For most of us, spring cleaning means dusting the blinds, banging the pillows, and getting the patio furniture ready. Most of us immediately make an effort to spring clean our homes as soon as temperatures start rising, but what about spring car cleaning hacks?
If you commute, run a lot of errands, or have school-age kids, chances are you spend quite a bit of time in your car. And if you spend a lot of time in your car, it’s nearly impossible to keep it clean! Your options are to either take it to a car wash that can be time-consuming and costly, OR you can buckle down and clean it yourself!
With the weather heating up, there’s no better time than now to spring-clean your vehicle. While cleaning your car may feel like a long and tedious task, it doesn’t have to be; because we’ve listed some car cleaning hacks that will help freshen up your vehicle for the spring in no time.
Car Cleaning Hacks For The Spring
1. Use toothpaste to clean your headlights
As it turns out, toothpaste can clean more than just your teeth. Spread it around on your foggy headlights, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wash it off. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how well it works.
2. Grab a toothbrush to get the gunk off your seats
If you already have toothpaste, you might as well grab an old toothbrush while you’re at it. These tools may be designed for cleaning your teeth. Still, toothbrushes are the perfect size for getting out the dirt accumulated between your seats over the winter months.
And while they may work best between your seats, you can really use a toothbrush anywhere in your vehicle to get rid of dirt and debris that your vacuum just can’t get to.
3. Wash your windows with baby wipes
If you have trouble getting rid of the dirt and scum on your windows, have no worries. Baby wipes are the perfect cleaning product for your windows, working effectively to eliminate all the smear marks that have accumulated over the months. Remember to roll your windows down a bit when you clean them. Otherwise, the top of the windows will still be dirty.
4. Use hair conditioner to give it some shine
If you want to give the exterior of your car the finishing touch it needs, grab some hair conditioner and get to work! It may sound a little silly, but conditioner will actually make your car look like it was just waxed. Just make sure that the conditioner you use has lanolin in it.
5. Douse your wipers in rubbing alcohol
Streaking wiper blades are typically signs that they need to be replaced, but they can still hold up if you clean them correctly. Take a bottle of rubbing alcohol, and douse your wipers in it. If they’re no longer leaving streak marks, you may actually be ok.
6. Freshen up your car with Q-tips
If your car has an odor that you just can’t seem to get rid of, you may need to clean one of your vehicle vents. Take a Q-tip and scrub vigorously around the vent, making sure to get every nook and cranny. It’s important to note that if there’s mold present, there’s no point in cleaning, and you should really replace the vent altogether.
If you’re too lazy to follow any of these spring cleaning tricks, then head on over to the Car Factory, and we shall take care of the rest! Drop in at any of our dealerships in Miami or Florida or book an appointment today by calling us at 786-406-6234.