While you will want to get professional auto detailing before embarking on a Washington D.C. summer road trip with your family, there are several tricks that you can use to keep your car clean while on the road.
While many people have thought of putting a trash can in their car for everyone to use, the major problem with most small trash cans is that they have no lid. Therefore, they spill when you go around a sharp corner. Instead of using a trash can, head to the dollar store and get a cereal dispenser. A plastic bag will fit perfectly inside making it easy to pick up the trash and dispose of it when you stop. The opening on these plastic containers allows you to put small items in without needing to take off the lid. You can even secure it to the middle console or the floor using hook-and-loop tape.
If you are a parent, then you already know how hard it is to corral all the colored pencils, games and other items to keep your child entertained while they are riding long miles. A shower caddie with suction cups is the perfect solution. You can easily attach them to the car window by your child allowing them to put items in and take them out as they want. When you reach your day’s destination, it is also easy to pop these items off your car’s windows and take into your accommodations at night.
An empty tissue box is a perfect place to stow empty grocery bags in your car. Then, you can just pull them out as you need one to clean up a mess. Keeping these bags close at hand is also a great way to keep small items in one place without having to get a new bag for every souvenir that you buy on your family road trip. If you think you will buy more souvenirs than will fit in one bag, then get everyone their own canvas bag with a big enough handle to slide over the car’s headrests.
If you are tired of crumbs always ending up on the bottom of your car’s cupholders, then get some silicone cupcake wrappers. Insert one into the cupholder and when you get home, you can simply pop them out. Then, dump out the crumbs and throw them in the dishwasher before you head out on your next road trip.
You should hire a professional like those found at Detailz Auto Detailing to complete auto detailing at least three times a year on every vehicle that you own. Of course, if you are a parent of active kids, then you may need to get your car detailed more often than that to keep it looking awesome.