Quick Detailing Tips for Your Lexus RX400h's Interior
Luxury and prestige are what made Lexus famous. Aside from its stylish body lines and cleanly-designed interior, the Lexus RX400h was also fitted with a 3-liter V6 engine and eventually, a 3.3-liter gasoline-electric hybrid engine. Marquee buyers loved its powerful and robust engine that was also coupled with luxurious seats, a crisp interior, and spacious luggage space. It was a fun, recreational cross-country SUV ideal for both city driving and long-haul trips. Given its well-appointed interior, proper care is necessary to keep it in its perfect condition.
The first step in detailing your interior is by wiping off or vacuuming all the dust. Most car owners start by shampooing the carpet. It's a huge mistake because all the dirt from the dashboard, air conditioning vents, seats, and consoles will end up on the carpet. Start from the top and work your way down to the rubber mats, then the carpets. Vacuum your SUV's headliner, dashboard, vents, door panels, seats, and the consoles. Wipe off the dust from the windows, steering wheel, nooks, and crannies found around the seats. Use a small and soft detailing brush to dust out any remaining dust. Finish everything off with your vacuum cleaner.
- Keep the carpet allergen-free.
The next step in detailing your vehicle's interior is to keep the carpet allergen-free. Most types of allergens—pollens, mildew and fungi—stay or breed not just on the air conditioning vents but also on your car's carpet. Wipe the carpet with a damp cloth dipped in water and soap solution. Let the soapy mixture sit on it for about 5 minutes before using a soft brush. It will help lift dust and dirt particles from the carpet's surface. Work on one area at a time to make sure tough dirt and stains are removed. After removing all the dirt, use a dry rag to wipe them off. Don't let the carpet soak in water because it will invite mold to grow on it. Keep on wiping and draining water off the carpet until it's dry to the touch.
- Shake excess dirt from seat covers and rubber mats.
Dirt and other types of junk are usually found on your SUV's seat covers and rubber floor mats. Compared to the household floor mats, car rubber mats require more attention and a little bit of shaking. Remove these mats and start shaking them to dislodge any dirt from them. Give them a good beating to ensure they're clean. You can also remove your vehicle's seat covers and shake any junk off them. Wipe them using a damp rag to remove any excess dirt.
- Give your interior trimming a good buffing and polishing.
Your mid-sized luxury SUV is famous for its flawless interior. Keeping it that way is a challenge for Lexus owners, but it can be achieved. Plastic, vinyl, and most leather interiors can be cleaned using saddle soap. You can also use special leather or vinyl cleaning products to remove stains. Silicone lubricants can also be applied to your vehicle's dashboard to protect them from the sun's harsh UV rays. Avoid using petroleum-based cleaning products as they can cause your interior's moldings to crack or fade. After applying these products, don't forget to give your interior a good polishing and buffing to keep it spotless and fresh.
Take note of these tips when detailing your Lexus RX400h's interior. Owning this SUV is a privilege—keep its interior clean at all times.