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Sep 2, 2015

A Quick Guide to 3 DIY Car Cleaning Products

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Vehicle owners across the country are now looking for ways to minimize the cost of cleaning their vehicle. Keeping a car exterior and interior in optimal condition can take time but it doesn’t have to be overly expensive. There are a number of DIY products that can help vehicle owners maintain the aesthetic value and comfort of their car. Within this latest post, we’re presenting our quick guide to 3 DIY car cleaning products.

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Dashboard Cleaner

A vehicle’s dashboard can be stained with food products, coffee, oil and other elements that might have been used or consumed inside the car. Fortunately, there’s a DIY spray that can remove even the toughest dashboard stain. To create a simple yet effective dashboard cleaner, combine the following elements in a spray bottle:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1 teaspoon of soap
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of mineral oil or baby oil

Shake the spray bottle well after combining these ingredients then spray the interior surfaces and wash away with an old rag or a microfiber cloth.

Salt Stain Remover

It’s a fact of Canadian life – salt will find its way into our vehicles and ruin our vehicle’s mats and carpets, but there are several products vehicle owners can use to remove the salt stains from their car. First, combine the following products in a spray bottle:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of white vinegar

Now, spray the fluid from the spray bottle over the vehicle’s carpeting areas and let it soak in for several minutes. Once the fluid has been soaked in, use a strong cloth over the area and break up the salt residue. You can then let the interior dry by keeping the doors and windows open for a short period of time.

Windshield and Window Cleaner

There is a range of window washing products available on the market, and some can be quite expensive. One DIY option rivals even the leading cleaning brands. Vehicle owners can simply clean the windows and windshields using the following:

  • 60 milliliters of household ammonia
  • 1 liter of water

By pouring these two products into a bottle with a watertight cap, vehicle owners will have a simple glass cleaner that is effective in dealing with tough dirt. Simply apply the combined elements with a sponge and then dry with a soft cloth or paper towel to achieve exceptionally clean windows and windshields.

Save your money this year by following these DIY vehicle cleaning tips from our expert team! To learn more DIY vehicle maintenance tips, speak with our team directly!


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