7 Car Cleaning Hacks You Should Try This Weekend

Written by Grace & Silas

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Everyone’s cars get dirty, so it’s great to make sure you have the right tricks to stay on top of things. I mean it can be not so fun when you’re driving in a car every day that’s dirty and full of messes.

So check out these helpful ideas and try them out this week! They’ll definitely help you!

Use a rubber glove to gather pet hair.

Pet hair can stubbornly cling to car seats to the point where it’s really hard to get them out with a vacuum. So when all else fails, it’s time for a rubber glove. Just put one on and run them down the seat.

If that doesn’t work well enough, wet the glove with water and try again. The hair should neatly clump up, letting you peel it off.

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Olive oil for the dashboard.

If you want to give your car’s interior some TLC, olive oil is a great choice. It has excellent moisturizing properties, preventing the upholstery from drying up. Just make sure not to apply it to the fabric parts of your car.

Essential oil on a wooden clothespin.

Pour a couple of drops of essential oil of your choice on a wooden clothespin, put it on the air vent and the car will fill up with a great scent.

Toothbrush for nooks and crannies.

When you can’t reach a spot to clean, use an old toothbrush. In fact, keep one in your car at all times and get to cleaning whenever you’re stuck in traffic.

Get some toothbrushes here and save yourself the time of going to the store!

Cooking spray for bug splatter.

Putting some cooking spray on the spot will make it easier to clean them off. So, apply liberally, wait a few moments and wipe down with a microfiber cloth.

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Q-tips for detailing.

Q-tips are great for cleaning stubborn grime that collects in the tiniest of places on the steering wheel and the dashboard. Dip them in some alcohol and get to work. Keep using as many as it takes until the last one comes out looking squeaky clean.

Whatever kind of car you have, these tips and tricks will definitely help you out. And especially during the summer when you use the car more frequently. So give them a try and see how it goes!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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