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Your car is like your second home; you spend so much time in it, so it makes sense to keep it clean and tidy. But a lot of us hate cleaning our car out; it’s probably one of our least favorite tasks.
But down below I’ve gathered some great car cleaning ideas that you can take advantage of. They’re easy to follow, helpful, and budget-friendly. So check them out and let me know what you think!
Clean Wiper Blades with Rubbing Alcohol
Keep your wiper blades clean by simply soaking a micro-fiber cloth into rubbing alcohol and wipe your car’s blades. This will remove any soapy film or residue that’s left on the rubber.
Car Cleaning Slime
If you think slime is just great for kids, then think again. Because of the slime’s natural malleability, you can use it to pick up any dust and dirt on your car’s hard to reach crevices.
Polish the Leather
Usually, cars’ interiors and fixtures are made up of leather that gets darkened and faded over time. Instead of buying leather cleaners that are pricey and expensive, use olive oil as an alternative. Just apply a small amount of oil onto a cleaning rag and rub in a circular motion on your leather interior. Let it dry and wipe off with a clean rag.
Wash Your Car with Conditioner
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly and effective car soap, then try using hair conditioner. It has lanolin in it (a type of wax), which will make your car shine in no time.
Clean Your Windshield and Car Windows with Baby Wipes
Did you know that you can use baby wipes to clean off your car’s windshield and windows? It because the alcohol in the wipes will keep your windows clean and free of streaks. So on your next trip, keep a pack in your compartment and use when needed.
DIY Car Floor Mat Cleaners
Before you throw out those filthy and dirty floor mats. give them new life and wash them. All you have to do is brush the dirt and dust off, put into your washing machine, add some detergent or spray some stain remover, and leave the cleaning to your machine. Rinse and dry after and you’ll see the difference.
DIY Rim Cleaner
To easily make your car’s rims and hubcaps sparkling clean, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of dish soap, and 2 cups of warm water in a small bowl. Get a soft sponge or towel and gently scrub the tires and hubcaps. Rinse off with water and your tire will look like new.
Use Baking Soda Toothpaste to Clean Headlights
Foggy and dirty headlights are no good on your car, and especially for your own safety. So to quickly fix this, you’ll just need baking soda toothpaste and a clean rag. Squeeze out the toothpaste into the rag and rub the paste all over headlights. Rinse the headlights with water after and get all the grime off.
Use Dryer Sheets as a Bug Remover
Rather than going to the nearest car wash, you can use dryer sheets to get those nasty bugs off the front of your car quickly. You’ll save so much time and money as well by simply trying out this trick.
Make Your Own Air Freshener
After cleaning and keeping your car organized, now is the best time to add an air freshener. And what better to make things smell good than by making your own? Just get a wooden clothespin, apply 5-10 drops of essential oil, and pin onto your car’s air vent.
Seriously, taking care of your car doesn’t need to take a ton of time and effort when there are plenty of car cleaning tips and hacks out there. And with these ten car cleaning ideas from the list above, your car will look great. They’ll make your vehicle sparkling clean on the outside and tidy and organized on the inside. So give them a try and let me know what you think!
Now if you have any car cleaning hacks yourself, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!