How To Maintain Your Car

How To Maintain Your Car

Got a road trip planned in your diary? Especially now that the summer months are nearly here. Read on to find out how to use 1001 and WD-40 to get your car looking great and smelling fresh.

Things you will need

  • Vacuum

  • Extension Cord

  • Microfibre cloth

  • 1001 Carpet Stain Remover

  • Densely bristled brush

  • Clean cloth

  • WD-40 Multi-Use Product

  • 1001 Carpet Fresh Spring Blossom and Mandarin

  1. Step 1: Get vacuuming

    Use the extender cord on your vacuum or, even better, a handheld vacuum to get into the nooks and crannies of your car. Start from the top to the bottom, so any dust, dirt or debris that may fall to the floor will be picked up at the end when you vacuum the footwells.

    01 vacuuming
  2. Step 2: Maintain your dashboard

    Spray your dashboard with WD-40 Multi-Use Spray and wipe with a soft sponge to ensure there’s an even coating over the whole thing and give it time to lift grime. After five minutes, wipe the WD-40 coating away with a dry cloth to leave the surface shining. And for the finishing touch, apply another coat but lighter this time and rub it gently into the surface to leave a protective barrier.

    2 wipe dashboard
  3. Step 3: Clean your car’s interior with 1001

    For your leather trims, follow the instructions of a quality leather cleaner to keep your seats and trims looking as good as new. For your fabric upholstery, use 1001 Carpet Stain Remover!

    Floor mats and seats: to remove stains, apply 1001 Carpet Stain Remover, it’s quick and easy to do. Shake the can and massage into the area and wait no more than five minutes for it to work its magic. Use a dry cloth to blot the area and leave to dry, then give it a vacuum and pop it back into the car.

    3 carpet stain remover
  4. Step 4: Make easy work of tricky areas

    Lightly spray WD-40 Multi-Use on door handles, vents and cup holders and use an old toothbrush to lift and remove dust, dirt and debris. And be careful with delicate fixings in your car, be gentle when brushing these areas. Once you’re happy with the results, lightly spray WD-40 Multi-Use again to protect.

    4 WD-40 multi-use product
  5. Step 5: Make your windows sparkle

    Remove dirty fingerprints and smudges with a little WD-40 Multi-Use. Spray the window and wipe the glass in a circular motion using a microfibre cloth! You can do the same with your interior mirrors and chrome fixings – you’ll be amazed with the results.

    5 windows sparkle
  6. Step 6: Spritz your favourite 1001 Carpet Fresh Spring Blossom & Mandarin

    For nothing but good vibes and to make your car smell as clean as it looks, get your favourite scent in hand and spray your car’s floor mats. Our special formula will get rid of musty smells and breathe new life into it. What’s more, there’s no need to wipe away or vacuum – Carpet Fresh dries rapidly and gets to work quickly – it’s really so simple.

    6 1001 Carpet Fresh

Where can I get my hands on 1001?

Get your car summer-ready and grab your favourite cleaning products from to B&M, Home Bargains, The Range and Savers or online from Amazon.


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