Over time, it is common for your car to pick up unexpected stains and smells. Whether from food, beverages, kids or pets, it can be down right unpleasant. On the bright side, most stains can be treated or removed, given that it hasn’t been left there for too long.
What should you do when you spot a stain?
1. Apply an upholstery cleaner/shampoo
You can easily purchase an automotive upholstery shampoo/cleaner from your local automotive store. Most commonly found as a spray, please read the instructions before using as they may vary in application. Spray a small amount of the cleaner on to the stain and let it sit there for a few minutes. This will allow the product to work its magic and emulsify some of that embedded dirt/grime.
To promote the cleaning action of the upholstery cleaner, use it with a soft-bristle brush. It is recommended that you use a soft-bristle brush to reduce the likelihood of damage to your fabric seats. Using a brush in combination with the cleaner, will help lift the dirt up for easier extraction. You may notice a slight foaming of the product upon circular motions of the brush being used. This just means the product is working, so not to worry.
Alternatively if you have a steamer, that too can be used instead. Similar to the above, hot steam also works effectively to lift up dirt and grime. Especially for water-soluble stains eg. caused by liquids, steam works great.
Dry Cloth/Blot Dry:
Using a clean microfiber towel, dab the area to remove the product. Repeat this step a few times until content.
Suction using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.
Although more costly than all options previously mentioned, it is the most effective at removing the stains. Due to it’s 2-in-1 action to apply both shampoo and extract by suction at the same time, it is regarded an ideal tool for spot removals.
4.Mobile Car Wash Experts Use Products You Can Trust
DIY car cleaning bays and automatic car washes are always looking for the cheapest products to keep their overheads as low as possible. After all, it’s not their reputation at stake if your car doesn’t come up looking as good as it could.
Dedicated car washing services, such as Schmicko will always use high-grade products which are designed to get results. Because we want you to keep coming back again and again, we won’t risk using low-quality products to save a few dollars. Top grade car care products are also designed to be friendlier to the environment as well and we’re all about doing our part wherever possible.
5. Skip the Waiting Line and Avoid the Traffic
Let’s face it, Sydney is not exactly known for its free-flowing roads. You spend your weekday mornings and afternoons stuck in traffic, so why would you want to do the same on the weekend? Enjoy your weekend and forget about the traffic by booking your mobile car washing service at a time and location that’s suits you best.
We understand that we all live different lives, but if you are someone with a busy schedule, a mobile car wash is perfect for you.
Do yourself a favour and book a premium car wash & detailing service today!
Car Care Advice For The Everyday Driver & Enthusiast
As a seasoned author on our team, Chester also known as ‘Gadget’, for his love for all things mechanical, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, particularly when it comes to automotive topics.