert in her field.