Have you ever considered that your steering wheel is the part of your car that you touch the most? While you take your time to wash your car, steering wheels are often neglected when it comes to its cleanliness. Think about all the bacteria, dirt and body oils it is covered with.
Good news is, keeping your steering wheel clean is pretty easy. Here are 9 quick tips to clean and maintain your car’s steering wheel.
#1. Getting the dirt removed
This is a simple tip and goes a long way when it comes to the cleanliness of your car’s steering wheel. Always keep a clean piece of cloth in your car. Make it a habit every time you take out your car. Take a few minutes and use that piece of cloth to clean your steering wheel.
#2. Keep quick wipes
Start keeping quick wipes in your car. As they come pre-packaged with the cleaner and the conditioner in the right amount, these are handy and effective.
#3. Make cleaning a regular habit
Make cleaning of your steering wheel a regular habit whether you go out or not. This will reduce dirt accumulation and full cleaning will by comparably easy.
#4. Cleaning the leather steering wheel
Start cleaning your steering wheel leather once a week. Use a piece of moist clean cloth and a dab of leather cleaner to clean it. Once done, use a soft towel cloth to wipe it clean.Try using a leather conditioner every time you clean your leather steering wheel. Gently apply the conditioner on the leather with your hands. Let it dry for 30 minutes before you wipe it clean with a soft towel.
In case there is not enough time for the leather conditioner to dry off, use a soft towel to wipe off the excess. A slippery driving wheel may not be best suited for the road.
#5.Cleaning the hard plastic steering wheel
Cleaning the hard plastic steering wheel is surprisingly easy. All you need is soap, water, and a soft dry towel. Use the soap to clean the hard plastic and water to wash it off. Then use the dry towel to wipe off the excess water.
#6. Cleaning the natural wood steering wheel
For the natural wood steering wheel use a dry cloth to remove the dirt and dust. Then use wood polish to keep the wood shiny.
#7. Cleaning the synthetic resin steering wheel
Use soap, water, and a dry towel to clean a synthetic steering wheel. Never use a polish on this type of steering wheel as it doesn’t come off easily and will make it extremely slippery.
Since the steering wheel is the most touched part of your car, it’s best if it is cleaned regularly. This will not only be hygienic but also add longevity to your steering wheel. Please check the below infographic shared by Forever Sharp for more details.
Author Bio:Matthew King is an automotive enthusiast and runs the Forever Sharp family business. When he’s not busy researching new designs and products, you can find him at the local classic car shows.