Cleaning the interior of your car
Keeping the interior of your car, truck, or SUV clean and in good shape is an important part of making your vehicle last. American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque has some tips on keeping your car clean inside, and why keeping it clean matters.
Typically, whenever you get in or out of your car, you have something to do and somewhere to be. You may not think about cleaning your interior until you are sitting in the car, but at that point you probably don’t have time to waste. It’s easy to let your car get messy and neglect maintaining your interior, but there are good reasons to keep your car’s interior detailed.
Spilled drinks are a major problem for vehicles, especially modern ones with a lot of electronic devices. Usually when you spill a drink, you are driving, and can’t really pay attention to the road while cleaning up a spill. Liquid immediately makes its way into hard to reach places, and once it dries leaves a sticky residue behind. This residue causes window switches to stop working, buttons to get stuck, and sliders and levers that allow your seat to adjust to get jammed, to name a few issues. If you spill a drink inside your vehicle, take the time to clean it properly as soon as possible - if you spilled it onto anything electronic, it doesn’t hurt to take it to the shop for disassembly and thorough cleaning.
Another aspect of cleaning your vehicle is applying protective agents such as ArmorAll. These chemicals are specific to the types of materials inside a vehicle. They condition these materials, prevent sun damage, and provide a protective layer which prohibits spills and stains from damaging your interior.
Food and debris also negatively affect your vehicles interior components. Blockage from small debris cause seat belt buckles to malfunction, seats to stop working, steering wheel buttons to stick, and a wide variety of other issues. Keep interior components clear of any obstructions. For what you can’t do yourself, find a good car detailer. A good detailer removes seats and plastic dash and console pieces and pays close attention to every inch of your interior. Detailing is one of those areas where you typically get what you pay for; a good detailing job takes hours, so ask yourself how good the job will be if you see “20-dollar detailing” advertised.
If you know you’ve spilled something where it doesn’t belong, think your switches, buttons, or components may be dirty and gummed up, or notice anything inside your car that doesn’t work, bring it by American Auto Clinic and let our technicians take a look. Whether something needs a simple cleaning, or a component needs to be replaced entirely, we have you covered.
Thank you for visiting American Auto Clinic in Albuquerque, NM. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.
Schedule your appointment today by calling (505) 884-2303.