I don’t know about you, but I still feel like my car is dirty!
Between the dogs getting in the car, the toddlers making a mess and the teens with their sports equipment full of mud …
The car takes a hell of a beating on every trip.
Luckily, we’ve picked out the best tips for getting rid of tough stains, ingrained odors, and grime.
Your car will be even more beautiful than if it were new!
Here is 15 awesome tips to make your dirty car look like new. Look :
1. Clean your headlights with toothpaste
With a sponge and a little elbow grease, apply the toothpaste to the headlight. Rub in small circular motions until the dirt comes off.
Finally, wipe with a soft cloth to have perfectly transparent headlights. Who would have thought that the miracle product for cleaning car headlights was in your bathroom? Check out the trick here.
2. Remove a sticker on the bumper with a hair dryer
The heat from the hair dryer helps to soften the glue. Then use one of your plastic loyalty cards that you have in your wallet to slip it under the sticker and peel it off without damaging your car.
Not only does it work for bumper stickers, but it also works for removing old stickers, toll stickers, parking permits or insurance certificates stuck on your windshield.
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3. Use a coffee filter to make dust in the car.
Coffee filters are great for cleaning. They are inexpensive, disposable, biodegradable, and super effective.
Always keep a stack in your glove box. And wipe down with your dashboard and the interior of your car in no time, for example while you are waiting in your car.
It’s so easy and convenient that it won’t even be a chore for you anymore! And your car will be much cleaner like that!
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4. The best carpet stain remover for less than € 2
One of the most difficult challenges when washing a car is surely cleaning stubborn stains from carpets and rugs.
Well, this carpet and carpet stain remover that only requires 2 ingredients is going to save your life. Plus, it’s super economical to make.
All you have to do is put 1/3 of hydrogen peroxide in a bottle and fill the rest with water. You can add a few drops of essential oil to make it smell good.
You can therefore make your anti-stain product for less than 2 €. Incredible, isn’t it? If your car mats are dark in color, test a small area first as hydrogen peroxide can cause discoloration. If this is the case, it will have to be diluted a little more.
5. Use this natural homemade cleaner to remove stains from your car
As cars are closed spaces, I am particularly vigilant about the products I use. I try to choose non-toxic products whenever possible. And I found an awesome cleanser recipe.
It has become my spare tire! It only requires vinegar, lemon, sparkling water and dish soap. It is very easy to do.
Just mix 120ml of white vinegar, 240ml of sparkling water, 120ml of dishwashing liquid (or homemade) and 60ml of lemon juice in a spray bottle. Close it to shake and mix well.
Spray your product on dirty surfaces. Scrub the spots with a small stiff brush. Then wipe it with a rag.
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6. Use an old sock to clean your cup holder
We know that in the cup holders, we find a whole bunch of gooey things, a mixture of melted lip balms and spilled sodas. Yuck!
To help get rid of this mess, put an old sock on a cup. Spray the inside of the cup holder with a homemade multi-purpose cleaner. And then turn the cup with the sock in the cup holder.
7. Maintain the interior of your car to prevent it from getting damaged
Maintaining the interior of our car is one of those things that we often overlook because it doesn’t seem essential.
But it’s important to do this, because that’s what will keep your car in good condition for longer …
… but also that you can resell it more expensive when the time comes.
Not to mention the fact that you will be able to keep your car longer and therefore delay the purchase of a new car.
And to keep your dashboard nickel, no need to buy a special product. Instead, use a dab of petroleum jelly and smear it on the dashboard with a clean, dry cloth.
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8. Keep your rims sparkling by using this cheap homemade cleaner.
I love cleaning the hubcaps on my tires. It is so gratifying to see the dirt disappear. But don’t waste your money buying a special product to maintain the rims.
Instead, mix baking soda, dish soap, and hot water together to easily make this homemade tire cleaner.
It costs you next to nothing since you already have all the ingredients in your kitchen. Convenient, isn’t it?
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9. Clean hard-to-reach places with a Cotton Swab
Sometimes it is difficult to clean the nooks and crannies of your car. But it is precisely in these places that the dirt will accumulate.
When doing a deep cleaning of your car, make sure you have a few Cotton Swabs on hand. It’s the perfect tool for cleaning those hard to reach corners.
10. Get rid of pet hair using a spray bottle and a squeegee.
It’s one of the car washing tips that I wish I had experienced earlier. I spent hours vacuuming pet hair in the back seat of the car after a ride with a dog.
No matter how many attempts I tried, I just couldn’t get rid of the hairs.
Well, to make it really effective, put some water in a spray bottle and spray it on the seat. Then use a squeegee to pick up all the hairs before vacuuming. Awesome !
11. Use homemade slime to clean hard-to-reach places
Slime is a material that is great for catching dust easily.
Have fun making your homemade slime with your kids. They will have fun with them and you can clean your car with them.
Not to mention, it’s a great way to get your kids involved in the cleanup.
Like that, they can help you pick up all the dirt in hard-to-reach places, as if by magic!
If you want to buy slime, you can find some here.
12. Clean your car air vents with a foam brush
These really inexpensive foam brushes are the perfect tool for quickly removing all the dirt that is lurking in your car’s air vents.
As with every time you do housework, be sure to do the dusting first and then vacuum afterwards.
Otherwise the dust will fall to the ground and you will just have to start over.
You can find these brushes on the Internet for a few dollars.
13. Get rid of lingering odors with baking soda.
The same way you clean your mattress, you can get rid of lingering odors in the car by sprinkling baking soda on the seats. Leave it on for a few hours, then suck up the baking soda and … the smells with it. Check out the trick here.
You can also prevent all odors from coming back, by using a cheap, easy-to-make homemade air freshener.
By mixing just baking soda and essential oils, like lavender, in a jar, you can create little homemade air fresheners for next to nothing.
They’re not just great for your car. You can also put them in drawers, near the litter box, or wherever you are constantly fighting bad odors.
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14. Clean the wiper blades with 70 ° alcohol for a streak-free windshield
I hate it when it starts to drizzle. When this is the case, I always put on my wipers and I moan! But sometimes a huge mark on my windshield makes visibility even worse than raindrops.
Has it ever happened to you? So try this trick to avoid streaks in the future: clean your wiper blades with 70 ° alcohol.
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15. Tip that doesn’t work
Some stuff has gone viral. And yet they don’t work! They can even cause damage. So, I also like to share the tips.
So what cleaning tips should you not be following?
Here’s the thing that doesn’t work: maintaining the leather seats in your car with olive oil.
All the sites claim this is a great trick for maintaining leather seats. But don’t do it!
It is true that at first, they seem better nourished. But in the long term, it accelerates their degradation.
Instead, try this trick instead 😉
Have you tried one of the tips for maintaining your car? Let us know in the comments if it worked for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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