How To Clean Between Car Seat And Center Console

Beginner Info, Car Seat

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Well, in this post, I will be discussing the best practices for cleaning between the car seat and the center console.

Frankly speaking, if you’re looking for the legitimate solution to the query, of how to clean between a car seat and center console, then trust me, you’ve landed on the right post.

It would be wrong to say that the area between a car seat and the center console is a bit complicated, tight, and needs special attention at times.

As we all know the center console is the control bearing surface between the driver’s seat and the front passenger’s seat in a car so you need to give it the priority and attention that it deserves.

Correct me, if I’m wrong.

So, how to clean between a car seat and the center console?

If you’ve got some time to clean your car then my advice would be to remove the car seat with the help of the required tools so that the cleaning process can be expedited in a hassle-free manner.

Moreover, by doing so ease of cleaning increases multifold and you would be able to clean the specks of dirt accumulated in the gaps and vicinity of the car seat and the center console.

You need to start slowly and please don’t be in a hurry.

To begin with, start removing the junk and everything else present in the area.

I would suggest you use a crevice tool and a vacuum cleaner to get rid of the unwanted nasty specks of dirt.

If you’re a busy individual and don’t get time to clean your car very often then please go for deeper cleaning which would require certain tools such as a detailed brush, compressed air, and a steam cleaner.

If you’re a newbie and not used to an effective cleaning process then please stay with us as we will be walking you through the nuts and bolts of the cleaning process that we also follow at

Trust me, cleaning gaps and specks of dirt between your car seat and the center console isn’t an issue task, and if you’re not paying attention to the process then you might mess up things.

So, do one thing at a time to prevent any last-hour misadventure.


Below is the list of the equipment that you need to have handy before you start the cleaning process.

Each tool has its own importance when it comes to cleaning gaps between the car seat and the center console and so keep all of them handy without missing out on even a single one.

  • Vacuum
  • Dry microfiber cloth
  • Car compressor
  • Steam cleaner
  • Bristle brush

Well, I’m assuming that you’ve all the tools in the process so now it’s time to expedite the process.

We’ve divided the entire process into small steps so that you can expedite it with fun and without treating it as a cumbersome and time-consuming process.

Moving forward, let’s expedite each step one by one.

Step 1

First thing first, remove anything and everything that is stored in the gaps between the seat and center console.

Many of our clients love to store certain things such as old receipts, chip packets, change, and air fresheners in this free space.

Step 2

Once you’re done with the aforementioned step, the next thing that you need to do is to get rid of dirt and debris present in the area.

We recommend using a vacuum hover as it has given us great results in the post.

Use the device carefully in and around the area before moving to the next step.

Step 3

Now, you’ve to take the help of a car air compressor so that you can easily and effectively direct air into the gaps between the console and the seats.

In order to blow small and sticky particles away, you need to direct air on all the tight areas on the console.

Step 4

Now, it’s time to clean the area with a soft and dry cloth.

Step 5

You may ask me questions such as What if there are stains around the spaces on the console as well as the seat?

No need to panic, you can easily clean them with the help of a steam cleaner.

If you’re using a steam cleaner for the very first time and not sure how to use it then let me tell you to place the opening on the steam cleaner over the stain for a few minutes, then use the bristle brush attached to the vacuum to brush the stain.

Step 6

Once you’ve completed the aforementioned steps, you’re almost done.

All you need to do is to allow the stained area to dry.

The cleaning process is simple and hassle-free if you’re doing it the right way without skipping any single step.

And, the best part is, that the process doesn’t consume a lot of your time.

How to Clean Between Car Seat Tracks

Many of the newbies come to us to get some tips about how to effectively clean between car seat tracks.

And, trust me, it’s easier than you think, just refrain from messing up things.

I know at times it becomes really difficult to move front car seats forward and backward, right?

And, if you’re also facing issues similar to it then the best thing that you can do is to check beneath the car seat to find out the root cause.

As per my knowledge and experience, I can say that most of the time it happens due to junk like pet hair, dirt, food, and dust particles.

And, that is one of the many reasons why we recommend our clientele clean the area between the car seat track on a frequent basis.


Below is the list of the tools that you need to be handy with before you start expediting the cleaning process in order to prevent any last-minute misadventure.

  • Handheld vacuum
  • Crevice tool
  • Handheld bristle brush
  • Small paintbrush

Step 1

First and foremost, you’ll have to take out the carpets from the car so that you can clean the dirt present beneath them.

The probability is very high that the dirt will be sticky and may require special effort to get rid of it.

To make cleaning effective and hassle-free, move the car seat all the way forward to create enough space so that you can clean the back with ease.

Step 2

Once you’re done with the aforementioned step, use a bristled brush and rub it hard on the surface to get rid of specks of dirt.

Expedite this process with patience as it may consume a good amount of your time.

If you’ve been frequently cleaning the carpet and the dirt beneath it then definitely, it would be an easy task for you.

Step 3

This step is a bit technical as you’ll have to use a vacuum hose and crevice tool to pick the dirt dislodged with a handheld bristle brush.

