Nothing is as frustrating as wiper blades causing unnexpected smudges to your windscreen during a rainy day. Lucky for you, that won’t be a problem anymore. Run some alcohol (no tequila people) on your blades every so often and it should keep them in pretty damn perfect condition.
To clean your headlights, try using a sponge and a little bit of elbow grease, apply the toothpaste and rub in circular motions until the dirt comes off. Then, wipe away with a light cloth to reveal your crystal clear headlights! Who knew this miracle car detailing product was sitting in your medicine cabinet all along.
It seems like even if we’re careful, crumbs just get everywhere in our cars, especially if we often have on the go. One of the worst parts about crumbs is how hard it can be to remove them from a stubborn spot. Take an old used toothbrush or a flat head screwdriver covered with a cloth, and use it to gently remove the crumbs. Be sure you vacuum the crumbs and debris up.
Rather than throwing away money on so-called professional products, just pick up a bottle of hydrogen peroxide and mix it in water to clean up hard to remove stains. Depending on the colour of your carpets or material, be sure to dilute the mixture considerably to prevent any discoloration.
Certain areas of the country are popular times for bugs, and that means that the bugs have a higher likelihood of ending up on your car. Squashed bugs not only look unsightly, they can also have a damaging effect on your car’s paint, so you need to remove them as soon as you see them. Take your spray bottle and fill it with water then wet the area where the bugs are located. Next, take a dryer sheet and scrub the area gently until the bug is removed, then apply your wax removed if necessary.
To neutralize tobacco smoke, buy an aerosol can of Dakota Non-Smoke or similar product. Holding the can 12 to 14 in. away from fabrics, lightly spray the headliner (don’t soak it), seats, door panels and carpet. Then turn the fan to high and switch the system to recirculate mode (“max. A/C” if you don’t have that option). Find the intake opening by holding a tissue near the blower motor. Then spray the mist into the opening. Leave the windows closed for at least one hour.
Coffee filters are awesome for cleaning! They are cheap, disposable, biodegradable and super effective. Keep a stack in your center console and quickly wipe down your dashboard and inside your car with one while you are waiting in your car. It is so easy and convenient that you won’t mind doing it and your car with look so much better.
These louvers are a real magnet for dust, and a vacuum with a brush attachment just won’t get it all. Take an inexpensive artist’s paintbrush and give it a light shot of furniture polish. Work the brush into the crevices to collect the dust. Wipe the brush off with a rag and move on to the next one.
If you’ve ever bought a used car or had one gifted to you, then you know how hard it can be remove any stickers on the car’s surface or glass. Grab a piece of newspaper and wet the area with warm water then rub until the sticker is soaked, then you can remove it. Another way to remove bumper stickers is to use a dab of WD-40 on a cloth, then rub the edges of the sticker, then scrape it gently with a store reward card or a credit card.
If you want a streak-free quick trick for shiny windows, look no further than your recycling bin. Newspaper is an old tried and true trick for clean windows, and not only does it work on your home windows, it’s also great for your car windows — if you don’t have tinted windows that is. Take your favorite window cleaner and spray on the windows, then ball up your newspaper and wipe the windows clean. That’s it!