No matter how vigilant you are when it comes to your car’s interior, it is still very likely that eventually, your car’s interior will get dirty and stained. Now, while it sucks to have stains on your seats or floor mats, it is not the end of the world. You can very easily remove even the most stubborn stains from your car’s interior. All you need to do is bring your car to an auto detailer. Auto detailers will be able to remove tough stains and make your interior look and smell the way it did when you first bought your car. In this article, we are going to explain exactly what auto detailers do when confronted with tough stains. Obviously, every detailer is not the same and some may do stain removal differently than others, this is just meant to give you a broad idea of what happens to your interior when you bring it into an auto detailer.
“Steam cleaning combined with thorough soaping is almost always enough to remove any stains”
The first thing a detailer will do when confronted with tough stains is to begin soaping up the interior. Now, detailers will not just regular soap. Instead, they will use specialty extractor soap. For those not familiar with extractor soap, it is a very special kind of soap meant to be used the interiors of cars. The soap gets deep into the material of the seats and the carpet and begins breaking down stains. It works on all sorts of difficult stains, including grease, oil, food, coffee, and any other kinds of stains that you can think of. Although the soap is strong, it will not damage the material of your car’s interior like some other high-intensity soaps.
Many auto detailers use steam cleaners to deal with stains. We all know how steam cleaning works, so we will not explain that here. Steam cleaning alone is not enough to get rid of stains, but, it is still very important. Steam cleaning does 2 very important things. Firstly, it begins the process of breaking down the stains. Secondly, the steam helps brings the stains closer to the surface, which makes it easier for the stains to be removed. Steam cleaning combined with thorough soaping is almost always enough to remove any stains.
Regular monthly detailing
You shouldn’t only bring your car to an auto detailer when you have stains that need to be removed. You should make a habit of getting your car detailed at least once a month. When you bring your car in for its monthly detail, the detailers probably will not be as thorough as above (since the above techniques are only necessary to get rid of major stains), however, they will still give your car’s interior a thorough cleaning.
You may be tempted to get rid of any stains in your car yourself. While it is true that you can buy all the same tools and equipment that auto detailers use, it is still recommended that you let professionals handle stain removal. Removing major stains from a car’s interior is a very time-consuming process, so it is better to let the professionals take care of it.