Here’s How to Keep Your Steering Wheel Clean
Cleaning your car shouldn’t be all about the exterior. The interior is a crucial part of your car as well, and certainly deserves your attention.
However, when it comes to your interior, there are probably not many things more important or need a better level of cleaning and maintenance than the steering wheel. So let’s take a look at how to go about cleaning your car’s steering wheel the right way.
Taking On the Dirt
The dirt is often the most common issue you deal with when cleaning a steering wheel. Simply get rid of it using a dry, clean cloth. A brush can be used as well, especially if you need to reach every corner.
Make sure you do this basic cleaning every time before you drive.
Maintenance for the Leather
The leather part of your steering wheel needs some special attention. You can clean it using a moist cloth, while also adding some leather cleaner to it. The one that you use for your leather shoes may work well, too.
Make sure you do the cleaning in a gentle way, and use a moist cloth to clean the surface of the leather again, but without any leather cleaner added to it this time.
Ideally, you may want to do this once a week, but if your needs are different, there isn’t going to be much of a problem doing it as often as you need to.
If you want the leather to retain its look over the years, using a leather conditioner is something you may want to consider too. Make sure you don’t apply than a very small amount though, and do it using your bare hands.
Wait for about half an hour for the conditioner to get absorbed by the leather, and then use a clean towel to wipe off the excess conditioner.
Quick Wipes for Quick Cleaning
If you’re hard-pressed for time and don’t want to bother with towels and brushes, quick wipes may be a great alternative for you. They come pre-packaged with cleaning and conditioning agents and can help you take care of the cleaning needs of your steering wheel in a significantly quicker and more convenient way.
Preventing the Dirt from Building Up
A good way to prevent the dirt and other similar agents from making your steering wheel their home is to make it a habit to perform some basic cleaning steps every time you step into the car, before you start driving.
It also goes a long way in keeping your steering wheel germ-free.