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How to clean your car’s interior


As well as being a motoring enthusiast and passionate car owner, Dan Bowden is the Founder of Bowden’s Own Premium Car Care. For more than 15 years, the Bowden family’s company has grown to provide a diverse range of over 30 different liquid car care products, all made locally in Australia. The Bowden’s family car collection is also regarded as one of the best car collections in the world.


Most people clean their car’s interior, but few know how to do it properly without damaging the fabrics, leather or dashboard. Dan shows how to clean your car with step-by-step instructions and what products you should use to get the job done quickly and effectively.

Interior car cleaning essentials Download: Internal Car Cleaning

Step 1: Mats

Your car’s floor mats cop a lot of punishment – muddy boots, spilled food and general wear and tear. Get rid of that deep dirt by cleaning them thoroughly.

Step 2: Vacuum

Whip out the vacuum and suck out all of that dirt and dust that has built up in the crevices and gaps in the car.

Step 3: Deep Clean

Your hard surfaces will have a build-up of sweat, spilled drinks and other liquids. Know what product to use and how to apply it appropriately – it can make a big difference.

Step 4: Vinyl Care

Cleaning your surfaces can leave them looking bland. Applying a finish on your surfaces can give that new-car look and feel while also offering a layer of protection.

Step 5a: Cleaning Cloth Seats

Save time and money. If you have the right product on hand, removing stains from your cloth seats is easier than you think – and you can do it yourself.

Step 5b: Cleaning Leather Seats

It may not be as obvious compared to cloth seats, but there is dirt hiding in your leather seats. Here’s how to remove that dirt without damaging the leather.

Step 6: Seatbelt Cleaning

Over time, seatbelts can become filthy and leave marks on your clothes. Know what product to use and how to apply it without compromising the quality of the material.

Step 7: Glass Cleaning

Cleaning glass can be a real pain if you don’t know how to do it properly. Dan reveals his tricks to avoid leaving streaks and marks.

Step 8: Deodorise

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Keep passengers happy and get that new-car smell to last. Knowing how to deodorise effectively can extend that fresh smell like your car’s hot off the car lot.

Thinking of upgrading your car?

If you’re cleaning up your car with the intention of selling and buying something new, make sure you’re informed of current market prices.

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The information is intended to be of a general nature only. We do not accept any legal responsibility for any loss incurred as a result of reliance upon it – please make your own enquiries.

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