When spring is in the air, it seems as if everyone goes into cleaning mode. Spring-cleaning the house is a big one on people’s agenda, but lets not forget about spring-cleaning your car! There’s nothing better than cruising down the road with the windows down showing off your new shiny, spotless wheels.
Everyday Cleaning Items
Many people end up going to the car wash to have their car detailed but what they don’t realize is they probably already have all the products they need at home to do the job themselves. Many tools used, to get an efficiently cleaned car, are everyday house items.
- Vacuum hose
- Magic Eraser
- Olive Oil
- Spray bottle
- Diluted all-purpose shampoo
- Sponge/ white washcloth
First Step in Cleaning Your Car
One of the first steps in cleaning your car is to get all the junk out. Throw away all those loose water bottles rolling around, hairpins that have fallen in the dark hole, and those coins glued with whatever sticky substance to your cup holder. This is a huge milestone and you will feel like you’ve already made a lot of progress!
Cleaning the Nitty Gritty
Living in Arizona sure can create a dust storm in your vents. One of the best ways to clean your air vents is to use a paintbrush or toothbrush. But be careful not to just wipe the dust anywhere. Make sure to use a vacuum hose and place it next to the vent so the dust particles don’t go floating somewhere else in your car.
Sticky Gooey Unidentified Substance
Many of us who purchase a new car make a rule “no eating in the car!” But we all know that rule can be quickly broken and next thing you know, there’s something sticky on the dashboard or on your seat. This is where the toothbrush comes in handy. With it’s short, hard bristles it can clean in all the little nooks and cranny’s our hands can’t seem to reach.
Revive The Old Leather Into New.
When we are constantly rubbing our hands all over the steering wheel and dashboard, that shininess tends to go away. But have no fear because olive oil is here! Simply take a paper towel, dab it into the olive oil and gently rub onto the warn out leather.
Stubborn Pet Fur
We all love going for a stroll with our hairy critters, but we don’t necessarily love the fur they leave embedded in our seats. Just use a spray bottle of water and a squeegee and that fur will come right out.
We brush our teeth to get those pearly whites, so why not do the same with our headlights? Simply use a toothbrush (preferably not the one you use for your own teeth) and some toothpaste and start scrubbing. Colgate really is a miracle worker!
These are just a few simple ways to help get your vehicle in tip top spring shape. So crank up that stereo, sing at the top of your lungs and start scrubbing. Before you know it, you’ll feel like you have a brand new car all over again!