Practical Cleaning Tips for Your Mercedes Benz S450's Interior
Investing in a luxury saloon, such as your Mercedes Benz S450, is worth every penny. It's one of Mercedes-Benz's Sonderklasse or "special class" sedans, which offers a variety of features including electronically-controlled rear head restraints, multi-contour seats powered by air chambers to suit an occupant's comfort level, active-ventilated seats to keep its passengers comfortable in any season, and fiber-optic ambient lighting installed on the cabin's footwells, interior door panels, and dashboard. The S450 also boasts luxurious leather interiors, which can match other luxury sedans in its class. Keeping your sedan's interior clean and pristine shouldn't be that difficult. Here are some practical cleaning tips for your car's interior.
Assessment is the first step in cleaning your vehicle's interior. This helps you identify what areas need more cleaning and the tools you'll need to get the job done. Check for tough dirt and stains, which need a little bit of hard work. Inspect the leather seats, vinyl or plastic trimmings, headliner, and carpet. After assessing the interior, pick the right tools such as leather cleaners, vacuum nozzles, medium to soft brushes, and other cleaning aids. These tools will help you clean your car's interior.
- Vacuum all the cabin's areas.
Vacuuming the interior helps remove dirt and other loose debris from your car. Start from the top, which is the headliner, and work all the way down to its carpets. This prevents dirt from sticking to the clean surfaces of your car's interior. Vacuum the interior's farthest corners, especially the rear and passenger side corners. Most of the debris are stuck in these corners. It's best to pay extra attention to these areas. Change the vacuum hose's attachments to reach the interior's tight areas. You can also switch the hose to "blower mode" to allow compressed air to blow out dust particles from the air conditioning vents. This makes it easier to clean them.
- Keep the glass clear by cleaning it.
Cleaning your sedan's glass is also important. It provides you with full visibility while on the road. Don't be timid when cleaning it. Use a glass cleaning solution to remove dirt, oils, and residue from vinyl and plastic gassing. This occurs when these parts are exposed to heat or during summer months. The gas they emit sticks to your vehicle's glass. Spray the glass cleaning solution on a microfiber cloth and wipe the glass. Don't spray it directly on the glass as it may leave stains on the leather upholstery. Apply the solution generously to avoid streaks on the glass.
- Re-vacuum, apply leather conditioner, and remove cabin odor.
Re-vacuuming your car's interior is recommended to remove any remaining dust or dirt. After the second vacuuming, pay attention to the interior's leather seat and trimmings. Treat them with a leather conditioner to keep them supple. Let the conditioner sit for half an hour before wiping them with a dry cloth. This will also protect your leather trimmings and seat covers from cracking and peeling. To remove foul odor from your vehicle's cabin, you can use spray solutions designed to eliminate odor. Check the air conditioner's cabin filter and change it. It may be the source of the foul odor.
Always remember to clean, polish, and protect your Mercedes Benz S450's interior. Taking care of its interior shouldn't be a major task. Follow these tips and you'll enjoy the fruits of your labor.