Most vehicle owners are proud to drive a shiny, sparkling clean car for everyone to see – but how is the inside of your vehicle looking these days? If you are cringing at the mere thought of it, you shouldn’t feel too bad since interior detailing tends to be one of the more forgotten and most unlikable chores to do for drivers in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Georgetown, Vaughan and the rest of the GTA. That being said, it’s important to keep the inside of your vehicle in top condition and here are several reasons why:

Retain Value in your Vehicle

Rarely do we keep a car for life these days so the odds are good you will be trading in or selling off your vehicle one day. To make sure you get the most return available on your large investment, take proper care of your vehicle and regularly maintain its interior as gingerly as the exterior.

Stain Removal and Prevention

There are a number of different surfaces in your vehicle and they are comprised of all sorts of materials. Leather, vinyl, fabrics, carpeting and plastics of various kinds help make the inside of your car look good but they can also get dirty, even if you’re good at keeping it tidy. The fact is, we spend a lot of time in our vehicles and stains happen, often, especially if you have kids in the car! Having your vehicle’s interior detailed on a regular basis will address all those unsightly stains, big and small, and also help prevent them from happening with the application of the right cleaning and maintenance products for each of the surfaces in your vehicle.

Disinfect Vehicle Surfaces

How many times a day do you touch the interior surfaces of your car? Think about the stereo buttons, the ignition, the clutch, the steering wheel, the safety belt locking mechanism and the glove compartment box. You’ve probably touched them a million more times than you imagine and just think how many times you or the passengers cleaned your hands before you did. The gross fact is the inside of your car is way dirtier than it appears. It’s easy to happen, too; cross contamination from money, food, drinks, and the oils from your hands is everywhere you touched so it’s a good idea to have all the surfaces in your vehicle properly cleaned and disinfected by a professional team because they know the right products to use as the dashboard and areas where there are more technical auto components can be sensitive to certain cleaners and a rough touch.

Protect Upholstery from Environmental Damage

If you have window tinting already, sun damage is less of a problem but if not, it’s important to remember that the ultra violet rays from the sun are intense, especially in the summer. Windshields tend to provide more protection from UVA and UVB rays as compared to the side windows because they use glass that underwent a different, less expensive treatment than what is required for the windscreen. That means more intense rays of sunshine are coming into your vehicle and that can damage the interior fabrics and finishes over the long term. Even in the winter months, it’s important to keep the interior clean regularly because even with rubber mats, salt and water erosion can still take place. A professionally done auto detailing job means the proper attention will be given to address any fabric damage on the carpeting and seating and the proper cleaning and fabric maintenance products will be used. Also important to note, fabrics and carpeting tends to be made more cheaply these days, even in high end vehicles, and too much force used in the cleaning process can promote premature wear and fraying.

Keep Allergies at Bay

It’s easier to maintain a clean car than it is to deal with a dirty one, so it’s recommended you get an interior car detailing job done as the seasons change. One of the overlooked aspects by vehicle owners is vacuuming all the nooks and crannies of your car’s interior. It’s easy for crumbs from food and residue from drinks to build up in a short period of time. Vacuuming and proper cleaning of all the surfaces, carpeting and seating upholstery gets rid of dust and dirt and possible mould growth; all of which through prolonged exposure can actually lead to allergic reactions or general decrease in health to you and your passengers.