Keeping the car spick and span doesn’t have to break the bank.
With these car cleaning hacks, you’ll be able to treat your car to a spring clean without even leaving your driveway!
Avoid using a tissue or alcohol-based cleaning products. These can scratch the surface of your screen and damage the protective coating. Instead, opt for a microfibre cleaning cloth and a simple screen cleaner to wipe away those mucky fingerprints!
If your upholstery could do with a little clean, a toothbrush is a brilliant tool to scrub deep into textured upholstery and surfaces. It helps to get into the little nooks and crannies which are hotspots for crumbs to fall into!
It can be difficult to clean away the dirt that gets in the bottom of cup holders. But, if you line your cup holders with silicone cupcake cases to avoid the crumbs and general residue that ends up at the bottom, they are much easier to remove and clean.
The front bumper, or any exterior part of your vehicle, can be exposed to some dirty encounters. Bug splatters and mud can be stubborn and sometimes soap and water doesn't cut it. Enter the cooking oil spray! Spray it on, leave it for a few minutes and use a soft, microfibre cloth to wipe the area clean.
It's always handy to have a pack of cleaning wipes in the car, ready in case of a messy emergency - especially if you're travelling with kids!
Olive oil is great for cleaning leather seats, but just be careful not to overuse as it can make your seats greasy to the touch. Not only will it give your seats a natural shine, but it will also tackle those tough stains! Simply add a few drops onto a dry cloth and rub down!
The Tricky Bits
Cars are full of nooks and crannies that get full of dust. Simply get a screwdriver and cover it with a cloth, to get into those tricky places! Take it easy though - you don't want to scratch anything!
Toothpaste isn’t just great for giving us pearly whites, but it will also give your car some pearly lights! Just cover the headlight in toothpaste, using circular motions, then clean off with a cloth for a dazzling finish!
Remember when stickers on your car were fashionable? Yes, well, unfortunately, fashion changes, but don’t worry, you don’t have to drive around with flowers covering your bonnet for much longer. WD-40 can help remove them. Simply spray it on, let it absorb in and peel off.
Whoever invented car ventilators didn’t think through how difficult they would be to clean! However, a foam brush or paintbrush will be your new best friends! They're great for getting at the dust sitting in your air vents, allowing fresh, clean air to blow through!