How to Clean the Limousine

The limousine represents elegance, refinement and class. It is every limo owner or driver's responsibility to keep this vehicle in clean, tip-top shape at all times. A shiny exterior and a clean interior can spell for a repeat client in the future. For the company, a tidy limousine can be a boost to the business since you can earn high recommendations from previous customers. For the driver, this can be good start to earning a hefty tip. So, how does one keep the limousine clean?

Begin by washing the exterior of the limousine with soap and water. Work the car-wash solution into rich lather in the bucket, dip your sponge in it and apply it on the vehicle. Make sure that you move your sponge in a lengthwise manner across the hood and on other body panels. If the sponge drops to the ground, rinse it thoroughly to get rid of dirt that can scratch your limo's paint. Make sure to go meticulously all throughout the body, starting from the top and making the sills and bumpers the last thing you clean. For convertible limousines with vinyl tops, you need not soap the vinyl surface since spraying water and drying it off will already do. Rinse the vehicle and dry it off using Chamois leather.

For the limo windows, you can use an automotive glass cleaning product inside and out. Apply it using a slightly damp micro fiber cloth for a gleaming finish. Never apply any house glass cleaner on your limousine windows.

Clean off the wheels and tires. Remove the dust first and spray the rims with water. Apply tire cleaner, scrub the tires using a feather-bristled brush and rinse. Dry the entire tire and wheel with a terry cloth or special microfiber towel. Once dry, you can then apply wax and buff the tire for a great-looking finish.

For the interiors of the limousine, start your cleaning regimen by picking up any pieces of paper, candy wrappers or car park stickers. Remove the mats and vacuum the interiors thoroughly. Wipe the dust off the various surfaces inside like door handles and bar counter using a slightly damp cloth. If there are stains on the carpet, use a carpet spot remover to get rid of the ugly spots. Clean the leather covers using automotive leather upholstery and then try applying some leather conditioner right after in order to revitalize the leather seat cover.

Fragrance inside the limousine is a sensitive issue. Whenever possible, don't use one. If you insist on getting some fragrance, it is always best to go light. You can also consider using a natural air freshener such as a homemade citrus scent to avoid health issues like asthma and other respiratory allergies.

Max Kilgar has experience in all things travel and business. He is a freelance writer out of Austin, Texas that writes primarily for Royal Executive Transportation which is a fast is growing private wedding limousine Austin transportation company specializing in the customer experience.