It's What You Don't See
A Reuters report on germs inside cars tells us that even if you're that car enthusiast that doesn't allow food anywhere near the interior, you're not free of bacteria. Microbiologists at Aston University in Birmingham, England, found an average of 356 germs per square centimeter on the shifter alone.
Down And DIRTY
Okay, so you're like many who has a bite or two in the car. Apparently one in four people does it at least once a week. 16% have the unfortunate experience of spreading the bacteria by spillage. By the time you've gotten out of the drive thru it's already gone from your shifter, to your food, to the turn signal and the wheel.
Anthony Hilton, a director of Biology and Biomedical Science at Aston University, says most of the bacteria found in a car isn’t enough to cause significant health problems, but that’s assuming only you are driving. The risk goes up with pets and kids. Researchers found traces of fecal matter all over the family mini vans or trunks where dirty diapers are stored. The trunk is usually where we put our groceries isn't it?
Uber drivers and busy parents have a good detailer on speed dial for the ultimate germ busting on car interiors, steam. The benefits of steam cleaning mean more stain lifting but also sanitizing of car interiors. Steam can quickly kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria, making it a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, all-natural way to clean with no need for harsh chemicals to remove stains as the steam does the work.
Some of the toughest stains like dye from clothing seemingly trapped in leather or oil from your shoes might finally be lifted with the use of steam. Steam penetrates deep into fabric and upholstery, not just on the surface. Can be useful to clean the upholstery in hard-to-reach places but also can be used to clean all kinds of surfaces safely, including the electronics.
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TREADLYFE Detailing has an arsenal against the backseat bacteria and the stain lifting magic of steam, available on mobile details too! We can visit your home or office for regularly scheduled cleaning or in an emergency. Check out our full list of services including interior coatings to protect the surfaces inside.
What's up everybody,
It's Kyle from TREADLYFE Detailing -- Working on an Evo X today to show you a little about cleaning wheels even when you're stuck in a parking lot, on the side of the street, in a garage or just generally anywhere you can't make much of a mess.
If you've already done your rinseless wash method then don't toss that water yet! The rinseless method already uses a gallon of water or less and the left overs can be left for the wheels. If you've got water then the rest is:
But I happened to get mine right here in San Jose with Bay Area Car Care Products. Thanks Joe!
This is where you let the product do the bulk of the work. Using the right tools for the job includes what you're using to break down dirt and grease so you can easily wipe it away with your microfiber towels.
First use your de-greaser of choice along with a tire brush to get excessive dirt agitated.
Thoroughly getting between each spoke you can use your wheel woolie to clean the insides of the barrels making sure you pay special attention to areas like calipers or valve stems.
You can use a lug nut brush to get into the tiniest areas, generating lots of foaming action making grime easier to remove.
If you've got one, finish up with a product like Bead Maker to bring shine and condition wheels for their next cleaning.