How do I get mud off my plastic car interior?

I was hiking yesterday when I got hit by an unexpected thunderstorm. I made my way back to the car, but unfortunately, I tracked mud all over my plastic interior. I love my hikes in the forest, but I also love a clean car! What's the best way to get rid of mud?

Answer
“Sudden storms are the worst! You’re lucky, however; since you have a plastic car interior, it should be relatively easy to remove the mud. Here’s what to do:
  • If the mud has dried, consider wetting it again with water, or scraping it off. This will make it easy to get all the big chunks off!
  • Use a car interior cleaner. Once the bigger chunks of mud are removed, you can use an interior car cleaner and a sponge to clean off any remaining dirt. If you don’t have a car cleaner, soap and water will work just as well.
  • Dry with a microfiber or lint-free cloth. And that should be all you need to do!
If heavy rainstorms are common in your area, though, you might want to look into getting flood insurance. That way, if anything more serious than a bit of mud ever happens to you or your car, you’ll be covered!
One of the best ways to find a plan that has all the coverage you need is with the Jerry app. We’ll get you customized quotes from top-of-the-line providers so that all you have to do is choose the plan that works best for you—and once you choose, we’ll even help you switch!
Enjoy your hikes and your clean car!”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 08, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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