Isn’t it amazing how quickly a child can make your car a mess? Most people are solely fixated child car safety when they’re car shopping and don’t take this fact into account too. But just because you have kids doesn’t mean you must live with a dirty car! Our team at Toyota of North Charlotte put together a kids car protection tip list. This list will keep your car’s interior looking great and significantly decrease the amount of work you’ll need to put into your car detailing.
Kids car protection tips
- Get a car seat cover
Once you find the best family car, a seat cover is a great way to protect your N Charlotte Toyota’s upholstery. These are good for catching crumbs and act as the first line of defense against anything that could stain or damage your seats. You can easily remove the car seat cover and wash them. This is a much easier way to clean your seats compared to vacuuming your upholstery and scrubbing any stains out. This is also a great carpooling tip too! If you don’t want to use typical seat covers that you can find in our N Charlotte Toyota parts store, you can always use a towel or a thin bath mat with a grip on the back.
- Put down floor mats
Keeping floor mats on the floor of your vehicle is another good kids car protection hack! This will prevent your N Charlotte Toyota’s floor from getting dirty or damaged from muddy shoes, spilled drinks, crumbs and spills. We suggest using plastic car mats since they will protect your vehicle’s carpet the most and are easy to clean. But if you don’t want to invest in plastic car mats, you can also buy plastic carpet liners and cut them to size if you want a more cost-effective alternative. These plastic maps are easy to remove and can be simply cleaned with a damp cloth. This kids car protection tip will save you a lot of time a money since you won’t have to spend money on expensive carpet cleaner for the messes that are bound to happen.
- Check with your insurance
Some insurance companies offer coverage options for the interior of your car. Depending on the coverage, this can protect your car from sports equipment damage or even everyday accidents. If you call to ask your insurance about this kids car protection coverage, most places call it physical damage coverage or an insurance rider that would cover the interior of your vehicle.
N Charlotte clean car
A good way to maintain your clean Toyota is to be prepared for messes that may and probably will occur. Here is a list of a few items that we recommend that you always have on hand in your N Charlotte kids car in case of a spill.
- Wet Wipes
- Sick bags
- Hand sanitizer
Looking to get your car detailed professionally before you start using these kids car protection tips? Then schedule an appointment today at Toyota of North Charlotte. Once our service team is done with your car, it’s sure to make you do a double take!