Maintenance of your vehicle is so important. It will help maintain the value of the automobile that you’ve paid a lot of money for. One of the ways to maintain the value is to keep the inside clean. It’s important to keep your car clean and tidy. Maintenance has the added benefit of smelling good and giving a good impression. Believe me, people look at how you keep a car.
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Automatic car washes are good for a quick job but you’ll need to detail it every so often to keep the luster of the finish. Depending on your location, you’ll also need to wash environmental elements off. It’s also a safety issue since having unclean windows will provide a hazardous driving condition.
Start with the interior and clean up excess trash and debris. Once you’ve done that you can move onto deeper cleaning of the interior:
Dust The Interior
To dust the interior of your car you can use a coffee filter or chemical free dryer sheet. They are lint free and perfect for wiping down the interior of your vehicle.
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The wipes and sprays labeled for automobile use are expensive and often not on hand when detailing your car. Most of us have olive oil in the house that you can simply grab and wipe your dash until clean and shiny. An added benefit is no harmful chemicals. People don’t think about all the chemicals they use in the home and car and what they are doing to their family. Going with natural products are better for health and environment.
Hair on Upholstery
Whether you take your vet visits, your car will have some pet hair. Super simple to remove, all you need is a squeegee and spray bottle filled with water. To avoid the hair or car sickness, get seat covers that can easily be removed and cleaned.
Remove Stains From Carpeting
Simply getting in and out of the car makes the carpet and rugs dirty by tracking in things from the outside. There’s a simple budget-friendly two-ingredient fix! While it’s effective it will also leave the car smelling amazing.
The confined, closed off interior lacks circulation and even without food or other sources of smells can make even the best-kept car stink. Baking soda is great for absorbing and neutralizing the odors.
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New on me, there’s a cleaning slime recipe! It’s great for getting to hard to reach nooks and crannies. Even better, because kids love slime, you might get them to clean!
It may seem OCD to some, but I hate seeing dust on the vents. Even cleaning left some in the sides and cracks. Simply using a foam brush that you can grab at the Dollar Tree, you can get them dust free in no time!
After you’ve cleaned the interior, it’s time to move on to the exterior. These ideas will make that task easier:
Bumper Sticker Removal
If you need to remove bumper stickers that have been applied to the exterior of your automobile, the publication Cars states that all you need is a hair dryer, a razor blade, a sturdy plastic card like a credit card, towels, and some cleaning solution to remove.
If you want your rims shiny and sparkling and looking brand new, simply mix one-half cup baking soda, one tablespoon dish soap, and two cups warm water in a small bowl and use a sponge with the mixture to clean the rims.
Clean Foggy Headlights
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Headlights are notorious for getting that foggy, dull appearance from environmental strains. That can be a hazard for you and other drivers. Regular maintenance with toothpaste will keep them clean and fog-free.
Wash Your Car
According to the Krazy Coupon Lady, hair conditioner typically contains lanolin. Lanolin is a type of wax and makes a car shine. It will also help avoid water spots.
Taking care of your car requires effort, whether you take it to the professionals for washes, waxes, and detailing, or you spend the time to make it shine yourself. These easy cleaning hacks will help to get your vehicle looking sparkling clean. Let me know what your favorite car cleaning hacks are in the comments and as always, if you have any questions I’d love to help you out!
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