Dealing with Dirt
Got mud? "Always scrape off as much as possible before shampooing," advises Michelle Snow, Kaysville, Utah-based author of "Queen of Common Cents." Use the edge of a credit car to gently scrape off mud, then vacuum what remains if necessary. For carpet or fabric, use sudsy water and a sponge to scrub away remaining dirt, then rinse. For leather interiors, use leather-approved wipes and cleaners. Take out car mats to complete this process.
Michelle Snow: Author of Queen of Common Cents