Tips and Tricks for Drying Out Vehicle After It Rains

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 at 6:58 pm
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How to Dry Your Car Interior After Rain Gets In 

It happens to the best of us. We leave our windows down when the sun is shining and forget to head back out to roll the windows up when the sky turns gray. Leaving the windows open with rain rolls in can be bad news for your car’s interior, but luckily there are a few tips and tricks for drying out your vehicle after it rains. If you’ve been frantically searching online for how to dry your car interior after rain gets in, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started on drying out your vehicle.  


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What to Do When You Leave Your Windows Down In the Rain 

There are a number of things you can do to try to dry out your vehicle after it’s been left in the rain with the windows down. Below we have listed out a few tips and tricks to help you get your vehicle clean and dry. 

  1. Use a wet/dry vac to get out much standing water as possible. If you’ve left your vehicle in the rain for a substantial amount of time, it is likely that your vehicle will have a good layer of water in it. Using a small wet/dry vac will suck out a lot of the water that is sitting in the vehicle and will make getting standing water out easier.  
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  1. Use large towels to soak up surface water. After going in with the vacuum, use towels to soak up and remaining water on the seats or floor mats. Be sure to apply pressure to the towels to help soak as much water as possible.  
  1. Put fans inside the vehicle. Once as much water has been removed as possible place box fans inside the vehicle and allow them to blow around the interior to help evaporate remaining water and moisture.  
  1. Place a portable dehumidifier in the vehicle and roll the windows up. If you have a portable dehumidifier handy put it in your vehicle’s back seat or trunk (if you have an SUV) with the doors closed and windows rolled up. Doing this will pull and residual moisture out of the vehicle’s fabrics.  
  1. If you don’t have a dehumidifier handy, try baking soda. Baking soda is a cheap solution to excess moisture. Open up a few boxes of baking soda and let them sit open in the vehicle with all the doors and windows closed. Do not pour baking soda onto vehicle surfaces. Baking soda, while still in the open box, will help absorb excess moisture. 

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If you have found your vehicle full of water after leaving the windows open in the rain, try these tips and tricks for getting it dried out in no time. If these tricks aren’t fully working, book an appointment with our service team and our experts can help get your vehicle looking like new.  

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