Car Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Cleaning Last

Car Cleaning Hacks to Make Your Cleaning Last

Summer has arrived and you see lots of people cleaning their car in their driveways. If you have ignored your car cleaning during the long winter, then it is surely a mess by now. We have compiled a list of car cleaning hacks that can make your efforts easier and last for a long time.

Use Vaseline for a Glossy Finish

After you have cleaned the dashboard, you will probably want to add some shine to it. You can use Vaseline to shine the dashboard. It is an inexpensive option and a good alternative for commercial cleaners and wax that are expensive.

Use Charcoal to Get Rid of Smells

If there was trash lying inside the car, your car will smell bad with the arrival of the warm weather. Although using a car freshener is one option, you can keep that option open when going on a road trip. For the time being, you can take a bag, fill it with charcoal and keep it inside your car. Charcoal is good at absorbing foul smells lingering inside your vehicle. Alternatively, you can also spread some briquettes inside the car and let them do their work.

Cleaning Leather Seats

If your car has leather seats, you can use olive oil to condition them. However, be careful not to overdo it as it will leave your leather seats greasy. Wash the seats with recommended leather cleaner and wipe dry. Later, apply some olive oil on leather seats and spread it across. Leave it for some time and then wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

Prepare a Car Cleaning Solution

If you don’t like using commercially available car cleaners, you can make one at home by mixing one-quarter liquid detergent with one-quarter baking soda and add the mixture to a large amount of water to prepare a homemade car cleaning solution.

Cleaning Air Vents

The A/C vents are the toughest places to clean due to their design. You can use a paint brush or toothbrush to clean hard to reach places and then use compressed air to blow off the dirt from inside.

Scrub Rubber Mats

There is no better way to clean the rubber mats than soaking them in a soap solution. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing washing detergent and warm water. Let the rubber mats soak in it for awhile. Take a stifled brush and scrub off the dirt and marks from the rubber mats. Wash the rubber mats with clean water and keep them in the sun to fully dry.

Use a Rubberized Squeegee to Remove Pet Hair

If your pet travels in your car, then there is a chance that some pet hair is sticking to your seats. Spray some water on the seats and use a rubberized squeegee to remove the pet hair with little effort.

Cleaning the Entire Window

People generally clean the windows when they are rolled up completely. This method is inappropriate as it leaves the dirt on the top of the window pane. After you have cleaned the windows from the inside to the outside in the rolled up position, roll down the windows slightly and wipe the top of the pane with glass cleaner as well.