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How to Clean the Inside of a Semi Truck

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A semi-truck isn’t just a vehicle. When you’re traveling across the country, your rig also acts as a home away from home – which is why it’s important to treat your cabin to a little TLC from time to time. While you can spend some money to save some time at a professional detailing, we’ve compiled our best tips for how to clean the inside of a semi truck on your own. Follow these simple steps to enjoy a cleaner, cozier driving experience:

  1. Removing Dirt and Debris

    Our first recommendation is to take out your trash. Scan the floors and seats for coffee cups, wrappers, and other items that got left behind. Empty your trash bin, and you’re already on your way to a cleaner cabin! Then, pull out your floor mats and start vacuuming. This can eliminate everything from dust to grime to mold, so be sure to take your time.

  2. Cleaning and Washing Surfaces

    Your dashboard goes through a lot of wear and tear, but it’s also an important part of your rig. Clean the surface of your dashboard with a gentle cleanser or water and soft cloth, but be sure to avoid cleansers and polishes with a glossy finish to avoid glare. Then clean the windows with a glass cleaner and soft cloth. We recommend using a soft cloth over newspaper to avoid stripping the tint off your windows.

  3. Treating Stains and Damage

    Carpet stains and upholstery stains are common, and most are easily removed with a little bit of cleaner and some elbow grease. However, the best way to clean stains is to work quickly. We recommend keeping upholstery cleaning supplies in your truck to take care of accidents right after they happen. And if you have leather seating, follow up the cleaning process with a good leather conditioner to prevent cracking and dryness.

  4. Replacing Filters

    Finally, grab a replacement filter from our parts department. You can check your owner’s manual for advice on which filter you need and how to reinstall a replacement. A new filter will clean out your air and allow you to enjoy your fresh new cabin throughout your travels!

  5. Find Out More with International Used Truck Centers

    Whether you need a quote for a new truck or advice on how to upgrade your audio system for cheap, International Used Truck Centers is here to help. Contact us with any questions about our services, and we’ll get you back on the road with everything you need!

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