Although a multitude of new forms of transit, like ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, have emerged over the last few years, the time an average America spent in their car increased by 12% (from 9 hrs. 43 mins/week to 10 hrs. 50 mins/week) between October 2018 and March 2019.
While many car lovers invest in expensive auto exterior detailing products, and spend their weekends scrubbing and polishing the paintwork of their cars, not many give the same levels of care and attention to their car’s interior. This is ironic when you consider it’s the interior of the car that’s in front of your eyes most of the time.
Here’s something that’ll blow your mind: according to a study conducted by Continental Tyres, child car seats have more germs on them than the average toilet. Researchers discovered that more than a hundred potentially hazard fungi and bacteria are present on a square centimeter of the average child safety seat – compared to the 50 you find on the average toilet seat. These include Bacillus Licheniformis, Salmonella, and E.coli – bacteria that can pose serious health risks. Other areas that can potentially become hotspot for fungus and bacteria include cup holders, the storage pockets in the doors, and the recessed areas in the center console.
It was concluded from the study that a dirty car contains more potentially dangerous fungal and bacteria species than you’ll find in any area of your home.
Since we Americans tend to spend so much time in our cars, they tend to collect clutter over time. From candy wrappers in the foot wells, to empty boxes in the trunk – the typical American car is home to all kinds of junk, and it’s considered an inevitable consequence of vehicle ownership here.
However, you may be surprised to learn that a messy, cluttered car interior is much more than just an eyesore. In fact, it can affect us at a psychological level. According to the results of a study carried out at Princeton University, visual clutter and disorganization – i.e. junk, sweaty gym clothes, and other clutter sitting around in your car can actually elevate the levels of cortisol in the body. In case you don’t know what cortisol is, it’s a hormone the brain releases when you’re stressed. This results in feelings of depression, tiredness, and fatigue. On the other hand, when an organized, clean environment promotes feelings of restfulness and energy.
The type of vehicle you drive, as well as its condition, reflects who you are. This is why many people purchase luxury vehicles – they’re considered a status symbol. However, you don’t have to own a BMW 7-series or a Mercedes S-Class to impress your peers, colleagues, and clients. Regardless of it make or model, a neat and tidy car forms just as strong a positive impression as a high-end luxury car. It shows that you’re organized, and care about cleanliness and hygiene.
While you should keep the interior of your car clean regardless of the make and model of your car, regular interior cleaning is especially important if you own a beautiful, late-model vehicle like the all-new Chevy Blazer.
Aside from the Camaro-inspired muscle car looks, the new Chevy Blazer has one of the most beautiful interiors of all the compact SUVs on sale today – particularly if you opt for the range-topping ‘Premier’ trim level, which comes with lush leather seats and a stunning two-tine tan and black dash. With prices ranging between $28,800 and $45,600, the 2020 Chevy Blazer is by no means what you would call a “budget car”. And if you’re splashing out that kind of money for a new car, you’d want to ensure that it maintains its value for as long as possible.
And in case of the Chevy Blazer, its beautiful interior makes up a large portion of its value. You see all it takes is a brief moment of carelessness – going over speed bump with a cup of coffee in your hand, or a night of drinking with your friends – to ruin that beautiful interior, and potentially knock hundreds of dollars from your car’s value.
Like we said, the new Chevy Blazer is one beautiful SUV, and we’re sure you want it to remain beautiful – from both the inside and outside – for as long as you own it. While regular cleaning and polishing is enough to keep your car’s exterior looking fresh, the interior requires a little more TL. That’s because of the softer materials, such as fabrics and plastics, which are more susceptible to wear and tear.
Fortunately, there’s a wide array of auto interior accessories that are designed to protect your car’s interior. Here at Cup Holder Hero, for instance, we manufacture and supply premium-quality custom cup holder and center console liners. As we’ve mentioned above, these recessed areas are particularly prone to attracting grime and dirt, and it’s virtually impossible to properly clean them since they’re so difficult to reach. In addition to the Chevy Blazer, we offer premium-quality auto interior accessories for a wide range of vehicles, including the Dodge Charger RT, the Chevrolet Camaro, the Dodge Challenger, the Chevy Silverado, the Chevy Equinox, and more! Check out our online shop for the complete list of our products.