Cleaning Up Your Car After The Family Road Trip

The spring weather has arrived to most of the U.S. and summer can’t be far behind. For many families across this great nation of ours, this means that Family Road Trip Season is almost upon us. Isn’t it good to know that the family road trip is still alive and well in this day and age? Those of us who are a bit older remember the family road trip – usually a weeks-long outing across the entire country – as an exercise in both patience and family bonding. Today, we can look back on our own family road trip experiences with a smile, because we survived the experience. But it’s a safe bet that many of us needed several years (if not decades) to forget some of the trials associated with being held in a moving car for what seemed like an eternity with our brothers and sisters.

Yes, the family road trip of days gone by was part adventure, part experience, and partly a test of the family’s ability to get along with one another in close quarters for an extended period of time. Back in the day, the ride was not always as smooth as dad would have liked it to be. This was partly due to the fact that, decades ago, the family roadster was likely a four-door Ford LTD V8 station wagon with simulated wood trim and, if you were lucky, air conditioning. The old family wagon didn’t have a lot of amenities to keep antsy kids occupied while cruising along Route 66. By comparison, families today have all the conveniences anyone could desire in the family vehicle. It’s almost unfair to those of us who had to while away the countless hours on the road playing license plate poker with our siblings.

Yep, families on the road have it pretty cushy these days. The modern family truckster – typically a late-model van or SUV – comes with high-def multimedia systems built into the seatbacks for watching TV and movies. There are USB ports for charging cell phones, gaming systems, laptops, and music players. There’s also tons of cargo room for games and books and snacks. Most modern SUVs even come with ventilation and temperature control systems for each zone, so you can control your own air. Sweet!

But although the vehicle has changed, making the family road trip all the more bearable, the cleanup at the end of the road trip is no less a hassle. After a few weeks on the road, you can be sure that your high-tech family vehicle is going to be rather dirty inside and out. The damage to the interior of the car alone comes from spilled soda pop and fruit juice on the carpet and floor mats, burger and hot dog drippings on the seats, and dribbles of chocolate and ice cream everywhere else. And although the trip may feel like it has come to an end when you reach home base once again, there’s always a lot of clean-up to perform before you can put the family car back out on the road. Fortunately, a little Lifter-1 Upholstery Stain Remover or Carpet Stain Remover provides just the right formulation for easy removal of stains and spills on your carpets, seat upholstery, and floor mats.

If you have grease or oil spots, coffee or cola spills, food stains, tar gunk, pet stains, or ink spots, Lifter-1 has a stain remover that will have your family truckster looking sharp again in no time. No rubbing, scrubbing or vacuuming – just spray and blot. Lifter-1 has served the automotive products marketplace for over twenty years and prides itself on selling stain removers that really work. We take great satisfaction in manufacturing products that easily remove the toughest stains and road gunk from your vehicle – inside and out!