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How do you clean Honda Civic fabric?

I drive my kids to school and sports every day and always bring snacks. After months of our routine, I finally hopped in the back seat and found a mess of food and drink stains! What steps should I take to clean my Honda Civic’s fabric seats?

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Joshua Levy · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Kids and cars don’t always mix well—but try not to worry! You can use a mix of vinegar, dish soap, and hot water to get rid of any stains in your upholstery.
Follow these steps to clean your Honda Civic’s fabric seats:
  • Remove any big pieces of trash or objects in the car.
  • Vacuum the back seats to get rid of dirt, dust, and crumbs.
  • Mix a teaspoon of dish soap with one cup of white vinegar and two cups of hot water in a spray bottle.
  • Open all the windows and doors in your car to let it ventilate and lightly spray your cleaning solution on your seats.
  • Work your solution into the fabric with an interior brush.
  • Wipe away suds with a microfiber towel as they appear.
  • Continue spraying and wiping your seats until they’ve all been cleaned.
  • Dab the seats with a damp towel to rinse them.
  • Blot them dry with a clean towel.
  • Leave the windows open to help your car dry overnight.
Hopefully, those steps help you get rid of any stains in your seats. If you still can’t get everything out, you can get them professionally cleaned for $50 to $150.
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