Below you will find a variety of genius car cleaning hacks that will save you time and get your car sparkling like it is brand new. We travel quite a bit and over time trash can build up, toys get cluttered on the floor and it can be a mess. So when I head out to do my cleaning I implement these tips and get my car sparkling like new.
Cup Holders| I buy silicone cupcake liners and use them to place inside my cup holders. Then when I am cleaning I easily grab it remove it, wash and put back in. It helps keep my cup holders from getting gross inside.
Compressed Air in Can| You can buy compressed air in a can that is great for cleaning your keyboards and such. But you can also use it to spray into your vents to help spray out any dust and dirt that has collected. This is great on vents that are not removable.
Essential Oils| Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to a cotton ball and lay on your floor. This will act as an air freshener and help remove any lingering odors in your car.
Toothbrush| Use a toothbrush to work into textured areas on your car. This will help pull out any dirt and grime that has sunk into the textures.
Sponge Brush| Grab a sponge paintbrush and get it a little damp and use that to reach those tiny crevices that you can’t reach on your own. You can just use water or your favorite cleaner.
Magic Eraser| If you have any scuff or stubborn marks on your dash, upholstery, or anywhere else, use a magic eraser. Now if you are using on leather, rub gently or you could hurt the leather.
Cereal Container Trash Can| Take a cereal container that has a lid and places a trash bag inside. Then you can easily open and close it to toss in the trash. This is great for if it tips over, you won’t have trash all over your floor!
Remove Bugs| To get rid of splattered bugs, use your cooking spray. Just spray on and let it sit for a minute and then work it off with a sponge. It will help remove those dried up bugs.
Headlights| Grab some toothpaste and use it to wash your headlights with. It will help freshen them up, remove any film or debris, and let your lights shine brighter.
Windshield Wipers| Take some rubbing alcohol and put it on a soft cloth. Use this to wipe down the blades of your windshield wipers. Sometimes over time, it can get gunky and not clean your windshield the best, but by wiping it down you can really clean your blades and extend the life of your wipers.
Pet Hair| Wet down a glove or use a squeegee to wipe away pet hair from your seats. Both methods work great and it can be a lifesaver from spending a ton of time getting all that hair.
Q-Tips| Another great way to reach small areas is a q-tip. Use this for your steering wheel, along with door frames and more to remove any dirt.
Vaseline| In the winter you can rub a little vaseline on the door frame rubber, to help prevent it from freezing over.
Vacuum| When you go to vacuum by air vents, use a small brush and have the vacuum close to the vent and sweep the dust right into the nozzle with your brush. It will help make the car not feel as dusty.
Odors| Sprinkle baking soda onto your floors before you vacuum to draw out any odors that might be lingering. This is great if say you ate on the go and last nights hamburger and pickles is sticking around.
What are your best car cleaning hacks?