Unless you’re driving a convertible, many car owners worry much less about their car’s interior because they assume it’s perfectly protected by the exterior. However, the interior of a vehicle is just as at risk and requires some intervention on your part in order to preserve the quality, comfort, and value of your car. Here are some of the ways to protect your car’s interior.
It’s simple, but performing regular basic maintenance will take your car far. Putting in the effort to clean the interior will protect it from contaminants that would damage your car, promote rust, or leave behind hideous odors and stains. Many interiors come with carpeting that’s infamous for trapping lingering grime and odors. Your mats will become worn down over time and should be replaced sooner rather than later.
Avoiding the Sun
One of the lesser-known ways to protect your car’s interior is to avoid letting your vehicle sit in the sun. The UV rays are harmful to your car and will dry out and crack the dashboard and seats of your car because of how much heat they absorb. Making the effort to park in the shade or under some sort of shelter goes a long way to protecting your car’s interior.
Treating the Material
Speaking of the leather seat and dashboards, there are things you can do to further maintain them. For the seats, making use of leather cleaner and conditioner will help preserve their quality and keep the leather supple and soft. This will help prevent having to replace the seats for a long time. As for the dashboard, you must take more preventative measures. Investing in a sun-screen to place in the windscreen or a UV blanket to place over your dash will shield it from the sun’s UV rays.