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Taking care of your car seats and interior

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-Preserve it and enjoy it-

These days the only way we have our car seats looked after is by going to car washes and valets. It is quick and convenient, your vehicle gets a good scrub down while you admire from a distance with a double-thick chocolate milkshake in your hand. But at Women Torque we believe that even though if you don’t do it, you should at least know how to do it, we believe it is important, as we spend more time in the comfort of our cars than we would like to believe. It is our absolute pleasure to enlighten our readers today by sharing how you can to take care of your seats and interior.

And it goes without saying as follows:

·         Spray it!

As the good, old saying goes prevention is better than cure and thus it would be a wise decision to invest in a quality upholstery protecting solution or spray to ensure that your vehicle’s interior is preserved for as long as possible. Upholstery protecting solutions are wonderful in the sense that not only do they repel against stains but when disaster eventually does strike, it helps to make the cleanup process tear and sweat-free.

·         Bring out the big guns.

If you lead a rumbustious and carefree life or have rowdy children, upholstery protection spray might not be sufficient enough to maintain your seats. I would suggest investing in good quality seat covers to protect your seats from the nasty apple juice and pesky lipstick stains. Most covers are universal and easy to remove when they need to be cleaned. Some covers are even waterproof or thickly padded to keep your seats from saturation and being ruined.

·         Try a little DIY.

For those of you who have material seats and chaotic lives. Try mixing ¼ cup of baking soda with a cup of water to form a paste and apply this directly onto the stain. Let it sit for 30min to an hour for it to erode way at the soiled seat and then gently scrub it off with a brush or cloth. This is a mild cleanser to ensure that the frustratingly stubborn smear will vanish but it won’t tarnish your seats simultaneously.

·         Take care of your baby.

At the end of the day, a little bit of self-discipline and parental authority can take you a long way. Simple things such as teaching your children not to put their feet on the seats and regular vacuuming will be useful in looking after your interior and it won’t cost you a cent. It is a simple but effective lifestyle change.

Looking after your car’s interior isn’t strenuous or supposedly a serious issue with regards to safety or anything of that sorts, but it is an aspect that comes into play if you ever want to sell your vehicle. The interior of a car tells you a lot about whether that car has been looked after or not. Remember: if you take care of your car, it will provide you with many happy miles.

Written by: Nita Stadler