Car Tips - Vehicle Cleaning Hacks


Here are some ways to spring clean your vehicle:

Use a cheap foam brush or paint brush to dust between the AC vents.

Vacuum up the dust as you brush it off, so it doesn't immediately settle somewhere else in the car.

Remove and replace your cabin's air filter to get rid of stinky smells.

Get all of the trash out from every nook and cranny.

Use a Magic Eraser to scrub gross sticky things off of vinyl.

If dirt has embedded itself in the textures of your vinyl, some detail scrubbing with a toothbrush may be necessary.

Banish animal hair from your upholstery with a spray bottle of water and a squeegee.

Use a fine-bristled brush (like a toothbrush) to get dirt and crumbs out from the seams of your seat cushions.

Use paper and an iron to remove melted wax (like crayons) from your upholstery.

Shampoo the seats in your car with diluted all-purpose cleaner, a sponge or scrub brush, and washcloths.

Spray your dirty floor mats with stain remover and throw them in the washing machine.

Enlist a lint roller, bristle brush, toothbrush, dish soap, steam cleaner, and baking soda if you need to clean a kiddo's car seat.

When everything's fresh and clean, keep it smelling that way with a baking soda air freshener.

Wipe down your windshield wipers with rubbing alcohol to prevent a smeared windshield.

Get stubborn bugs out of your grille (and off of your bumper) with the help of dryer sheets.

Shine up cloudy headlights with toothpaste and water.

Remember to roll down your windows before you start wiping them with glass cleaner to get the edge clean.

Use a cleaning powder and water to clean your wheels.

After washing your car, use a clay bar to pick up bits of grime that water doesn't rinse off.