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Interior

A clean interior contributes to your feeling of well-being and reflects our state of mind. Cluttered surroundings are indicative of cluttered thoughts.

The aim of this course is to develop thinking ability so as to be able to focus on and respond to events taking place outside the vehicle. Having a clean and tidy interior will be conducive to this.

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Maintenance Cleaning Interior

💡 Tips for cleaning interior

  • Clear out any litter.

  • Remove floor mats and shake them out. Leave outside the vehicle so that you can brush or vacuum later.

  • Clear out anything in cup holders or ash trays.

  • Vacuum interior, including seat crevices. Do so before wiping any surfaces down as you don't want finer dust from the vacuum landing on the clean surfaces.

  • Vacuum or brush mats and return to vehicle. Make sure the mats fit properly and are secure, especially in the drivers footwell. You don't want a mat with a lifted corner or side to get stuck under any pedal that could interfere with the proper operation of the vehicle.

  • Using a damp cloth or chamois, wipe down the surfaces. Make sure the cloth is damp and not wet, which will leave watermarks.

  • Use Q-tips to get to hard to hard to reach areas.

  • DO NOT use any polish on the dashboard. This will make the surface extremely reflective and sunlight will glare into your eyes, affecting your vision and making it more difficult to detect the presence of other road users. The less reflective the dashboard, the better.

  • Lastly clean windows. See windows.

? What can I use to clean my car dashboard?

The best way to clean a car dashboard depends on the materials used in the dashboard.

For a dashboard made of vinyl, plastic, or rubber, you can use a mild all-purpose cleaner, a microfiber cloth, and a soft-bristled brush to clean the dashboard. Be sure to avoid using abrasive materials or cleaners that contain ammonia or alcohol, which can cause damage or discoloration.

For a dashboard made of leather, you should use a cleaner specifically designed for leather surfaces, a microfiber cloth, and a soft-bristled brush. Avoid using water or any cleaner that contains alcohol or solvents, which can damage the leather.

Regardless of the type of dashboard, it's essential to avoid spraying cleaning products directly onto the dashboard. Instead, spray the cleaner onto a microfiber cloth or applicator pad, then apply it to the dashboard. This will help prevent any excess cleaner from getting onto other parts of the car and potentially causing damage.

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