For the best result, you should use both the bristle brush and vacuum cleaner together in order to remove all the stubborn and not-so-easy dirt and debris present on the carpet or beneath it.

Step 4

Now, you need to clean the seat track rails with the help of a crevice tool.

You need to place it nozzle over the seat rail and clean the track slowly and gently.

Don’t be in a hurry, take your time and expedite the process.

Also, make sure that while you’re expediting the cleaning process the lubricant used to reduce friction is well intact in its place so that your seat moves freely and easily.

Step 5

If you’re facing difficulty reaching certain crevices then please take the help of a paintbrush.

Make sure that the paintbrush is small so that you’ll not find any difficulty in moving it to the places, and trust me, it will definitely help you in cleaning hidden dust.

Step 6

This is a very crucial step and trust me, you can afford to skip it.

What actually you need to do is to vacuum the area in the vicinity of the AC in an anti-clockwise motion.

Advance carefully to the center console and then to the footwell.

Also, you can brush under the seat by pushing it away.

Clean Car Seat Folds and Crevices

Sorry, but it’s true that most of the time people take cleaning car seats, carpets, and dust beneath it lightly.

In the name of cleaning, all they do is use a smooth cloth and rub the car seat, that’s all, right?

To be honest, such cleaning can also do wonders if their frequency is good and you don’t do it once in 6 months or a year.

Failing to clean the car seat and its vicinity on a frequent basis can lead to the accumulation of nasty dirt and debris that might be very difficult and cumbersome to get rid of.

One of the most difficult and time-consuming parts to clean is the car seat folds, and unfortunately, they attract a lot of particles.

Mostly these folds are tight so you need to clean them safely of course, it will take time so don’t be in a hurry at all otherwise, the purpose won’t be served properly.


  • Air Compressor or Compressed Air Cans
  • Vacuum
  • Upholstery Cleaner
  • Crevice Tool
  • Microfiber Towels
  • Interior Detailing Brush

Step 1

Remove all the attachments from the seat and clean them thoroughly.

It will not only help you to cover a large amount of area but also will make the cleaning process easy and less time-consuming.

If you’re able to expedite this step in an efficient way then trust me, a major portion of dirt and debris would be cleaned.

Step 2

Moving further, you’ll have to use your hand to open the seams.

Once done, use a crevice tool to do the needful.

While expediting the cleaning process you need to pay special attention to the joints, back of the seat, and bottom.

Step 3

After expediting the cleaning process, you need to locate the areas that still need some more effort.

For cleaning those sophisticated areas you would need an interior detailing brush.

Repeat the process if you think dust and debris aren’t thoroughly cleaned.

Step 4

Before expediting this step, make sure that all the specks of dirt, dust, and debris have been taken care of.

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe off the dirt.

Once you’re done dealing with this nasty dirt, my suggestion would be to vacuum your car seat once again.

A can of compressed air can help you in blowing out the dirt.

The tricky areas need to be cleaned properly to avoid any last-hour misadventure.

If needed, repeat the aforementioned steps.

How to Clean Car Back Seats

Trust me, cleaning your back seats could be more tedious and time-consuming as compared to cleaning your center console and front seat.

So, when it comes to cleaning the back seat you need to be well prepared with the tools.

For thorough cleaning, you must remove the back car seats and the bench.

And, the good news is, that most of the recently launched cars allow you to remove the car seat without the need for tools.

In case, you feel that the back car seats are not very dirty then clean them the same way as you cleaned the seat folds.


  • Socket set
  • Torx set

Step 1

The first thing that you need to do is to start cleaning your back seats with the help of a hoover.

Go over them without any attachments on your hoover.

Make sure that you’ve cleaned the seat properly.

Also, clean the back of the seat and the bench it sits on.

Step 2

Use a crevice tool to do the needful.

The tool will help you to get into the major crevices.

All you need to do is attach the crevice tool with it and gently force it down the side of the seats.

Give special attention to the middle area, joints, and bottom.

Step 3

To tackle the stubborn and nasty dust and debris, you can take the help of an upholstery cleaner and a detailing brush.

In case, you’re not able to clean them properly then please get help from your friends or family members.

Don’t skip the instructions mentioned on the cleaner to reap the maximum benefits.

Step 4

Once you’re done with the cleaning process, use a microfiber cloth to get rid of any nasty dirt or debris left.

Last but not least, hoover the area for the best result.

It’s A Wrap

First and foremost, I would like to thank you for being with us till the end.

Secondly, I would like to bring to your notice that I along with my core team have put loads and loads of effort into coming up with this comprehensive piece of information.

And, in case, you liked our efforts then please do share this information with like-minded people and the ones who are in need of it.

After all, sharing is caring, isn’t it?

Cutting long short and cleaning tight areas in your car such as gaps between the center console and front seat could be a tedious and time-consuming process in case things aren’t done in the right way.

However, if you’ve mastered all the steps correctly then you can thoroughly clean your car in an epigrammatic span of time.

Of course, you would be needing a commercial vacuum cleaner to clean the tricky areas.

Cleaning car folds and rails on a regular basis can keep your car ambiance fresh, healthy, and dust-free so inculcate it in your habit.

That’s all, as of now:):)

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