Expert DIYer shares 18 genius ways to clean your car. It'll be cleaner than it ever has been!

February 14th, 2017

Do you want to give your car a deep clean without paying to have it detailed? Here are 18 hacks that will make your car immaculate.

Make Your Headlights Sparkle

Use some toothpaste and water to clean your cloudy headlights.

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Make a Baking Soda Air Freshener

Keep your car smelling fresh with a homemade baking soda air freshener. Find out how to make it here.

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Get Rid of Dead Bug Crust

Wipe all the dead bugs off of your bumper and grille with some dryer sheets.

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Use Alcohol on Your Wipers

Rubbing some alcohol on your windshield wipers will help your windshield from getting smeared.

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Clean Your Car Seat

Car seats can get pretty nasty with your kids dropping snacks in it. You can make it as clean as it was when you bought it with a lint roller, bristle brush, toothbrush, dish soap, steam cleaner, and baking soda. Learn how here.

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Upholstery Cleaner For Your Floor Mats

Scrub your floor mats with upholstery cleaner to get out stains. You can make some of your own cleaner by following the recipe here.

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Use a Foam Paint Brush to Clean Your Vents

Foam paint brushes are great for cleaning in between air vents.

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Or Use a Makeup Brush

Makeup brushes work well for this too. You may want to consider running a vacuum cleaner simultaneously so the dust doesn’t settle elsewhere.

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Change Your Air Filter

This will prevent your car from getting stinky.

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Use a Magic Eraser to Remove Grime

A magic eraser works well when removing grime and sticky stuff in your car.

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Use a Toothbrush to Scrub Vinyl

Scrub the vinyl in your car to get rid of things stuck in between the cracks.


Olive Oil to Polish Leather and Your Dashboard

Olive oil can be used to shine up the leather and dashboard in your car.

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Pickup Animal Hair

Animal hair can wreak havoc on your car but a spray bottle of water and a squeegee can remedy that.

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Wash Your Fabric Seats

Mix some dish soap, washing soda, and hot water. Dip a cleaning brush into the solution and scrub your seats in a circulation motion to cleanse them. Then wipe with a towel and let your seats dry.

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Toss Your Floor Mats in the Washing Machine

Spray your dirty mats down with some stain remover and toss them in the washing machine to get them super clean.

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Top of the Window Grime

Roll your windows all the way down so that grime doesn’t form at the top of your car window.

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Use a Cloth Covered Screw Driver

Cover a dull-tipped screwdriver with a cloth then spray some all-purpose cleaner with onto your trim lines to remove caked on gunk.

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Clay Bars Get Up Grime Water Won’t

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After washing your car, use a clay bar to get up the remaining grime that’s stuck on your car.

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