You might not know it but your truck’s interior is probably as dirty as its exterior. Under the carpet maybe piles of pebbles and debris accumulated each time you enter your truck. The dirt on your clothing and even the skin can stick to the upholstery, with the vinyl and leather’s grooves and crevices piles up grime. If you eat inside your truck, the dash, consoles and other accessory items may show splatter from the food and drinks. Heavy layers of dust and the UV exposure can also add up to the dirt. Longhorn Truck and Auto Accessories offers its San Antonio clients Mothers® polishes, waxes and cleaners to keep their vehicle looking its best. Whether you plan to do detailing, installing heavy duty truck accessories or just looking to give your truck a quick polish, Longhorn and Mothers® encourages you to find the right tool for each project.
How to clean your truck’s carpet and upholstery
The first step when it comes to cleaning any vehicle’s interior starts with thorough vacumming. The seats, dash, floor and just about everywhere else needs to b vacuumed. Avoid the headliner since it can be tricky to clean and is better with a light brush. A soft, natural bristle brush to make the clingy dirt loosen up from the interior surfaces can actually make the job go faster. Just push the dirt into an accessible corner and then use the vacuum’ crevice tool to pick it up. The vacuum’s crevice attachment can also be used to clean other hard-to-reach areas. Remember that the chemical components of the carpet and upholstery can only carry a minimal dirt environment.
After you’ve vacuumed all the dirt, pebble, and other muck you can now liberally spray the area with an upholstery-specific cleaner. This is to loosen any soil attached to the carpet and interior fabric fibers. Choose a cleaner that is formulated to loosen contaminants trapped in the pile and suspend them for easier removal. After applying the cleaner, rub the area briskly using a towel or brush to really get into the stubborn dirt and stains.