If your new BMW is your pride and joy, then you are going to want to keep it looking like it just came off the forecourt for as long as possible! Whatever model you have, BMW’s are engineered to last and to offer you excellent reliability, but taking care of how your BMW looks is down to you! No matter how clean and shiny a car is on the outside, a dusty, dirty or clutter filled interior makes the car look older and less appealing.
You may think only passengers will notice this, but actually, if people stop to admire your car when it’s parked and see a less than spotless interior they are going to be far less impressed! Here are some ways to ensure your car’s inside areas look like new for years to come:
Keep the Inside Clean
Every time you clean your car on the outside, take care of the interior too. Clean any leather upholstery and apply a leather treatment to help keep it in its best condition. Machine wash your floor mats from time to time, and use a small vacuum cleaner to get rid of crumbs, dirt from your shoes, and other particles on your carpet. Sometimes, you may also want to do a more thorough clean and clean things like the parcel shelf and ceiling.
Make Sure it Smells Good
You should also make sure your car smells fresh, especially if you smoke or eat in it or carry your dog. Air fresheners are all well and good, but to remove stubborn smells try sprinkling baking soda in your car and leaving it overnight. Hoover it out the next day and it will have neutralized any odors. It is far better to neutralize smells than attempt to cover them up with fragranced air fresheners, and this method is far cheaper than using odor neutralizing sprays like Febreze. On a warm, breezy day, if you have a driveway or another suitable place to do it, you should also leave all the doors open just to let the car air out (stay with your car when you do this, for security reasons).
Different BMWs have different spaces for carrying luggage and shopping, for example the trunk. These areas can very easily become damaged or dirty, just because they often have bulky things in them that shift around as you drive and can scratch or wear down the upholstery. A lot of people carry tools and auto body supplies in these spaces, which can be chunky, hefty pieces that can easily mess up the interior of the trunk, and can also leave traces of dirt and oil when they have been used. Use a good trunk liner which can be easily removed and cleaned as a way to defend the original trunk upholstery of your BMW car.
Keeping your car clean and fresh on the inside, as well as protected from damage, will keep the car looking and feeling as good as new for longer.