We all clean our cars regularly, we do it ourselves and try to do a good job but at the end of the day we still aren’t satisfied with the results. Our car gets dirty and messy and we feel like we put in so much effort in vein. It’s never as clean as when we get it to a professional car cleaning service. Is there something we’re doing wrong? Are we using the wrong products or just an inefficient method?
There are thousands of different car cleaning product on the market, some cheaper some more expensive, but what they all have in common is that they’re full of toxic chemicals which we later breathe in. However, what many people don’t know is that we can actually clean our car very effectively with the help of a few natural ingredients. But don’t worry, we’re here to show you how to clean your car like a pro without spending a lot of money and without using toxic cleaning agents.
- Cleaning the carpeting
If you mix some baking soda and white vinegar you will clean all those stains from your carpets, upholstery and mats. Mix the ingredients to create a paste and apply this paste directly on the stains and rub it in using an old toothbrush. Let it dry out and just vacuum it afterwards. The results will be amazing.
- Dust be gone
Cleaning the dust from your vents and all those inaccessible places like the doorknobs can be a piece of cake. Just take a foam paintbrush or a bristle and scrub it away. Use a vacuum to take out the residues.
- Dashboard polisher
You probably use some spray or special wipes for your dashboard right? Well, you can forget all about them and just use some olive oil and an old cloth to wipe it clean and shiny.
- Pet Hair
Pet hair can be a real problem, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be if you follow our instructions. Fill a spray bottle with some water and take a squeegee. Spray the car seats with the spray bottle and rub them with the squeegee. This will force the pet hair to the surface and you’ll just take them out, simple and easy.
- Car Freshener
We all want our cars to smell nice so we buy all sorts of car fresheners which do the job but are usually loaded with toxic chemicals. Why don’t you try a more natural method instead, just prick a few holes in the lid of a mason jar and fill it with a few drops of your favorite essential oil and some baking soda. Place the jar in the cup holder and enjoy the enchanting aroma.
- Windshield Wipers
Wipe your windshield wipers with some rubbing alcohol and say goodbye to the smears and smudges they used to make.
- No more streaks on your windows
To do this neat trick you’ll need a newspaper, a spray bottle and some vinegar. Fill the spray bottle with some vinegar and spray your windows with it. Leave it to dry off for a minute or two and then wipe it with the newspaper. Bye-bye streaks, hello crystal clear windows!
- Chrome Wheels Shine
Just mix some water and vinegar (in equal amounts) and apply this mixture on your chrome wheels. Take an old cloth and wipe them with it. They will be shiny and as good as new.
- Wheel Cleaner
Mix some baking soda and water into a paste and with a toothbrush apply this mixture on your wheels, Rinse it off with some water and your wheels will be as good as new.
- Do-It-Yourself Car Wash
Washing your car at a professional car-cleaning service can be pricey and plus they’ll use all sorts of toxic chemicals to get the job done. Why don’t you do it yourself instead? Mix some natural castile soap (liquid) and some water and use this solution to wash your car. Soap it thoroughly and just rinse with some water afterwards.