11 Car Cleaning Hacks For A Spotless Vehicle From Head To Toe
I don’t know about you, but I spend quite a bit of time in my car. As a result, my vehicle definitely looks like it’s seen better days. If your car also looks like it could use some love, these brilliant car cleaning hacks will help you out!
1. Dust With A Paintbrush
Dust loves to gather on your vehicle’s air vents. To get in those hard-to-reach places, use a foam paintbrush as a dust trapper.
2. Rid Sticker Residue
If you’ve removed a bumper sticker from your vehicle but are stuck with the left-behind residue, spray some WD-40 on the area. Let it sit for a bit, then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
3. Polish Chrome Rims
To make chrome rims sparkle, spray them down with a solution of equal parts distilled vinegar and water. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before wiping everything clean with a damp cloth.
4. Shine Up Headlights
If your headlights are looking a little cloudy, apply a mixture of baking soda and toothpaste to them using an old toothbrush. When you’re done scrubbing, use a damp cloth to wipe them clean.
5. Deodorize Upholstered Seats
If your vehicle’s cloth seats are stinky, coat them with a generous amount of baking soda. Let the baking soda sit for a few hours before vacuuming it all up.
6. Remove Seat Stains
If your vehicle’s cloth seats are also stained, make a paste using distilled vinegar and baking soda. Apply the paste to the stains and let it sit for a few hours. When the time’s up, use a vacuum and a damp cloth to remove the paste.
7. Streak-Free Windshield
Sick and tired of a streaky windshield? Use a cloth to wipe down your windshield wipers with rubbing alcohol.
8. Shine Up Your Dash
To polish a leather dashboard, put a small amount of olive oil on a clean cloth. Rub the olive oil all over the dash.
9. Air Freshener
For a quick and easy DIY air freshener, apply a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a clothespin. Fasten the clothespin to the front of your car’s air vent, and voila!
10. Clean Your Tires
To thoroughly clean your vehicle’s tires, coat them in a paste made from baking soda and water. After about half an hour, use a hose to rinse off the solution.
To dust and wipe down cracks and crevices within your vehicle, wrap a cloth around the end of a screwdriver.