We spend many hours driving around. Despite the time we spend in our cars let’s admit we don’t give enough attention to our cars hygiene. Maybe you take your car to a car wash regularly but some parts are always neglected. If you either take it to a car wash or clean it yourself these tricks will make your car bright and shiny.
Brush & vacuum AC vents: It’s very important to regularly dust the AC vents as all the dust and dirt pile up there and circulate over and over again. You can easily brush the dust between the AC vents with a paint or foam brush. If you vacuum up the dust as you brush the dust won’t fall in the car.
Knobs & buttons: Vacuum knobs and buttons as you brush them. This will help you to get rid of the dirt and dust for good.
Air filter: If your car has an unbearable stinky smell maybe it’s time to change your cabin’s air filter.
Trash: That stinky smell might be because of the trash which may be hidden under the seat. For a clean and fresh car never leave any trash in your car.
The dirt: If dirt has embedded itself in the textures you can use an old toothbrush and Castile soap. Scrub the area gently with the brush using Castile soap and water.
Dashboard: After years of use your car’s dashboard might not look like it used to. One simple trick can reverse the situation; olive oil. Put some olive oil on a paper towel and wipe down the dashboard. It’s always better to test on a small area to see how the plastic or leather reacts. You can also make your dashboard shine with the help of Vaseline. After applying vaseline on the dashboard you can wipe away the excess with a cloth.
Upholstery: If you don’t know the squeegee trick to get rid of the animal hair on the carpet well you are missing something very important. As you can use the same trick to get rid of your furry friend’s hair from your car seats. Spray some water on the seats, use squeegee and vacuum all the clumps.
Freshness: When everything is fresh and clean the only thing left would be to keep it that way. Instead of using toxic car smells you can make your own eco-friendly car smell. Fill a small mason jar with baking soda about 3/4 full. Add essential oils of your choice. Cut a small round piece of breathable fabric. Replace the mid of the lid with the cloth.
A few simple tricks may save you time and money even if you give your car to the car wash.
Bugs: Use a cooking spray to get rid of the bugs on the front of your car. Apply it to a car grille and bumper then use a cloth to rub the dead bugs away. If they are stubborn try rubbing the area with a dryer sheet.
Blades windshield wipers: A cotton ball or a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol will prevent smears on your windshield.
Headlights: Mix baking soda and toothpaste in a small bowl and apply it to the headlights. Rub it with a cloth and wash it away with water.
Don’t neglect your car! We know you love it, you just need to show it that you love it! Drive safely!