Do it yourself Truck Interior Cleaning

By: Gertrude

Listed below are do it yourself cleaning steps for your truck's interior to save the cost of a professional detailer.



  • The first thing to do is to remove all those items accumulated on/in the dashboard, in compartments and pockets.


  • Then, remove the and shake them thoroughly to remove dust and debris. When finished, give the mats a final shake to remove any remaining debris. After vacuuming the , you can know return them to the car. Make sure it is well cleaned can easily accumulate dirt that can cause allergies.


  • Vacuum will give the biggest help in cleaning the interior of your truck. Using the hose attachment, vacuum the floor, including the area beneath the seats. Check beneath seats for coins and trash before vacuuming. Be sure to vacuum the bottom and back of the seats. Spread some baking soda on the carpet when you vacuum your car. Let it sit for an hour or so, and then vacuum it. Vacuum the seats first, then the floorboards. Then proceed with the seat cushions, the crevices where cushions meet, the bottom and back of the seats.


  • To remove stains from fabric seat cushions or carpets, use a damp towel. A small amount of carpet shampoo will take care of stubborn stains. Work the carpet shampoo into a light lather. Sponge away the shampoo with a damp sponge and allow to air dry. Don't use carpet shampoo on leather.


  • Clean all the windows using a window cleaner. A newspaper and a paper towel can also be a cleaner. But for tinted windows, a newspaper and a paper towel are not helpful since they might destroy the tint.


  • With the use of vacuum again, remove debris from the dashboard and doors. Wiping them using a clean cloth can also help. Gently do this, making sure the paint will not be destroyed.


  • Spray a small amount of non abrasive cleaner on a towel or rag and gently wipe the dashboard, door handles and all vinyl parts. Allow to air dry.



It is also important to remember the following:



  • Don't use a glossy finish item on the dashboard of your car. It will cause a glare on the windshield and make it hard to see in bright sunlight.

  • Car interior and vinyl protectants are made to protect against sun damage and cracking. Read carefully the instructions before use.

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