Spring Cleaning Truck Style

Posted on April 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM

When you spend so much time on the road, you have limited time to clean which means that your truck’s cabin can get messy pretty fast. Take some time this month for spring cleaning in your cab. The following tips will help you make your cab fresh, making your drive more enjoyable.

  1. Clear out your trash: Over long trips a number of things accumulate in the cabin. This is especially important if you enjoy snacking in the cabin. Who knows what you might find; loose change, a lost lighter, a pack of gum. The possibilities are endless. This is the time to clear off the dash, floorboards, and seats. Take time now to sort those papers you didn’t want to throw away in the moment.
     
  2. Vacuum: Remove any floor mats then vacuum the floors and seats. Make sure you get the hard to reach areas since this is usually where all your crumbs are hiding. You can do this by using a long vacuum attachment. Shake out the mats and replace them then vacuum them thoroughly as well.
     
  3. Wipe it down: Now that you’ve taken care of all the crumbs, take a rag with your choice of cleaning product and wipe down the dashboard as well as your seats. While doing this spot treat any stains that you find.
     
  4. Sleeping Area: Long trips result in a well-used bunk. Freshen the mattress by taking it out of the cab and letting it breathe. A good beating will help get the dust out. Finally, change the linens to complete the task.
     
  5. Keep it up: Taking the time to clean out your truck’s interior after every major trip will reduce the amount of cleaning needed. Even if you do your own cleaning, you should probably have your truck detailed by a specialist every once in a while. Regular cleaning will save money in the long run and keep your “home away from home” a clean, comfortable, and safe place.