It is not always a must for you to spend a lot of money buying car cleaning products. All you have to know is that there are several things that you can think of when it comes to washing your car. With the car cleaning hacks highlighted below, you can deeply clean your vehicle using simple solutions.


Use a toothbrush for fine detailing.

Toothbrushes form part of small but great cleaning tools. You can use them to remove crumbs and gunk because this tool's head and small bristles can reach deep and unreachable areas. In particular, you can get a toothbrush and a car cleaner solution to clean your car dashboard because it has small and hard-to-reach areas such as the dials, buttons, and knobs. You can also use a toothbrush in cleaning other areas such as the armrests, steering wheel, seats, and headrest of your car. In the end, you will be amazed by the amount of grime that you can remove by using a toothbrush. 

Baking soda to remove the odor.

In case your car smells, you can attempt to locate the odor. However, it would be best if you were careful when using harsh chemicals. In this case, you can use a mason jar, essential oils, and baking soda to remove the odor. C&S Subaru can offer you more information on how you can use baking soda to remove odor.

Use foam paintbrush for dusting.

Dust is one of the elements that you can find it challenging to remove from your car. It also builds up frequently, especially on hard-to-reach parts. However, you can use a vacuum cleaner and foam paintbrush to remove excess dust. Ensure you focus on the vents and reach the deeper areas of your car.

Use olive oil to clean the dashboard.

Olive oil is one of the inexpensive products that you can use to clean your car. All you have to do is rub olive oil on the dashboard's surface and wipe it away using a clean cloth.

Use baking soda to clean the wheels.

To clean your wheel using baking soda, you can mix it with water to form a thick paste. After that, you can apply it to the wheels, wipe it using a small brush to wipe, and rinse the surface using water.

Magic eraser cleans your interior.

In case you have gross stains on your vinyl or leather seat, you should not worry because you can remove them. In this case, you can buy a magic eraser from your local store and scrub the stains out. However, it would be best if you wet the eraser before scrubbing your seats gently. In the end, your seats will be clean.

Vaseline shine

If your car seats are made of leather or vinyl, you can dab a small amount of Vaseline on a piece of towel and rub it over to hinder the leather from cracking. Also, rubbing Vaseline on your rubber door seal can prevent them from freezing during winter.

Use an iron to remove sticky substances from your car seats.

In case your child drops a sticky substance onto your car seat, and it melts into the fabric, you might be worried about how you will remove it. However, if you have an iron box, you can easily remove such a substance. All you have to do is take a small thick piece of paper and place it against the sticky substance. You can then connect your iron box and put it on the paper for approximately 1 to 2 minutes. You will be surprised that the substance will be attached to the paper.

Use Peanut butter to remove tar.

To remove tar from your car, you can rub peanut around the affected part. Leave it there for about 3 minutes so that it can soften tar. After that, you can wipe it using a clean piece of cloth damped in vinegar. You can do that repeatedly until you completely remove the tar. In case you do not have peanut butter, you can use solid wood shortening and denatured alcohol.

Use baby wipes to clean your glove compartment.

Your car glove compartment can get moldy and dusty. When you are cleaning your car, you can use baby wipes to clean the glove compartment. In the end, your compartment will be clean and smell great.

Cornstarch grease remover.

If you grease stains on your car seat, you can sprinkle cornstarch to remove it. Leave it there for approximately 30 minutes. After that, you can vacuum using cornstarch, and your seat will be clean.

Car mats.

Sometimes you can find it challenging to clean your car mats. However, if you have carpeted ones, you can add a stain remover on them and put them into your washing machine. In that way, you will manage to remove most of the dirt and stains without struggling.

Use a flat end screwdriver.

In most cases, a toothbrush is a helpful tool that you can use to remove dirt from crannies and nooks, but if you wish to remove stubborn dirt, you might need a heavy-duty tool. All you require would be a thin piece of cloth and a flat end screwdriver in such a case. Since the screwdriver is hard, you can use it to do more scraping. 

Castile soap.

In case you do not want to take your car to a car wash facility that will use chemicals to wash it, you can use Castile soap to do it yourself. Castile oil is organic because it is made from plant oils. You can mix the soap with water, sprinkle around your car and rinse it. 

Use Coca-Cola drink to remove rust stains.

Although it might sound strange, you can use Coca-Cola drink as a cleaning product. The chemicals in the drink can remove any rusty stains in your car. All you have to do is pour a little drink on steel wool before rubbing it on the stains in a circular motion.

Use squeegee and water to remove animal hair.

If you have a pet, you might find it challenging to remove animal hair from your fabric seats. In particular, a squeegee is an excellent solution for you. In this case, you can spray a small amount of water and push squeegee on seats. However, it would be best if you squeegeed in starting from the back of your seats to the front for easier vacuuming of the animal hairs.

There is nothing good like driving a clean car. However, considering the different types of grime and trash that invade your car, you should consider the above car cleaning hacks to avoid costly expenses. Most importantly, you can get in touch with C&S Subaru to know how you can effectively use the above car cleaning hacks.



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