It’s really great to have a car which helps you travel and go to places. However, the most painful thing and tedious job of having a car is when you need to wash and clean the car. There are some parts of the car where you need to spend more time than others to make it clean. With that colossal cleaning job ahead, you tend to be discouraged and simply want to leave the car at the nearest cleaning station and you can spend lots of money. But no worries, I have prepared this list of the 10 car cleaning hacks which will prove to be really helpful whenever you need to clean your car.
1. How to clean car air vents
There’s a surprising amount of dust and grime hiding inside those air vents.
Don’t adopt the ‘out of sight, out of mind strategy.’ Pick up a can of compressed air and it will make short work of the dirt hiding inside.
2. A Magic Eraser will remove dirt from your dashboard
Magic erasers aren’t just magical in the home, they’re pretty useful in the car too.
If you have stubborn marks or dirt on the plastic surfaces of your car, a Magic Eraser is just what you need to remove them.
3. An old toothbrush is perfect for cleaning the small inaccessible crevices
Your car maybe big, but you’ll need small tools to clean it really thoroughly.
For tough, sticky stains in small spaces such as cup holders, a toothbrush dampened with some soapy water will really come in handy.
4. Baby wipes should always be kept in the car
Just like anywhere else, accidents can easily happen in the car.
To mop up minor but messy emergencies, we recommend always keeping the car stocked up with baby wipes.
They’re surprisingly good at removing stains, not to mention cleaning sticky hands.
Find out about weird but brilliant uses of baby wipes in an article published by Jillee.
5. Clean headlights using toothpaste
This may sound a little odd, but toothpaste is amazing at getting your headlights crystal clear.
Wipe headlights clean, then rub toothpaste over them with a cloth. Leave for a few minutes to remove fog and grime, then rinse with water and dry.
6. How to clean your dashboard?
The secret ingredient to super shiny dashboards is hiding in your kitchen – olive oil.
Rub a small amount onto a cloth, and apply to the dashboard in circular motions to lift dust and get it sparkling.
7. Natural ways to clean car wheels
If you often cook cakes or pastries in the kitchen, you must have used about baking powder.
It’s a great natural cleaner for a multitude of surfaces and will work wonders on your car wheels. It’s also much less harmful than many of the harsh car-cleaning products you can buy from the shops.
Care to try it out?
- Ensure wheels are cool.
- Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water and a splash of white vinegar.
- Apply the paste to your wheels with a sponge, scrub with a brush, then leave to sit for 2 minutes.
- Wash thoroughly to reveal spotless tires.
8.Keep the upholstery looking great
To do a deeper clean of your seats’ upholstery, make a paste out of vinegar and baking soda. scrub it into your upholstery and then rinse it out. It will take away dirt you didn’t even know was in there! It will also help with any weird smells, too!
9.Conditioner with Lanolin gives a great shine
After a good wash, get your vehicle all nice and shiny. This one might surprise you. Get a conditioner with lanolin in it. You heard me right! One of the best products to shine up your ride is probably already sitting right in your bathroom.
10. Keep your wipers from smudging
When your done cleaning your windshield wipers, rub them down with rubbing alcohol. This will help prevent your wipers from leaving smears on your windshield the next time you go to use them.
Hope you like these easy car cleaning hacks to make your car completely spotless. Here are some more cleaning hacks you can watch on this video: