5 Car Cleaning Hacks You’ve Never Thought About

Published on 08/05/2019

Olive oil, cupcake holders, and mason jars… does this not sound like a Pinterest starter kit? But the truth is that these three items, as well as a bunch of others, are actually the secret to keeping your car in spick-span condition. This is a list of 5 top car cleaning hacks that will turn your ride into the neatest automobile on the block! Here we go!

1.) Oil Olive

Don’t get the wrong idea and pour this cooking condiment into your oil gauge – that would hardly be one of our car cleaning hacks! Instead, dab a polishing rag with the oil and wipe it over your dashboard. Not only will your dashboard be shining like a mother at her first grader’s end-of-year production, but it will also be protected from harsh sunlight.

Oilive Oil

Oilive Oil

2.) Cupcake Holders

For crumbs? Nope, but well worth the cheeky guess. Cupcake holders come in handy as a means of keeping your cup holders in the car from getting plugged with gunk (and junk). Spillage? Covered. Crumbs? Well, you had already guessed it. They’re easy to get a hold of, and if you’re really interested in going all the way, try silicone holders for durability.

Cupcake Holders

Cupcake Holders

3.) Mason Jars

These mason jars aren’t complete without a few laundry scent balls. Throw in a couple of these balls, place the mason jar in one of the cup holders under the radio, and… VOILA! This hack ensures that you don’t have to suffer the nauseating stench of hanging “air fresheners” that last as long as soft serve on the beach in the middle of July.

4.) Rubbing Alcohol

Alcohol? Your car? Seems a little ironic, doesn’t it? Well, the good news is that you don’t have to drink it. The better news is that all you have to do is dab some rubbing alcohol on your wipers and you can say goodbye to smudges on the windscreen.

5.) Squeegee

If you’re anything like me, then you would never deny your doggy a ride in your car. But with all these car cleaning hacks, you have to wonder what can be done about pet fluff on your car seats. Wonder no more, because smoothing a squeegee over the seats easily separates the hair from the chair! Winner!


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