If you commute, have alot of trips, or you are a party monster so to say, chances are you spend quite a bit of time in your car. And if you spend a lot of time in your car, it’s nearly impossible to keep it clean! Without forgetting about those many lecture and seminar hours! So, your options are either to take it to an auto detailer (which is almost always going to be expensive), or you can buckle down and clean it yourself.
But there’s good news on that front – cleaning your car doesn’t have to be hard, take a ton of time, or cost a lot of money! I’ve collected several car cleaning tips and tricks over the years that will help make this chore a breeze. So whether you’re maintaining a clean car, or deep-cleaning a dirty car, these 7 car life tips will help you get your car clean in no time!
Use a homemade car upholstery cleaning solution to help you tackle muddy mats, carpets, and any dingy spots on your car seats. Get the directions.
If dust and dirt is stubbornly stuck to your vents or other hard-to-clean areas, dampen a small sponge brush with your cleaner of choice. If you don’t have a sponge brush on hand, you can always use cotton balls or swabs as well!
If you have textured vinyl in your car, you may have dirt that’s ground in to all those nooks and crannies. A toothbrush can help you scrub deep into textured surface, so you can be sure that all the dirt and grime is gone!
For the messes that miss the cup holders, keep a small pack of auto cleaner wipes in your glove box. They only cost a few shillings, and you’ll have a lot more peace of mind knowing that you’re ready for any messy emergency!
No one enjoys cleaning up the gunk that invariably winds up in the bottom of our cup holders. Avoid it entirely by placing silicone cups at the bottom of each cup holder. If they get sticky or dirty, just throw them in the sink or dishwasher, put clean ones in the car, and save yourself the half hour of frustration!
Yes it’s true, toothpaste (especially whitening) can clean foggy headlights. For this one you’ll definitely need to bring your elbow grease. Apply toothpaste to the plastic lens cover with a cloth and thoroughly rub it in all over the lens. Then rinse off completely with clean water and dry. For further protection use a furniture polish or car wax with UV protection.
Park a little too close to the car next to you and while you were at the supermarket they left a little present for you? We can’t fix poor judgement in a few minutes but we can fix that scratch with nail polish. Of course it needs to be as close as possible to your car’s color. This may be the only option if you’re unable to obtain or don’t own the particular color from the manufacturer.
Hopefully these few tips will help you budget your cash properly but never the less, this should not stop you from giving your car a thorough water wash when you get a chance or two. Until next time Campusers !