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Keep your car in perfect condition inside and out with these valeting essentials. With a range of thick, ultra-absorbent microfibre cloths and wash mitts and even a car vacuum cleaner on offer, you can make your car interior look better than ever.
When you’re cleaning your car, most people focus on the exterior. This is important, as it’s the part of your car most people will see. However, this does mean many people don’t give their car interiors the same care and attention. If you really want to clean your car inside and out, you’ll need some proper valeting supplies!
Valeting your car makes its seats and carpets look like new, and it gives the inside of your car a bright, fresh feeling. A lot of this is down to the way it smells – as you probably use your car every day, you probably don’t notice the gradual build-up of stale odours that will occur. Once you’ve valeted your car, though, you’ll really notice the difference as soon as you open the driver’s door! This makes valeting a really rewarding experience – you’ll find everything you need to try it yourself on this page!
Every valeter, professional or hobbyist, needs a decent set of wash mitts and microfibre cloths. You’ll be using them for just about every valeting job, so it’s worth getting the best quality you can afford. But how do you know what makes a good cloth? Well, the most important thing to look out for is microfibre – this will help you clean up every particle of dust from your car interior!
Microfibre is made out of thousands of tiny fabric strands woven together. During production, these strands are split dozens of times. Each split increases the surface area of the fibre, which allows it to pick up much more dirt than a normal cloth. This means the tiny particles of dirt are lifted away from the surface you’re cleaning.
Microfibre’s ability to pick up dirt is measured in GSM (Grams per Square Metre). This tells you how dense the fabric is, with higher-GSM fabric feeling thick and soft. The best cloths to look for are around 1000 GSM – they’ll pick up dirt from every nook and cranny of your car interior!
Microfibre mitts are similar to cloths but are made of microfibre fronds that make them better for cleaning out tricky spots. If you want to quickly dust inside your door handles or cup holders, a mitt is a little easier to use than a cloth.
You vacuum the carpets in your house, so why wouldn’t you do the same for your car? You don’t need us to tell you about the benefits of vacuuming, but you may be interested in ways you can make it a little easier for yourself. A specialist car vacuum is ideal for both professional and amateur valeting as it’ll help you work more quickly and efficiently.
Pro-Kleen’s valeting vacuum is made to be lightweight and portable, which naturally makes it much easier to manoeuvre around a cramped car interior. This will help you clean every corner in your car without much fuss – if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right, after all! It also has several nozzle attachments so you can use it on carpets, seats, and even your dashboard without any trouble. When you’re done, it’s easy to empty thanks to its one-touch bin removal system.
Cloths and vacuums are great for getting rid of dust, pet hair, crumbs, and so on from your car. If you just want to give your car a quick clean, this is usually all you’ll need. However, if you want a deep clean that gets rid of caked-in mud, stains, and stale odours, you’ll need to use some upholstery cleaner.
Pro-Kleen’s Fruity Fresh upholstery cleaner is specially designed for car upholstery, so you can use it on your carpeting, mats, and seats. It’ll break down stale odours at their source and freshen up your whole car. Car air fresheners can mask these odours for a while, but to get rid of them for a brighter, fresher feeling, you’ll need to use some upholstery cleaner!
There are three steps to valeting a car. First, empty out any clutter that might be in your car and vacuum it. This will get rid of most of the dust as well as any bigger bits of dirt. Then, you can take care of some of the finer details with a microfibre cloth and a mitt. Make sure you get into every nook and cranny, including your door wells, dashboard, and cup holders. Once you’ve done all that, go in with the upholstery cleaner to clean your seats and carpets. This will make your car feel like it’s brand new again by brightening the fabric in its interior and getting rid of all those stale odours.