When you shampoo your carpet, you will likely use similar chemicals as you would use for the carpet in your home. However, there may be specific types of products that are designed for the carpet that is in your vehicle. Many chemicals can be harsh, causing stains to occur, by bleaching out the color. First, determine what type of carpet is in your vehicle. Then, you can easily choose the best chemicals for the shampooing part of the process.
The shampoo or that you use should be an extendable attachment, allowing you to easily get into tight corners that are common within all vehicles. The same is true when cleaning the trunk area. You will need to let that sit for at least 24 hours unless you are in an area where the weather has been extremely hot. When you lock your vehicle, make sure that you leave a crack in the windows to provide proper aeration. Once that is done, you will have completed the process of cleaning the carpet in your car, something that should be done every few months to prevent the potential for permanent stains.