We are asked by many customers how they can hold resale value in their car. The engine, tires and other exterior features are very important and are often given the most attention by their owners but as vehicle specialists, we cannot emphasize interior cleanliness enough. When we are evaluating a car for trade-in or pricing, the interior condition of the car plays a large role in the total value of the vehicle. There are many steps you can take to preserve the interior of your car without spending hundreds of dollars on a detailer.
- Vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Vacuuming your whole car including the floor mats, cargo area, back seats, under the seats and beneath each floor mat is extremely important. These areas can accumulate dirt and dust which, in turn, can lead to bad odors and permanent damage.
- Use an all-purpose cleaner to wipe off dirt and dust from hard surfaces. No one likes to see built up debris in the car.
- Clean all leather with the appropriate cleaners. Use a cotton swap to remove the extra cleaner from cracks or seams.
- Wipe down the inside of all windows with glass cleaner. Streaks can be reduced if the glass cleaner is sprayed directly onto the rag.
Follow some more steps from this article to keep your car healthy and smelling great!
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