How to Vacuum Your Car

Just like your living room rug, your car's carpeting needs a thorough vacuuming now and then.

You will need

  • A garbage bag
  • A vacuum cleaner with a hose and attachments
  • A handheld vacuum

Step 1 Clear out the car Clean out the car and the trunk. Throw any trash into a garbage bag.

Step 2 Shake and vacuum the mats Remove the floor mats, shake them out outside the car, and vacuum them.

Step 3 Vacuum seats and floor With the hose, go over the seats, including the seat backs. Then, vacuum the floor, making sure to get under and between the seats, the hard-to-reach area between the doors and the seats, and the trunk floor.

Step 4 Finish up Put the brush attachment on the vacuum hose, and go over the dashboard, the steering wheel, and the area around the shift and emergency brake.

Step 5 Replace floor mats Replace the floor mats, and enjoy your sweet, clean ride!