15 Cleaning Hacks that Will Clean Your Car Better Than You Ever Have

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Toothbrush

Old toothbrushes are great for getting out embedded dirt and other grime. Whether the gunk is between the seats or on the dashboard, a toothbrush gives you that extra reach you need to get your car clean with half the work.

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30 comments for “15 Cleaning Hacks that Will Clean Your Car Better Than You Ever Have

  1. December 23, 2015 at

    Thanks for all the tips. this is very helpful.

  2. January 2, 2016 at

    These are amazing and really a big help. Now I can make my car clean everyday.

  3. Debbie
    January 24, 2016 at

    Great tips – I’ll be sure to give them a try! Thanks.

  4. Cheryl
    January 26, 2016 at

    REMOVE RUBBER INSERTS–cup holders, coin trays etc, soak in hot soapy water & scrub.

    NON-REMOVABLES–pour hot soapy water into cup holders Etc (NOT anywhere near electrical nor dripping into radio). Let it soak, scrub. Use old bath towel to soak up any water left. Repeat with just got water

    • Melissa Pike
      October 12, 2016 at

      You can run those through your dishwasher.

  5. Nancy
    February 7, 2016 at

    Before you start cleaning out your car, open all doors put windows down and blast with leaf blower on HIGH

    • Dawn
      February 12, 2016 at

      Love it Nancy off to try it now

    • Tara
      April 2, 2016 at

      That’s hilarious!!! Love it!!

    • Cindy Ferries
      August 13, 2016 at

      I bet it works great on all the dog hair!

  6. February 21, 2016 at

    Still havent seen the tips, Hard to get to the tips not an easy website

    • Lorraine
      April 18, 2016 at

      I’d have to say that happens a lot! But I like the leaf blower tip!

  7. February 27, 2016 at

    Thank you! It was unexpected and I was very susprired. Glad you’re sharing it from your end. Hope others who just started blogging would find this too. I am sure you will.

  8. CJ
    February 29, 2016 at

    Instead of steel wool, use the green scrubbing pads. Much less risk of scratching.

  9. Jennie
    March 22, 2016 at

    What kind of conditioner? Is there a conditioner brand specifically for cars?

    • V.Martinez
      March 21, 2017 at

      Hair conditioner is what they are talking about, just make sure lanolin is one of the contains.

  10. MAV
    March 27, 2016 at

    5. use a razor blade
    7. the car needs to be wet and soapy for clay
    8. do them by hand
    9. anything with paper will scratch paint
    14. wd40 will mess up your paint

  11. Bonnie
    April 2, 2016 at

    Take a small generator use Basktall nozel to air a basketball use on floorboard in hard to vacume places it cleans deep then vacume

  12. Jereka
    April 7, 2016 at

    After washing and drying exterior, my mother always uses Pledge on her vehicles, and they are always beautiful and shiny.

  13. Sharon Lewis
    April 24, 2016 at

    How do you remove the Blue dye from jeans left on leather seats?

    • May 8, 2016 at

      Use biological soap powder with hot water, it works a treat.

  14. Chaula
    April 29, 2016 at

    I have an 11 year old Prius with 180,000 miles on her and she is running great. My one problem was getting the beige upholstery clean. I purchased a PET-SMART SPOT CLEANER from Bissell for $100 from Wal mart and it worked better than many of the pros textile cleaning which left black smudges everywhere. Still, I could not get the very edges of the velour covered console and arm rests. I found a miracle product. MAGIC ERASERS!!!! Gets that black grime off the edges of these harder to clean surfaces. In fact it gets any mark of any surface that would not come off by any other means. And Walmart makes a knock off that is very affordable. The Magic Erasers cost about 4 or 5$ for 2 small ones. Wall mart sells a package of 10 of the knock offs, which are exactly the same thing, for about 7 bucks!

    Will try the toothpaste idea on my headlight sense covers which are badly clouded from age.

    Thanks!

    • CJ
      September 11, 2016 at

      When cleaning your headlights with tooth paste (I didn’t read the directions here) don’t forgot after your wash them, apply car polish or wax, let it dry and polish it off. It makes the clean last longer.

      • Kate
        September 28, 2016 at

        Thanks for this tip!

  15. Wendy
    May 10, 2016 at

    Use Armarol tire cleaner for your dash and door panels. Comes clean and a natural shine that doesn’t blind you. After that swiffer dust sheets help keep the dash clean in between. Super easy. I have been doing this for years in my school bus and truck.

  16. Darlene Odom
    July 16, 2016 at

    There is a scrubber called Scrub Daddy, which is multi-use. Look it up on internet. It will not scratch your car, wheels, lights. Then you will want to buy more for your dishes, some for the bathrooms. These are great…..no steal wool, no green scrubbing pads to risk scratching whatever you are cleaning.

  17. August 19, 2016 at

    #5. Only use 0000 grade steel wool on Windows.

  18. Sherry
    November 9, 2016 at

    Has anyone tried the toothpaste for cleaning headlights? Just curious if it actually works

    • Mike
      April 3, 2017 at

      I tried on my Honda didn’t work. A friend told me to use something with deet like bug spray Better results than toothpaste!

      • Kate
        April 3, 2017 at

        Mike,

        Thanks for the tip!

    • John
      April 11, 2017 at

      2003 CR-V. I read to use toothpaste and baking soda. A little elbow grease and the lenses are clear.

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