How to Dry Out Your Car

It happens to even the most careful car owners. A window is left open, or your sunroof is left open after a beautiful, sun-filled and warm day. Then the inevitable happens: it rains, soaking your entire car and its contents. There is a way to dry out your car, and it doesn't have to cost you hundreds of dollars to have your upholstery and interior dried—you can do it yourself. See below for instructions on how to dry out your car.

  1. If it's still raining outside, get out to your car and roll up the windows and close the sunroof. Then get it into a covered area as soon as you can.
  2. When you move your car, it's best to use towels to sit on, as you are probably going to get soaked otherwise. No reason to have a second reason to be upset.
  3. Once you have your car inside, try using some towels to dry up as much was as possible. Get the water off of your dashboard, electrical areas such as the door locks and window locks and all other hard surfaces. Then soak up what you can from the upholstery.
  4. Next, use your wet vacuum to get up what water you can from your car. If you don't have a wet vacuum (or a shop vacuum), get to your local store and purchase one. They come in handy for a lot of other things, not just in this instance.
  5. When you've dried what you could using the towels and the vacuum, you can begin using fans to dry out your car. Open up the doors and the windows, and point as many fans as you can towards the interior of your car. If you have clip-on fans, use them on the interior of your car. You can even try and use a dehumidifier near your car to see if that will help dry up your car as well.
  6. Allow the fans to do their work on your car for at least two days. If you still notice a few small damp areas, you can use a hair dryer to help dry things up. 

A rained-in car can happen due to an open window or sunroof, or even from a leaky sunroof. If that is the case, you will definitely want to have your car serviced by local repair companies like T M Custom Auto Trim & Glass Ltd.