17 June 2019

How to clean car with steam: what you need to know

How to clean car with steam: what you need to know

Having a clean car is not always easy, especially for those who constantly have to work or have a large family with lots of pets. But why resorting to expensive specialist car washes when you have a do-it-yourself solution at your fingertips?

Steam cleaning your car interior allows you to remove dirt, to wash, and to sanitize seats and any other interior surfaces, without needing any additional products. If you are lucky enough to have a steam cleaner at home, you can clean car's interiors, from top to bottom, with incredible results and minimum effort. Here are some tips to steam clean car well avoiding mistakes.


The correct cleaning of car and its interiors is an operation that should be performed regularly, not only to make the vehicle presentable and tidy, but also to keep it in prime condition longer.

Dirt, dust, food remnants, human and animal hair tend to accumulate every day and using a car wash can be expensive. It’s better opting for a convenient and effective DIY solution. Without needing to resort to chemicals or alternative natural remediessteam cleaning car interior guarantees hygienic results, too.

Thanks to multifunctional vacuum cleaner and sanitizing power of steam, you can perfectly clean every corner of passengers compartments, including seats, mats, and trunk. Several steam cleaners are also equipped with fabric brush, perfect for effectively cleaning seats.


Before starting to steam clean car interior, we suggest clearing out any unnecessary objects and emptying ashtrays and bins. Once you've done this, you can start focusing on cleaning car interior, not forgetting trunk and storage areas, removing all the dust and dirt with a vacuum cleaner or a multi-purpose steam and vacuum cleaner.

Once dust and dirt have been removed, you can start steam cleaning, while remembering to adjust the intensity and the jet of steam in order to avoid damaging any surfaces. With the steam jet or the special car cleaning brush you can wash and sanitize the glove compartment, roof interior, mats, floor, pedals, center console, trunk interior, and even the engine compartment.


One of the good reasons for choosing a steam cleaner for car’s interiors is the opportunity to thoroughly wash and sanitize seats and fabric upholstery.

After the preliminary phase of suction and removal of dirt, you can clean the fabric seats with a steam cleaner. If you've never done it before, we suggest that you test the steam on a small, less visible surface before proceeding with the rest; after the test, you can steam clean all interiors without concern.

Steam cleaning leather seats deserves a separate discussion. As a general rule, this procedure is not recommended as the leather tends to expand due to heat and may be damaged or stained. In this case, it's better to use specific products for cleaning leather or contact a professional.

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