Last Updated on January 1, 2022 by Stewart
Regardless of the condition of the interior of the car, it’s important that it is vacuumed regularly. This will keep on top of any dirt and debris that is present, and the more often it is done, the quicker the clean can be completed.
For those with asthma and other respiratory complaints, it is even more important that the interior is vacuumed at regular intervals. Before any other interior cleaning is carried out, it’s important to remove as much dirt and debris as possible by carrying out a thorough vacuum of the area.
Now, there are a variety of vacuum cleaners on the market. They are all at different price points and features. Depending on the usage of it, it will depend on the model you should buy.
Personally, I use one vacuum cleaner for the inside of the house, and I’ve got a separate one for doing the car. The reason for this is that I don’t want to take it outside and get the wheels grubby, and then bring it back into the house and get the carpets dirty.
Unfortunately, my trusted Dyson DC25 has just stopped working. This is after 20 solid years of use and it should be commended for lasting so long. I am now however in the market to buy a new vacuum cleaner, so I thought it was the perfect time to share my thoughts on the things that should be considered when buying one.
The area you need to cover
The first thing you need to consider is the size of the car and how many cars you’ll be working on. I’ve got a Clio and it’s my only car so I don’t need one with a huge waste collection bin. However, for those that have larger cars, or even multiple cars, it would be the best course of action to have a vacuum cleaner that has a larger waste collection bin.
How strong are you?
The next thing to consider is the weight of the cleaner. There are a lot of vacuum cleaners now that are cordless, and by and large these are lighter than the corded models. However, some of the cordless variants do have heavy batteries in them, so this is something you should bear in mind.
Battery life is important
Tied to the weight of the battery is how long the battery will last for. Again, this relates back to not only how big your car is, but how dirty it is inside. If the interior is being maintained on a weekly basis, then you shouldn’t need too long to vacuum the interior of it. If however, the interior is often neglected, then it would be the best course of action to have a vacuum cleaner with a longer run time. There are some models on the market that allow you to switch between low power and high power modes. This means that you can use it for a maintenance clean, but should it get dirtier than you would like, you can switch it to a high power mode instead.
Of course, for those that live in flats, having a cordless vacuum cleaner rally is a must have product. Whilst the cleaners at the local petrol station can be used, the attachments are not only fairly aggressive, but they also never get cleaned. This means that any dirt collected by the previous owners interior can be transferred onto yours.