Toothpaste, olive oil, Q-Tips, and more

Over time, dirt and dust can build up in your car. Certain parts of your car, such as air vents and various crevices, are particularly difficult to clean. For some cleaning tips, check out these secret car cleaning tips with household items like toothpaste, olive oil, and Q-tips.

Clean car headlights with toothpaste

Toothpaste and car headlight | Mark Putzer, MotorBiscuit

Not only is toothpaste great for cleaning your teeth, but it’s also great for cleaning car headlights. To shine your headlights, grab your tube of toothpaste. Gently rub the toothpaste on the headlights with a toothbrush or cloth, then rinse with water.

Use olive oil to clean the dashboard

Does your dashboard look dull? Pour a little olive oil on a cloth then rub the dashboard with it for a shinier appearance.

Clean your car’s air vents with Q-tips

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Air vents are one of the hardest parts of a car to clean. However, cotton swabs or any other brand of cotton swabs are an effective remedy. Spray the vents with cleaning solution, then use a cotton swab to remove dust and grime. Q-tips are also useful for cleaning other hard-to-reach areas, such as around the badge on a steering wheel and the crevices of the center console.

Use a brush to clean hard-to-reach crevices in your car

A brush is another useful tool for cleaning hard-to-reach crevices in your car. Simply spray the various crevices of your car’s interior, then use the brush to wipe away dust and grime.

Remove pet hair in your car with a squeegee

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If you’re a pet owner and often take your furry friend in the car, you probably have a car flooded with pet hair. The rubber band of the squeegees is very effective in picking up pet hair. Go over your car’s upholstery and carpet with a squeegee, then vacuum up any dislodged pet hair with a vacuum. You can also use the squeegee method to remove pet hair around your home.

Use shaving cream to remove stains in your car

In addition to shaving your body hair, shaving cream is very versatile for cleaning. To help remove stubborn stains from your car’s upholstery and carpet, spray them with shaving cream, as directed by GlasglowLive. Rub shaving cream into a stain with your hands or a brush, then rinse with a damp cloth. You can also use a fabric vacuum to remove excess moisture.

Clean your car windows and windshield with vinegar

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Vinegar is another versatile cleaning aid. This includes cleaning a car’s windshield and windows, especially to prevent smudges. First clean the windows and windshield with the cleaning solution of your choice. After that, wipe them with a mixture of vinegar and water in a ratio of 1:1. Then rinse the windshield and windows with water.

Use silicone molds in your car’s cup holders to prevent drink spills

One of the best ways to have a clean car is to avoid the damage in the first place. Spilled drinks are a common source of damage in a car. However, you can prevent drink spills by inserting silicone molds into cup holders. Silicone molds can catch any spills from drinks or food crumbs. When the silicone molds get dirty, you can simply take them out, clean them and put them back.

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