Ford F-150/F-250: How to Maintain Your Truck's Interior

Your Ford truck's interior is where you spend all your time. Keeping it clean isn't hard, but it requires a little effort.

By Makeda - October 31, 2014

This article applies to the Ford F-150, F-250, and F-350 Super Duty.

Keeping the interior of a car clean protects and maintains its original appearance. Dirt contains particles that over time eat away at the surface of your carpet, seats, dashboard, and even your door panels. Keep in mind that some leather care products have harmful ingredients. If you purchase the wrong product, it could ruin the leather material. Here are some helpful tips on how to maintain your truck's interior.

Material

  • Shop vacuum
  • Resolve shopping shampoo
  • Bucket
  • Cloth
  • Soft toothbrush

Step 1 - Keep it clean

Vacuum the floor of your car picking up any dirt or crumbs in the seams of the seats.

Step 2 - Spray and scrub

Mix warm water with a cleaner in a spray bottle to clean the cloth of your seats. Spray the carpet and scrub the toothbrush in different directions to clean the stains. If you have cloth seats, use laundry detergent. Pine Sol mixed with water will work on leather seats.

Step 3 - Use a vacuum

When you are done, dampen a cloth with water and wipe the seats allowing them to dry by leaving the windows down. Vacuum the excess water with a shop vacuum. Leave the car doors open for a day and place your mats outside to allow the floor of your car to thoroughly dry.

Pro Tip

When you spray your car, avoid electrical parts as this will cause these parts to malfunction. To remove a stain in your interior, spray the Resolve on the area and let it soak in and sit for 5 minutes. Scrub the area with a soft tooth brush in a circular motion to remove the stain. Take your wet cloth and rub the seat in different directions for the rest of the seat. Vacuum the surface of the cloth.

Step 4 - Clean your dashboard

Dampen a sponge with water and use it to wipe down the dashboard of your truck. Make sure you pick up any dust or dirt. Dry your dashboard with a towel, then apply some sunscreen on its surface to protect it from UV damage. Don't apply sunscreen if you have a leather dashboard.

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