How To Prepare Your Car Interior For Wet Weather


How To Prepare Your Car Interior For Wet Weather


With the monsoon season fast arriving, Malaysia is going to see a lot of wet weather in the coming few months. However, while most people will tell you of the importance of making sure your car is equipped to deal with wet weather, you should also take good care of your vehicle on the inside to make sure your car is in tip top condition for years to come. 

Here is how you can prepare your car interior for wet weather. 


1. Don’t leave rainwater too long on your car

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Image from: CarRoar

First, it’s detrimental to the paint of the body. You could use wax polish as a feasible solution, because it creates a thin protective layer on the paint and makes water roll off easily. Another reason is because the rainwater could possible seep into your car. So it’s important that you…


2. Check and seal off openings

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Image from: HomeDIY Geek

Remember to check the rubber lining on doors before heading out into the rain. Repair or replace them in case the linings are torn off or damaged. You can also grease the door hinges to make them completely watertight. The exposed metal parts may develop rust due to the continuous exposure to water. Spray these areas with an anti-corrosion product to prevent weathering.


3. Vacuum Frequently

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Image from: Wikihow

You should regularly vacuum your car to help remove odors and allergy-causing particles that accumulate in porous materials. Also, make sure that you clean up any stains when they spill. They can turn into permanent stains if not treated right away. 


4. Protect the interiors from water and moisture

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Image from: Wirecutter

Despite taking all the preventive measures, it’s not rare to discover wet carpet and flooring when you are driving in the rain. Odors, especially from pets or food, may linger even though the interior looks clean. Sprays help neutralize obnoxious smells. You can also use upholstery cleaner and protectant. Dirt and liquids readily embed themselves into the structure of fabrics. Clean upholstery occasionally with quality automotive upholstery cleaner, not harsh industrial solvents or cleaning agents.


5. Proper maintenance will keep the interior dry and fresh

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Image from: Banggood

Keep a bottle of essential oil or fresh herbs such as mint, rosemary, chamomile, etc. to remove the bad odor. If the seats get wet, avoid the development of mildew by keeping the windows open when parked in the garage. Always use fabric guard on rugs and seats. Fabric guards help repel water and prevent stains. 

Remember to keep your car nice and dry during the upcoming monsoon season. What do you think? Leave a comment below!