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Stop Fighting Sand in Your Car This Summer

Keeping Summer Sand out of your Car

One of the greatest parts about summer is extra time spent at the beach or at your favorite lakes and rivers. All too often this means the seemingly-endless battle against sand continues to rage on at the expense of your car’s interior. If you think and plan ahead, you can keep sand out of your car this summer. Read our helpful tips here at Irvine Auto Center, near Fountain Valley, CA and Long Beach, CA!

Sand-Free Car Tips

One of the first mistakes people make is allowing the sand to get into the vehicle in the first place. Take a few extra steps to keep yourself less sandy while on the beach, and to minimize what you track into the car with you.   

  1. Use mesh bags- Using mesh bags while on the beach prevents excess sand building up on or in your beach bags.


  1. Shake it down- Shake off your towels, chairs, clothing, and gear before you put it into the car. This will save you major clean up time.


  1. Wash your feet- Your floorboards are the most likely to get filthy first. Keep a towel or bottle of water in your car for one final cleaning before you get in and drive away. It may also help to wear flip flops and sandals that are minimalistic and will hold less sand.


  1. Use chairs- Using chairs rather than blankets or towels will keep you cleaner, and in turn, keep your car cleaner. Chairs are also easier to dust off than blankets and towels that will hold more sand and dirt.


Clean Car Tips

Once the sand is in your car, you can make cleaning up an easy afterthought by having the right equipment in the vehicle.

  1. All-weather floor mats- Keep rubber or plastic all-weather floor mats in your vehicle. This will allow you to simply dump out or hose off the sand that gets into your car and can eliminate the need to vacuum after a day at the beach.


  1. Cargo holders- Use specific cargo holders in your vehicle for beach gear and potentially sandy occasions. This will limit how far spread the sand gets in your car, and how much cleaning you have to do afterward.


  1. Seat covers- Seat covers help prevent sand getting into all of the nooks and crannies in your seats. It will make cleaning up after sandy bottoms much easier and help keep the value of your interior.


Test Drive New and Used Cars in Irvine, CA

With a little forethought, you can eliminate sand in the car. Follow these and other summer car tips in order to make the most out of your time. Our experts here at Irvine Auto Center want to make sure you have the best summer possible. View the full inventory of new and used cars in Irvine today, or bring your current model in for summertime maintenance.

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