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How to Clean Common Car Spills

We’ve all had one of “those days.” You’re running late, the baby spilled milk in the backseat, and you just hit a bump in the road and your coffee is now everywhere – except in the mug. Now what?

Here are some tips for how to clean these common car spills, so you can officially erase that morning from memory.

Milk – When not addressed quickly, spilled milk can become a smelly problem. Begin by soaking the area with cold water, then thoroughly clean using a few drops of dish soap, cold water, and a rag. Wipe down the area with a clean, wet rag, and allow to dry. Another option is to use baking soda and water to make a paste, and apply that to the stain, allowing it to sit for several minutes. When it’s dry, vacuum the baking soda up. The baking soda will also help neutralize the smell.

Coffee – The oils found in coffee can be particularly difficult to get out of your car’s upholstery. Create a mixture of one part vinegar to two parts warm water, and spray it onto the stain. Wipe the area down with a clean microfiber cloth or sponge.

Please note that we always recommend testing any solution you plan to use on your car’s upholstery on an unseen area to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage. Each car’s fabric and upholstery is different, and may react differently to the products suggested in this post.

For more information on cleaning car upholstery, visit housecleaningcentral.com.

Here at Ell Dorado Chevrolet, we want to know your stain-lifting secrets. Tell us your go-to solutions in the comments!