3 Ways to Protect Your Car’s Interior

3 Ways to Protect Your Car's Interior

Many times, car guys obsess over their car’s exterior appearance, not thinking that they are going to spend more time over the life of their car looking at their vehicle’s interior.
Getting your interior detailed is about more than just keeping your dash dust-free, however. Cleaning and protecting your car’s interior will not only extend the life of your car but keep it “like new” for much longer. Even the biggest neat freak among us needs to take care of their car’s interior now and then.

Between rush hour traffic, road trips and even just the quick trip to the grocery store equate to us living in our cars. Smudges on the glass, fries dropped between the seats and the powerful effects of the sun can all wreak havoc on our car’s interior.

Over time, you may wonder what happened to that pristine interior your car had when you first drove it off the lot. The good news is that it’s not that hard to get that “showroom shine” back.

Everything in its Place

The biggest enemy of a clean car interior is all the random dirt and trash that accumulates if you aren’t on top of it. A day at the beach results in sand on your floors, a trip through the drive-thru leaves wrappers and food strewn about. Keeping the trash picked up and vacuuming your car’s interior every now and then will go a long way to protecting your interior.
Having a designated garbage bag is one way to keep your car free of trash. Taking a small amount of time every couple weeks to clean glass, vacuum your floors and wiping down cloth and plastic surfaces can save you a lot of time scrubbing stubborn stains later.

An Extra Layer of Protection

To give your car another line of defense against spills, have a professional apply an aftermarket fabric protector like Scotchgard. At Z-One, we use only Scotchgard products to help maintain your car’s fabric. When Scotchgard Fabric Protector is applied to your vehicle’s cloth surfaces, spills remain on the top of the fabric instead of being absorbed and staining.
Scotchgard Carpet Protector can also help keep mud, dirt, grime, and sand at bay. Scotchgard carpet treatment applied by Z-One will keep your carpets protected and easier to keep clean.

Throwing Shade

No matter how clean you try to keep your car, some damaging effects will always find a way through. The suns rays can be hard on your car’s interior, and there’s really no way to completely shut out damaging UV rays, especially when driving. However, there are some ways to mitigate damage.
Especially in the summer, parking in a shady spot is a good way not only to keep your car cool but keep the interior protected. However, nice shady spots aren’t always in abundance. Keeping a windshield sunshade handy can help protect your interior from fading and cracking. It’s also a good idea to keep your dash dusted with a microfiber cloth. Accumulating dust can lead to scratched surfaces if they aren’t wiped down every so often.
Scotchgard doesn’t neglect your interior vinyl and leather surfaces, with products designed to protect from the sun’s UV rays. Scotchgard’s non-greasy formula leaves a rich satin sheen as well, so there’s no residue.
To keep your vehicle in the same condition it was when you drove it off the lot, a visit to Z-One Auto Appearance Store is your best bet. Contact us today to find out more about our aftermarket interior care services featuring Scotchgard.