Owning a car has more perks than simply hopping in and driving off whenever you need to go to work, run an errand, or go to a new, fun destination.
Cleaning and maintaining your vehicle will make your riding experience that much more pleasurable, including sprucing up the crevices between your car seats.
A vacuum with a thin hose attachment, wire bristle brushes, and a grabber tool can be of good help. You can also use a vortex air tool to displace the dirt and then vacuum clean.
Here is how to clean between car seats thoroughly and efficiently for a more satisfying polish using one of seven effective methods.
1. Use a Car Vacuum With a Thin Hose Attachment
Vacuum your car with a hose connector thin enough to fit between your car seats’ crevices. This method is the most effective because vacuums are powerful enough to suck up almost anything between your car seats.
While you can use the thinnest hose at your local car wash, you can also invest in a handheld car vacuum such as the Black and Decker AdvancedClean Cordless Hand Vacuum.
It’s great for the on-the-go because you do not have to plug it into an outlet.
Plus its hose is as skinny as the thinnest hose at your local car wash that can suck away all the fallen food, dust, and debris accumulated in between car seat crevices.
Use the same vacuum directly on your seats for a final touch-up.
2. Utilize Wire Bristle Brushes
The Navtue six-count wire brush set comes with two black wire bristle brushes for removing dirt and grime, two silver bristle brushes for removing rust, and two gold wire bristle brushes for grinding and polishing.
Utilize one of the two black wire bristle brushes to agitate some of the dust and dirt lodged in car seat crevices for a more thorough clean when vacuuming.
3. Invest in a Vortex Air Tool
A Vortex air tool can push up all the dirt and dust particles in the crevices of your car seats. The air tool is compatible with an air compressor that blows out 60 to 90 psi of air pressure.
As you blow air into each crevice, you should move the corresponding seat on its rail tracks so that the pressure moves the dirt and dust to the forefront for easy vacuuming.
Place the Vortex air tool into each separate crevice in the front seat for an optimal clean.
If you can, position the Vortex air tool underneath the front and passenger seats by starting from the back after you have pushed the dirt forward from the crevices.
View this YouTube demonstration for a more visual presentation on how to correctly utilize the tool.
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4. Get a Multi-Purpose Grabber Tool
Grabber tools are for more than reaching things in your home from hard-to-reach places. Keep an Unger grabber tool in your car as an easy and stress-free way to remove large objects stuck in between your car seat crevices.
Goodbye old and crusty french fries from your last fast food run. Say hello to the grocery receipt you thought you lost two weeks ago.
The Unger grabber is durable enough to pick up small and large objects because of its ergonomically-constructed rubber and magnetic grip.
If you lost a piece of jewelry or a few coins down in your car seat’s crevices, the Unger grabber tool’s magnetic tip can attract these items fast for quicker retrieval.
5. A Microfiber Cloth With a Hand Tool
Here is a DIY way to clean between car seats. Wrap a microfiber cloth around a flathead screwdriver or another type of skinny hand tool that can fit in between your car seat’s crevices.
Microfiber is made of positive-charged materials that can easily pick up dirt and grime from in between car seat crevices.
Therefore, if you want to skip vacuuming in between the seats, this handy DIY cleaning method works wonders.
Expert Tip: When you are finished getting all the dirt from in between the seats, hand wash the microfiber cloth in a bathroom sink, ring it out, and hang it to dry.
You should not place a microfiber cloth in the same laundry load as your regular towels because it will harbor all the dirt and dust rather than get cleaned because of its positive-charged materials.
6. Try Microfiber Detail Duster Sticks
To save time and upkeep from having to clean the same microfiber cloth, get the 12-pack Honeydak Microfiber Detail Duster Sticks.
It works the same way in removing dirt and debris in between your car seats as the method above, but it is more convenient because you can throw away each stick when you are finished with it.
Insert the microfiber detail stick from multiple angles for an optimal clean. Place it vertically in between the car seat crevices. Go to the back seat and place the stick horizontally for a more thorough cleaning.
7. Good Ol’ Hands
When you need a quick clean in between your car seats and don’t have access to any of the tools above at the moment, just use your hands. For safe cleaning, wear rubber cleaning gloves or disposable gloves to remove old food, receipts, and other items that are stuck in between your car seats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now that you know how to clean between car seats in your vehicle, here are answers to your frequently asked questions about the topic.
How do you clean between your driver’s seat and console?
Clean between your driver’s seat and console by following these steps:
- Remove all the papers and large objects that you can see manually with your hands or a grabber tool as best as you can.
- Wipe down the console with Armor All interior and exterior car wipes.
- Vacuum in between the crevices with a vacuum affixed with a thin hose attachment.
- Alternatively, use a Vortex air tool to guide the dirt and dust to the floor of the passenger or driver seat. Then, vacuum everything up.
How do I clean my nooks and crannies in my car?
Use an extra-soft-bristle toothbrush exclusively for this job. Dust your car vents, cup holders, radio, and heating/cooling buttons as well as other nooks and crannies throughout your vehicle. Gently brush away the dust and debris.
When too much accumulates on the toothbrush, run it past a microfiber cloth to free up the dirt on it so it’s ready to use for more cleaning of your car’s nooks and crannies.
How do you clean a car seat without taking it apart?
Clean a car seat without taking it apart for an optimal clean without the extra work of car seat removal by following these steps.
- Vacuum up any lingering dirt or dust that is laying in the crevices and grooves of the seats.
- For a more thorough clean, wash your seats with one of these methods:
- Steam cleaning.
- Mixing baking soda and hot water and rubbing the dirt away with a washcloth.
- Dilute eight ounces of vinegar in one gallon (or 16 cups) of piping hot water. Add in three drops of your favorite dish soap for an enhanced sudsy and scented clean.
- Let the seat air dry.
How do you clean crevices in leather car seats?
Thoroughly clean your leather seat’s crevices by following these steps:
- Grab your handheld vacuum and get the extra dirt and debris off the leather seats.
- Utilize a soft-bristle toothbrush or a soft car interior detailing brush to rub a small amount of leather seat cleaner throughout the seats for enhanced polish.
- Wipe down the residual leather cleaner with a microfiber cloth.
- Allow the seats to dry for at least one to two hours before driving again.
We hope that you have found a cleaning method that works best for you and your vehicle. Opt to clean in between your car seats’ crevices at least once a month because more dirt, grime, and debris can accumulate quickly as you regularly drive your vehicle.
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