Cars need to be cleaned regularly or they will start to accumulate a lot of grime and generally get quite messy. However, cleaning a car thoroughly can be an exhausting process. This is why many people do not actually end up cleaning their vehicles regularly. If you find yourself in this boat, you may want to take a look at this list of car cleaning hacks. These are quick and affordable ways for you to effectively clean the car while spending less time and money in the process. Read on to learn about some of the most effective car cleaning hacks you'll ever use.



Use A Makeup Brush On Your Car's Vents

If you've ever tried to clean your car's A/C vents, you know it can be really difficult to actually get deep in the vents and clean out all the dust that accumulates. You could go buy a special brush, but buying a brush just for cleaning your car's A/C vents seems like a waste. Instead, use an old makeup brush for the job. This will work just as well, if not better, and there's a good chance you already have one lying around.

Rub Some Olive Oil Into Your Dashboard

This one may sound a little weird, but it is surprisingly effective. If you rub a little olive oil into your dashboard, it will not only clean out the dashboard, it will make the dashboard shine like you didn't think was possible. This is especially true if you have a luxury vehicle with a leather dashboard. The olive oil will really bring out the lovely grain in the leather. Even if you don't have a leather dashboard, rubbing in a little olive oil into the dashboard will make it look much better and you won't have to spend money on expensive specialty products.

Use Dryer Sheets To Remove Bugs

If you drive through a lot of areas that have high insect populations, especially in the summer, you know that your car will tend to accumulate a lot of parts from dead bugs. Not only is this unsightly, it can actually be damaging to your vehicle. If you leave dead bugs on your car, your paint may suffer. Removing these dead bugs can be a real pain. However, using dryer sheets makes this task much easier. You can even use used dryer sheets for cleaning the bug parts off your car. It's a good idea to do this before you wash your vehicle to ensure all the bug parts are removed beforehand.

Use Cupcake Liners To Protect Your Car's Cupholders

Believe it or not, cupcake liners will fit most cars' cupholders just about perfectly. Getting a few cupcake liners and putting them in your vehicle's cupholders will enable you to protect your cupholders from dings, scratches, spills, and sticky residue. Sticky residue, especially, seems to be a common problem for many people's cupholders. The residue that seems to accumulate out of nowhere can be very annoying to remove. Simply stick a couple of cupcake liners in your cupholders, and you will not have this problem.

A Little Water & A Squeegee For Pet Hair

If you have a dog or cat that sometimes gets rides in your car, you no doubt have noticed that they seem to shed a ton of hair while in your vehicle. This hair can be very difficult to clean up. Pet hair can be difficult to clean up anywhere, but in the car it seems to collect in little nooks and crannies that make it very difficult to get out. However, spraying a little water on the dirty areas and then running a squeegee over the areas with pet hair is a surprisingly effective way to pick up all the hair and return your vehicle to cleanliness.

Putting These Car Cleaning Hacks Into Practice

If you make sure to put all these cleaning hacks into practice, cleaning up your vehicle will be a quicker and more effective process. The hardest part will be simply getting started, especially if you are not in the habit of cleaning your car. Keep in mind that cleaning your vehicle the first time will be the most difficult process. After this, it will get much easier as you are keeping your vehicle clean on a regular basis.


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