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How to Clean Car Carpet

How to Clean Car Carpet

When was the last time your car carpet had a deep clean? Every day dirt, dander, and debris settle into your vehicle carpets leaving behind stains and smells that can leave your carpets stained and reduce the value of your car. 

Car carpet cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore. Taking the time every few months to do a thorough deep clean can keep your car looking showroom clean and fresh. 

Let’s review how to clean your car carpet so you can get the most enjoyment out of driving your vehicle.

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If you have ever wondered how to clean carpet in a car, then you should start by organizing your vehicle so you don’t miss a spot. Remove any loose items such as change, receipts, and other items stored around your vehicle. If you don’t have an older vehicle, consider investing in a vehicle organizer to reduce clutter and make it easier to find those gas receipts at tax time.

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Remove Mats

People who live in colder climates will be used to installing and removing snow mats every year. Remove these mats before you begin car carpet cleaning so you don’t miss a spot.


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Vacuum the Carpet

You may wonder how to shampoo a carpet, but first, you have to vacuum the vehicle to remove any leftover dirt and debris. This will allow the shampoo to better absorb and provide a deeper clean.


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Treat the Stains

Just like a carpet in your home, sometimes shampoo doesn’t always work to get your carpets looking spotless. This is where a spot treatment can do the trick. Water and paper towels should do the trick for most spots, but for deeper spots such as grease or ink, use a chemical cleaner or light paint thinner to break up the dirt and get a deep clean.


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Clean Remaining Surface Areas

Once you have treated and cleaned the carpet, now you can move on to how to wash car mats, such as rubber mats. In the case of these types of mats, it is safe to remove them from your vehicle and use a pressure washer to remove dirt and grime. 

If you are trying to remove pet odors, try Borax or baking soda lightly sprinkled onto the carpet mat. Let it sit for a few minutes then vacuum for a fresh scent. 

For other surfaces on your vehicle make sure to use an approved cleaner designed for vehicle interiors. Cleaners with harsh chemicals could stretch or damage surfaces like dashboards and leather. 

Use a gentle cloth and work in a circular motion. Do not apply too much pressure and always make sure that any cleaning agents are removed completely to avoid permanently staining the finish on your vehicle.


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Vacuum Again

Once you have completed all the surfaces of your vehicle including car mats, seats, and dash, run your vacuum over your cat mats again to make sure you get any leftover dirt or debris. This will give your vehicle a final polished look.


Call Us Today!

Getting your car professionally detailed by the experts at Redfox Car Detailing can not only make the interior and exterior of your vehicle look like you just drove it off the lot, but it will also ensure the job is done safely.  We only use the best cleaning and restoration products to protect the finish of your vehicle and give it that showroom sparkle. Contact us today for more information or to book an appointment.


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