Car Vacuum Cleaner Tips

Tips on Using a Car Vacuum Cleaner

You’re running behind leaving the house on your way to a date, and the passenger seat is littered with little crumbs from the French fries you had three hours earlier.

You’re on your way to meet with a client and drive them to lunch, and you just noticed that your kids left a layer of Fruit Loops all over the back seat.

Your mom is coming to visit and you have to pick her up at the airport, but you only now realised that there’s a layer of unidentifiable crud on your dashboard, your console, everything—you just got so used to it, that only imagining your mother’s more critical eye made you take notice!!!

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Anything sound familiar?

What do all these situations have in common? You’re on a time crunch. You need to vacuum your car now, but you can’t really afford to go on an adventure and drive around looking for reasonably-priced gas station vacuum cleaners—and worse, idle there waiting for your turn if it happens to be a popular one.

While you’re waiting for your date to come out of the house, or your client to show up on the curb, or you mother to emerge from the airport exit, you could have popped your trunk, grabbed a portable car vacuum (the kind that plugs into the cigarette lighter), and given your upholstery a once-over: It may not be perfect; it may only be a quick-fix that will never cure your fry-eating and Fruit Loop-spilling habits, but it works. Everyone should have a vacuum in their car, ready to be used.

But maybe your mind isn’t open to the possibilities yet. That’s fine; here are some tips on how to use a car vacuum cleaner, and maybe it’ll begin to sink it:


1) Always keep the vacuum in the car at all times.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but never take the vacuum out of the car. The way that life works is that if you ever take it out and forget to bring it, that will be the day that you’ll most need it, and you don’t want to be caught blindsided by fate.

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2) Remember the crevices.

Some vacuum cleaners for cars have little attachments that can fit inside all the crevices of your car. Don’t neglect getting these areas that may be unreachable by hand; this is where organic matter like food can build up, and stuff like this can either produce a disgusting smell that will permeate your car and that no little pine-scented paper tree can cover up, or it can attract vermin, which isn’t any fun either.

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3) Always pick up valuables by hand first.

Don’t be taken by surprise when your laundry money or other valuables are jiggling around inside the vacuum’s inner compartment. Nobody wants to stick their hand in there and fish it out. Avoid vacuuming blindly, and before you start, take a moment to crawl around and make sure nothing important is lying within harm’s reach.


With just these few tips, you should easily become a car vacuuming success; so get a vacuum cleaner for your car and avoid those awkward situations immediately.

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