4 Tips For Keeping Your Electric Car’s Interior Perfect
You’ve been wanting to get into an electric car for a long time now. Finally, your dream has come true, and you are enjoying riding around in your new car. It is a testament to all the hard work it took to get you to this point, and you’re eager about lessening your impact on the environment. Now that you have a nice electric car, you really want to do what you can to keep the interior looking perfect for as long as you possibly can. The following are four tips to help you achieve this goal.
Smoking isn’t just bad for you, or your kids – it can also be bad for your car, according to Psychology Today. Nothing can destroy the clean interior of a car like a person who allows themselves or others to smoke in their car. Not only can this leave behind a bad odor, but smoke can leave stains on the interior of your car too. Plus, if you ever wanted to resell your car, smoking can considerably lower the resale value.
No Eating in the Car
Another fast and hard rule to stick by, if you want the interior of your new electric car to remain factory perfect, is to not eat or drink in the car. Due to their very nature, car interiors can get heavily contaminated, and some stains are harder to remove than others. Leather, fabric, and carpet upholstery are surprisingly delicate materials that will absorb whatever spills on them, ruining them permanently. The best policy is to skip the drive-through and just go inside the restaurant to eat or wait to eat until you get home. Then there is no chance of getting food stains on your car’s interior, and your car will be much cleaner for the effort.
Leave the Pets at Home
You might think it is a good idea to allow your dog to take a ride in the backseat of your new car. Do not risk it unless you have some sort of cover for the seat. All it takes is for your dog to get bored and he could start chewing on the seats, or he could get carsick. Either way, it won’t look pretty.
If you want the interior of your car to look brand new and perfect all the time, then you are going to have to do some regular cleaning and maintenance. Once a week vacuuming to make sure that dirt and grime do not get embedded in your seats or carpeting is going to be a good habit to get into. Be careful with how you clean though! According to AutoPreme, a car floor mat manufacturer, there are usually two types of leather car seats. Those with perforated holes and those without. You’re going to want to look closely at your seats before doing any cleaning, as you will want to check your car’s manual or a professional’s specific cleaning instruction. One rule though, is that if you have perforated leather, you should not clean it with water, cleanser, or conditioner.
You have had your car for a while now, and you have strictly followed all the essential rules. You have been rewarded with an interior that looks as amazing as when you drove your Tesla off the showroom floor. You have proven to yourself that a little responsible interior care truly can lead to perfect results when it comes to how awesome your car looks on the inside and make it last forever. And now that you have a green vehicle, be sure to look into greener ways to get around for your kids, teenagers, and other people in your lives. Hoverboards in particular are a great way to introduce people to getting around cleaner (and cooler).