Tips for Deep-Cleaning Your Fleet Vehicle

With as much use as your commercial fleet vehicle gets, it’s bound to need a good cleaning every once in awhile. From bird droppings on the windshield to mud tracked onto the floor mats to that stain on the seat from the time you spilled your Dr Pepper, your fleet vehicle needs a detailed scrub down every once in awhile to keep it in the best cosmetic shape possible. Here are 4 tips for giving your car the detailed cleaning it deserves.

Clean stains as soon as possible

The longer you wait to clean up a spill or a stain, the more time it has to set. The more time the stain has to set, the harder it will be to clean up. Dilute the stain with cool water, then blot––don’t rub––the excess water and the stain. If mud is your problem, it’s best to wait until the mud dries, then vacuum thoroughly before it gets ground into your car mats. Next, give the carpet a deep clean to get rid of any leftover residue. You can do this with glass cleaner!

Use a toothbrush for detailed cleaning

After time, dirt can get embedded into the grooves and grain of your car’s vinyl. Use a toothbrush and some soapy water and gently scrub the vinyl in circular motions. The interior of your fleet vehicle will be looking brand new in no time!

Neutralize odors

Nothing is worse than climbing into your fleet vehicle and catching a whiff of a musty, wet towel you forgot to take inside or the greasy smell of leftover fast food. Neutralize odors by sprinkling baking soda on the upholstery. Let it sit and absorb the odors for 4–6 hours, then vacuum up the baking soda. Voila! Stinky car no more.

Make your interior windshield shine

Cleaning the exterior windshield is a no-brainer, but the inside of your windshield could use some TLC as well. Mix up some water, dish soap, and vinegar, grab a couple of microfiber towels, and get to scrubbing! Want a streak-free shine? Try drying the windshield with a newspaper.

At Glesby Marks, we care about your fleet. We’ll help you extend the life of your fleet by reminding you of upcoming recommended maintenance. Need help managing your fleet? We can help you with that, too.


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