Keeping our semi trucks clean is a difficult job because we are on the road frequently performing heavy towing jobs for L.L. Carter and Son truck wreckers near Caroline Virginia. We provide the best towing services in the area and no job is too small or large. L.L. Carter and Son provides 24-hour emergency services, roadside assistance, semi truck towing and accident recovery for your convenience. Our primary goal is customer satisfaction. Because we spend so much time in our trucks, they can get dirty really fast. We understand the importance of keeping our trucks clean because it makes a good impression to our customers and makes for a more comfortable ride. We perform the cleaning steps below to keep our heavy towing trucks clean.

Remove Old Trash

Throughout the day, trash such as fast food bags, soda cans, snack bags, and wrappings can quickly accumulate in the cabin. We keep a small garbage bag in our trucks to put trash in as we go to help keep the cabin clean. By doing this, we minimize the time it takes to clean our semi trucks.


We vacuum our trucks frequently to prevent the buildup of dirt and debris. We remove the floor mats and any other items in the cabin before vacuuming. We use a variety of attachments to thoroughly vacuum the cabin including beneath the seats and hard to reach areas where food and dirt tend to accumulate. The mats should also be shaken and vacuumed.

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The dashboard can easily get cluttered and dirty. Before cleaning the dashboard, we remove any equipment, papers, or other items. Next, the dash is carefully vacuumed to remove dirt and debris. Last, we clean the dash with a mild non-glossy cleaner. try to avoid glossy cleaners because they have the potential to produce unwanted glare.

Stain Removal

Stains on the upholstery or carpet can be difficult to remove. It is important to remove any stains or spills as soon as possible to have a better chance of removing them. Semi truck towing has the potential to create many stains. L.L. Carter and Son truck wreckers near Caroline Virginia experiences plenty of stains in our trucks. First, we attempt to clean the stains with warm water and a mild household detergent. If this doesn’t work, we will try an upholstery cleaner. If using this type of cleaner, always spot test the area and follow the manufacturer instructions. This same method can be used for carpet and floor rugs.


Leather upholstery requires special cleaning agents compared to cloth or vinyl coverings. L.L. Carter and Son truck wreckers near Caroline Virginia has had a variety of upholstery types over the years. For basic cleaning, we vacuum and dust the leather. For stains and conditioning, we use specialized leather products. Leather should be spot tested before using any specialized chemicals. The manufacturer instructions should also be followed.

window of a semi truck


We clean our windows regularly. This is important to ensure that our drivers have maximum visibility. We clean the glass inside and out with a non-abrasive window glass cleaner. We use soft cloths because they are ideal for tinted and non-tinted windows. Also, newspaper can be used to clean non-tinted windows and is usually more effective than cloth. When our outside windows are extremely dirty with mud or other debris, we wash them before using glass cleaner. This will minimize scratches and other damage.

For all of your towing needs whether large or small, don’t hesitate to contact L.L. Carter and Son truck wreckers near Caroline Virginia today.