Ultimate Guide To Cleaning Your Car

Having a clean car is almost like having a new car – it’s just so much nicer to drive around in a clean car. Dirt and dust can settle in so many out of the way places so here are some tips to ensure you get your car as clean as possible. Here is the ultimate guide to cleaning your car.

Guide to cleaning your car

  1. Remove any rubbish from the vehicle – slide seats forward and remove floor mats to ensure that you don’t miss any.
  2. Use a paintbrush to dust between the vents of the air conditioner.
  3. Cleaning Your CarUsing a handheld vacuum, suck up the dust as you brush it off so that it doesn’t settle elsewhere in the vehicle.
  4. Clean all the cars knobs and buttons with the brush and vacuum too.
  5. Remove the air filter and replace with a new one (this often eliminates odd smells).
  6. Use an eraser to gently scrub sticky patches off vinyl or leather.
  7. If dirt is embedded in the vinyl, scrub with an old toothbrush and some diluted dish soap.
  8. Using olive oil, polish the hard plastic on your vehicle – put a little olive oil on a paper towel and wipe down the dashboard and cup holders. The result will be shiny and has no smell.
  9. Use a spray bottle of water and a squeegee to remove pet hair from your upholstery. Vacuum up the clumps of fur afterward.
  10. Use a toothbrush to remove crumbs and dirt from the seams of your seat cushions and then vacuum.
  11. when cleaning your car, remove any melted wax (like crayons if you have small children) with brown paper and an iron – simply feed the paper under the hot iron and the wax will melt into it.
  12. When cleaning your car, clean the seats in the car with all-purpose cleaner, a scrubbing brush, and a sponge. Don’t drench the fabric on the seats, just dip the brush in your cleaning solution and scrub out stains. Spray with linen spray once you’re done to make sure it smells lovely and fresh.
  13. Apply stain remover to floor mats and wash them in the washing machine (or scrub them with upholstery cleaner)
  14. Clean any child car seats using the same technique above as well as a toothbrush to reach any tricky corners.
  15. Hang an air freshener in your car to keep it smelling fresh (or make your own with bicarbonate of soda and essential oils)
  16. Clean your windshield with steel wool and glass cleaner
  17. Wipe down your windshield wipers with rubbing alcohol – this will help prevent your wipers making smears on your windscreen.
  18. Use tumble dryer sheets soaked in warm water to remove stubborn bugs from your grille and bumper.
  19. Shine headlights with toothpaste and water.
  20. Clean windows with glass cleaner – and roll them down to ensure you clean the grime off the tops too.
  21. Use wheel cleaner to clean your car’s wheels, making sure the cleaner is mild enough not to damage the finish.


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All info was correct at time of publishing April 26, 2018