Car Cleaning Hacks

Nobody looks forward to cleaning, but it's gotta get done. To help minimize the pain, we've got some car cleaning hacks to make it a little easier to detail your car (and keep it pristine).

  • Cup holders get nasty—it just goes with the territory. Put an old sweat sock over the bottom of a travel mug, saturate it with Sprayway glass cleaner, and use this as a tool to break loose the worst of that germ-laden grime.
  • Detail Brushes and Microfiber Clothes are excellent tools for removing grime and dirt from tight areas, cracks, and crevices.
  • Goo-Gone is a great product for removing smudges and dirt from door panels and dashboards. For stubborn black marks on door panels, try one of these products with great results.
  • WD-40 has an amazing number of functions, including getting rid of the gummy residue from bumper stickers.
  • Got bugs on your bumper and grill that won't come off? These products are great for tackling your 'bugs on the bumper' problem: AutoCraft Microfiber Bug Scrubber, Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and Turtlewax Zip Wax Car Wash.
  • Pet hair on upholstery? Use the rubber blade of a squeegee. Stains on upholstery? We've got you covered with these products.
  • Headlight lenses will oxidize over time, cutting your headlights' effectiveness. To take off that oxidized layer, try a Headlight Restoration Kit.

Did this give you some good ideas? Try them and see how well they work!

Last updated July 3, 2018