We often drive a lot more during the summer, which means extra dirt, sand, and rubbish make their way into our vehicles. This guide will show you how to keep your car clean in summer to ensure your summer road trips are pleasant and that your car doesn’t end up smelling of holiday drive-thru snacks.


How to Keep Your Car Fresh and Clean in The Summer

These tips will help you maintain the clean condition of your car throughout the summer. A little bit often will make sure that cleaning your car is not a monumental task.


Empty Rubbish Often

Or, better yet, have a no snacks in the car policy. If you start dumping empty coffee cups in your car, the rest will follow. Since food and food wrappers usually make up a large portion of the rubbish in our cars, it’s a good idea to ban eating in your vehicle. A ‘no snacks in the car’ rule will mean that no crumbs or wrappers get wedged between the seats, either. Besides, sitting in a cafe or outdoors will allow you to have a more pleasant dining experience than the backseat.


If you can’t go without, be sure to empty the rubbish every time you stop. Nip it in the bud, and don’t leave any remnants behind.

Invest in Seat Covers

Sand and water from the beach can severely damage your car’s interior. Getting a waterproof cover to place over your car seats and line the floors for sandy feet will seriously reduce the amount of grit in your vehicle, which can be notoriously tricky to get out.

Keep Wet Wipes Handy

Spillages can leave an unpleasant smell in your car, particularly in the summer when the heat causes things to spoil more quickly. A spilled latte or milkshake can cause quite an unpleasant rotten milk smell. So, be sure to keep some antibacterial wet wipes handy in your glove box to instantly wipe up any spills and stop a bad smell before it sticks.


Get Your Car Detailed

Cleaning your car yourself can save you money, but it can be challenging to reach and remove all the sand and crumbs tucked away in the corners of your vehicle. Without a steamer, it can be pretty difficult to remove any stains inside your car, too, like watermarks.


Consider enlisting the help of professionals for a truly deep clean and revitalisation of your car. Getting your car detailed doesn’t have to be another errand to run, either. Car Care is a mobile car detailer, so we can come straight to you and clean your car while it is parked in your driveway! Once your car is clean and fresh, use our tips above to keep it clear and make your detailing last.



There are many ways you can keep your car fresh in the summer and avoid the shame of a messy car. You can handle the little messes yourself to maintain cleanliness and entrust the more significant tasks to the professionals to remove those adamant stains in hard-to-reach places. Get in touch with Car Care today to book your summer spruce.


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