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The interior of a car is one of the most neglected parts in terms of maintenance and cleaning. While some of us do try to be responsible car owners, there’s only so much that wiping every surface can do. 

That’s where regular interior detailing for your car can help, especially if you have leather seats and other expensive furnishings. While you could take the time to do it yourself, there will always be a difference between a DIY project and a professional’s work. You could save yourself the time and effort of cleaning it yourself, as well as avoid the worry of making mistakes that could possibly damage your vehicle or stain your expensive upholstery.

For new car owners, paying for interior detailing might seem daunting and unnecessary. Experts and long-time owners, however, will tell you that it is just as much a part of regular maintenance as any other aspect is. 

If you still remain unconvinced, we’ve made this handy guide on interior detailing just for you.

What happens in interior detailing?

The process involves an intense and thorough inspection and cleaning of all the interior components of your vehicle, including the lather, vinyl, carbon fibres, plastics, and natural fibres.

It involves a number of traditional cleaning methods, such as vacuuming and shampooing your mats. Depending on what materials are used in the interior of your car, it may also involve steam-cleaning.

Specialized dust busters are also used to blow out the build-up of particulates in your center console and other hard-to-reach areas. Leather upholstery and the other sensitive parts of your interior are also treated to become more resistant to UV damage. This is especially important during the summer and in cars with no tinting, as UV can cause paint to fade to unsightly shades. 

Stains and odours are also removed with specialized chemicals, as the seats can accumulate sweat and other foul smells. In some cases, waterproofing of the interior with hydrophobic substances is an additional step, especially for vehicles that see a lot of use in inclement conditions.

The Benefits 

Regularly having the interior of your vehicle detailed can keep it looking fresh out of the factory. A clean car, after all, is indicative of more than just cleanliness. It can mean responsibility, attention to detail, and other positive qualities. 

Regular detailing can also translate into the longevity of your interior. You won’t have to shell out as much money replacing your damaged upholstery if you kept it clean and protected from damage in the first place. 

A cleaner car is also a safer car, as it can prevent the growth of mould and other health risks. It also has fresher air, less dust, and a much better smell.

The most important benefit of a regularly detailed interior is the way it can keep your resale value high. A newer looking car, even used, can always sell better and for more money than an unmaintained vehicle.


If the only con of regular interior detailing is the cost, that can be mitigated by what you would have saved up in the long term. As such, there are only benefits to having your car sent in for a nip and tuck every so often. You not only save money, but you keep your car’s resale value high and protect the health of you and your regular passengers.

For more information on interior car detailing, we at Drip Detailing are experts in the field and have everything you need to keep your car looking brand new. Send us a message now if you’d like to book our service.