For many people, the car is also the office; the quick workspace that gets us from A to B. Often, we take people along with us in the car, and, with that in mind, it is very important to keep the car looking great both inside and out. Of course, keeping the exterior of the car clean can be more problematic, due to your working location and general environment, but, nevertheless, there are still some steps that can be taken.
It is hard work washing the exterior of a car on a daily basis, and this is, for the most part, rather pointless. Instead, opt for a car wash every two weeks or so, in order to maintain a nice exterior. Splashing out on waxing the car during this time will help to prevent much of the dust and dirt sticking to the car on the outside. Of course, keeping the windows clean from splashes is necessary for the driver to see out, and can be quickly maintained on a daily basis if necessary. Avoiding the elements is nigh impossible in some cases, so just general outdoor maintenance is enough.
Do not use your car as a trash can
Interiors are easy to keep clean if you are strict. Major rules would be not to smoke or bring in strong-smelling foods that will linger within the car. If a strict regime of wiping down surfaces, vacuuming carpets and keeping trash to a minimum is observed, then the car should remain relatively clean without the need for a full overhaul at inconvenient moments. For those messier drivers, keeping a permanent trash-can in the car can be a helpful reminder to remove the litter as you go along.
A final tip for a clean interior is to follow the rule that what goes in comes back out. Items brought into the car for a day, such as a coat, must be removed at the end of the day. It is all too easy for these types of items to build up throughout the days, until suddenly you have an overflowing car.