Keeping up with a car can take a good deal of work. Not only do you need to routinely maintenance it to keep it in excellent shape mechanically, you also need to make sure you clean and maintain it inside and out so it still looks like-new! This will help you not only enjoy your drive time more, but also boost your resale value so you get more bang for your buck when you go to sell it down the road. We can take care of the mechanical aspect of things at our Orlando Toyota Service Center, but most people take care of the appearance aspect at home.
Get rid of ugly stains with the help of our Toyota service techs!
Part of keeping up with your car’s appearance means getting rid of stubborn stains – they’re inevitable over the lifetime of your car! Our Orlando Toyota Service techs have tips for getting rid of some of the most difficult stains you might face. Let’s get started!
Coffee: How many of us drink coffee in the car? We know here at our Orlando Toyota Service Center, we see a ton of customers who have brought their morning brew along for the ride and then spilled it. Coffee stains can be stubborn, but we know just how to get them out of the upholstery in your ride. First, use cold water on the stain – this will help dilute the residue left from the coffee. Then, blot it. Here’s where it gets a little odd – glass cleaner is actually an excellent remedy for stains! You may want to spot test a small area of upholstery first to make sure it doesn’t damage the cloth, but then spray glass cleaner on the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, and re-blot to pick up the rest of the residue!
Grease stains: Ever check things out under the hood and then get back in the car without washing your hands? If you accidentally get grease or oil on the upholstery of your car, our Toyota service techs in Orlando recommend using diluted paint thinner, which is designed to cut through oil. (Remember to spot test this solution first just in case!) Mix a bit of paint thinner with the same amount of water and blot it on the stain. Next, sprinkle salt over it – this will help absorb the stain and paint thinner – and leave it overnight, vacuuming it up in the morning! Voila!
Our Orlando auto service center can help you fight stains like a pro
Vomit: Oh, car sickness. It happens to the best of us on road trips, and that’s why it’s important to know how to get this not-so-pleasant stain out of your car. Our Orlando auto service techs recommend first cleaning as much up as you can, and then dilute the stain with some cold water. Next, scrub the area with mild dish soap and warm water, working to remove the stain. Finally, let it dry – if you still see a stain, use club soda to help pick up the rest of it!
Need some help maintaining your car? Schedule Toyota service today! Our Orlando Toyota Service Center is open seven days a week and we’re conveniently located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road!