Tips for your car interior: keep the inside of your car as new !
Interior car cleaning
The inside of the car is one of the most affected part in time and we'd better give away in case we have neglected the "health". Over the years, the wheel will suffer significant wear, as well as upholstery -especially if you have small children-or plastics when we begin to hear crickets and friction by a mismatch of parts. Odors may also occur.
To avoid all that we talked to Regis Nicolas , owner of the garage workshop, specializing in the restoration of Mercedes classics, and these are their recommendations:
There are many cleaning products for the plastics of the cabin, but the most recommended are specific for plastic wipes or sprays. It is important that the cleaner in question is also protective for plastic, it is usually put on the label. This prevents cracks or discoloration.
To clean the upholstery is sufficient a cloth moistened with water and some soap, but if you want perfect results, you can use some limpiatapicerķas as offered by the brand Einszett -worth about 7 euros. It is a spray that after applying it directly onto the fabric, rub with a brush or a cloth. If you have leather upholstery, to clean you will need just a cloth dampened in water-that will not be dripping. Then, apply a protective treatment for leather and repeat every two to three months. It is crucial for removing the typical and unsightly cracks. The best product on the market for this purpose is Duragloss Leather Shampoo -for about 11 euro.
The dashboard is often discolored by the effect of sunlight on it. To avoid this, it is often enough to keep all items clean-dashboard, seats ... - although, if you park in the sun, it never hurts to cover the windscreen with a metallic roller sunshade, available at any parts store from 2 euro. Not a bad idea to cover the windows or rear window with towels. However, you should always park in the shade, both for your own comfort and the preservation of the interior.
Air fresheners ... affecting the fabric or plastic to be spilled? Depends on the environment, but if the label set containing essential oils or dyes, yes, we must be careful not to leave the liquid it contains, it could hurt us the skin of the hands and cause stains on plastic and tissue passenger compartment.
Temperature changes produced by air conditioning or heating are never as sharp as to directly affect the carrier material. Although the car is parked in the sun and put the air conditioner on top of power, it is rare that any material will suffer.
Typically, over time and the miles, they produce noises and crickets on the dashboard. Depends on the quality of their settings, but usually occur from the 100,000 km. In this case, it is usual to be more, so they should go to a workshop to correct the items of adjustment, from 30 euro. However, if you see that a screw or nut is loose, you can tighten yourself.
The carrier has metal moving parts , the door hinges, seat rails ... - and it is always a good idea to grease it. It is therefore desirable that every six months, these elements to be greased with a lubricant spray-pitch very little or you will be dirty. The best is spray lubricant WD-40 and costs about 6 euro.
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