If you want to keep your car in good shape and hold on to its value, then you need to clean it inside and outside on a regular basis. Cleaning the inside of your car is often a real chore, especially if you have kids that drop sticky food and crumbs. The easy way to keep the interior of your car nice and clean is to have it detailed. Here's what you can expect.

Carpet Cleaning

The carpet in your car takes a beating from dirty shoes and ground in grit. It also gets stains and spills that make it sticky and ugly. Vacuuming isn't enough to keep it in good shape. When you have a full interior detail, the carpet is cleaned as well as vacuumed. It may even be treated with a stain resistant spray to help keep it clean.

One thing to keep in mind when you have a full interior detail is that the price varies according to the condition of your car. If your car is cleaned on a regular basis, then it's much easier to do, and the work goes faster. The carpet also has a better chance of staying free of stains and damage. If you let your car go until you're ready to sell it, it might not be possible to restore the carpet to its full beauty. The work to clean it is more intense, and it takes longer, so you'll probably pay more.

Upholstery Cleaning And Conditioning

If you have leather seats, they will be cleaned and conditioned. If you have fabric seats, they will be cleaned and vacuumed. One of the worst things for car seats is pet hair. It's often difficult to remove from fabric. If you travel with your pet, consider throwing a towel or seat protector over your seats to protect them. This keeps hair off your clothing and makes the seats easier to clean.

Surface Cleaning

Another important part of a full interior detail is cleaning the hard surfaces such as the dash and console. This includes cleaning out gummy residue from spilled drinks and food. However, if you want the console and glove box cleaned on the inside too, you should remove all the contents. The detailers may not clean anything that contains personal property. Cleaning the dash and other surfaces of your car makes it look new again. The dash has a lustrous look, and your car smells clean and fresh. It's almost as good as having a new car again.

When you're busy, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour or two cleaning up the inside of your car. You probably couldn't do as good of a job as professionals either. Instead, treat yourself to a full interior detail every few weeks so that your car is always ready for family and friends without worry about them picking up dog hairs or smelling a moldy carpet.

For more information, contact a company like CD AUTO DETAILING.