12+ Tips For A Thoroughly Clean Vehicle

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The majority of us spend a lot of time in our vehicles. If you commute to and from work, then this is especially true. As a result, our cars can quickly get dirty and look worn down. Fortunately, the following hacks can help give new life to your vehicle!

1. Clean Vents

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The easiest way to clean your car’s air vents? By running a paintbrush or paint sponge along the slots.

2. Brighten Headlights

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To brighten and clear up your headlights, apply a solution of toothpaste and baking soda to them! Use an old toothbrush to scrub them clean before rinsing and wiping dry.

3. Remove Dog Hair

If your vehicle’s seats are covered in dog hair, a bit of water and a shower squeegee will take care of things.

4. Clean Crevices

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To clean the nooks and crannies of your vehicle’s interior, use the end of a screwdriver wrapped in a microfiber cloth.

5. Deodorize Seats

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To deodorize cloth car seats, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over them. Let it sit for a couple of hours, then vacuum up the residue.

6. Catch Spills

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Line your car’s cup holders with silicone baking cups to catch crumbs and spills.

7. Remove Bugs

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Surprisingly enough, the best way to remove dead bugs from the front of your car is by wiping it down with a dryer sheet!

8. Clean Floor Mats

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To clean cloth floor mats, either soak them in OxiClean or spray them with a stain removal solution before throwing them in the washing machine.

9. DIY Dashboard Polish

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If you want your dashboard to really shine, check out this formula for DIY dashboard polish using olive oil.

10. Clean Rims

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To make your rims sparkle, all you need is a sponge, some Dawn dish soap, and a bucket of hot water!

11. Streak-Free Wipers

If you’re sick of looking through a streaky windshield, spray some rubbing alcohol on your windshield wipers.

12. Dust-Free Ceiling

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You probably don’t think much about your vehicle’s ceiling, but they can get super dusty! A microfiber cloth will help trap and remove dust.

13. DIY Garbage Can

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And last but not least, if you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, you can turn a plastic cereal container from the dollar store into a small, DIY garbage can.