10 simple ways to keep your car clean

Many of us use our cars every day to go to work, drop off the kids or visit friends and family. When you spend a lot of time in your vehicle, it doesn't take long for it to get dirty. Our busy lives also mean we're unable to give our cars a good spruce up as often as we'd like to. Thankfully, we've come up with 10 clever cleaning tricks that take no time at all...

1. Homemade stain remover

Here's a great little trick to get rid of any stains on the seats.


First fill an empty spray bottle with one cup of vinegar, three tablespoons of baking soda, lemon juice, and liquid dish soap. Shake the mixture well before spraying it on the seats and covers in your car. Now use a brush to scrub the surface and wipe away any residue with a cloth.


The results are incredible! 

2. Leather surfaces

There's nothing better than olive for keeping those leather surfaces fresh!


It's a natural solution and leaves the surfaces smelling great. 

Never use olive oil on the steering wheel though, even if it's made of leather. 

3. Animal hair 

If you want to remove animal hair, it's best to spray the surface with water first before wiping it down with a squeegee. 

4. Wipers

To prevent marks being left on the windshield, clean the wipers using rubbing alcohol. 


5. Windows

When cleaning your car's windows, it's best to use newspaper and vinegar. Once you're done, there won't be a mark in sight. 


6. A natural deodorizer   

To make your own deodorizer, put a few tablespoons of baking soda in a small jar and add several drops of your favorite essential oil. Pierce the lid before closing the jar and place it underneath the seat or in the glove compartment. You'll soon smell the difference!

7. Wheel rims

Here's where your homemade spray comes in handy again. Simply spray on the mixture and wipe down the surfaces to leave those rims shiny. 


8. Bodywork

If you don't want to go down to the car wash, mix two pints of water with liquid Marseilles soap in a bucket and use it to lather up the bodywork with a glove. Simply rinse your car off and admire the sparkling results. 

9. Dust

When air vents are full of dust, simply place a small brush inside them while using the vacuum cleaner. All that dust will gone in no time. 


10. Toothbrush and toothpaste

An old toothbrush is useful for getting into those hard-to-reach places. As crazy as it sounds, rubbing some toothpaste onto your headlamps with a soft cloth is actually an excellent way to get them back to their shiny best. 

Another great thing about these tricks is that they don't use too many chemical products. So what are you waiting for — give them a try!




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