Tips for keeping your car’s upholstery in good condition

When it comes time to sell your car, keeping the inside clean is just as important as maintaining a spotless exterior.

In fact, this can help to preserve your car's value. Here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure you keep your car's inside looking spick and span.

How should you brush your seats

Often the cause of stained seat fabric is crumbs and drink spills. While you could ban food and drink from your car, another option is to regularly brush debris from your seats.

A soft bristle brush is best as this can help the small fabric fibres stand up, making the rest of the cleaning job easier.

Will a vacuum help?

One of the simplest ways to remove unwanted debris from your car is to give it a once-over with a vacuum. 

If you have an attachment hose, it is a good idea to use it to remove all debris is quickly and easily. This can help you to get into the cracks and crevices properly.

How can you clean dirty car seats?

If your car seats still look dirty after you have removed all debris, you can use a damp cloth on the surface to lit off the built-up grime. Be careful not to use too much water as this can soak the seats and cause dirt to seep further into your upholstery. 

How to remove stains from your upholstery?

Stains can occur no matter how careful you are. When you first spill something in your car it is important to blot the area as soon as possible to remove as much liquid as possible. You should also dilute the stain with water and continue blotting.

When you get home, you should treat it with a special upholstery cleaner. Make sure you do a test clean first to ensure it won't replace one stain with another.