The Best Cleaner for Car Upholstery

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The car upholstery cleaner you might be considering for your car should not only depend on its cleaning power, but also on how you use your vehicle. With the range of products on the market, there are also several other factors to consider.

1. Foam Cleaner

There may be occasions when you need to spot clean after an accident or spill rather than a full clean. In this case, a foam cleaner will be sufficient. These products usually require the foam to sit on the stain for a certain amount of time before it is wiped away with a damp sponge or cloth. These products will also be available to clean all the upholstery.

Be aware that these products tend to contain chemicals, which may not be suitable if you often have children or pets in your car.

2. Liquid Spray

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There are sprays available on the market that allow you to simply spray the upholstery before leaving it to dry, some may require you to rub the liquid into the dampened upholstery depending on the amount of soiling. Though many of these products will contain chemicals, you are also likely to find examples that are natural, so harmless to the user and the environment.

3. Steam Clean

A steam cleaner will provide the only way you can be sure that no residue will remain to irritate your skin. It is also beneficial for both spot and full cleans.