9 Brilliant Car Cleaning Hacks That Are Beyond Easy

s I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that the better you treat your equipment, the long it’ll last. And with something as expensive as cars, you can’t go wrong there. So if you’re looking for a great way to make sure your car is really clean and doesn’t get coated with dirt and grime for months or years on end, then these hacks will definitely help you out.

Down below I found some awesome tips done by great bloggers. They’re all extremely helpful ideas and super easy to do. So check them out and let me know what you think (and don’t forget to check out the original source too!).

Wash Your Car With Conditioner

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

This tip for washing your car with hair conditioner is seriously genius. Hair conditioner has lanolin in it (a type of wax), which will make your car shine.. and save you money since you don’t have to buy expensive car wax.

Cupcake Cup Holders

Found from Kids Activities Blog

Alright, so I really like this idea of making sure that the cup holders stay clean. Gunk can so easily get down in there that it can be a pain to clean. But just having these cupcake liners in there can save you some cleaning time.

Use a Magic Eraser

Found from Honeybear Lane

If you want a good way to clean up the sticky messes in your car, then try this tutorial to clean up your vinyl and leather with a magic eraser.

Use Coffee Liners to Wipe Down Interior

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Dusting is pretty easy, but not if you have a cloth that spreads lint everywhere. So try using coffee liners when dusting your car!

Clean Your Headlights with Baking Soda Toothpaste

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Easily clean your headlights with baking soda toothpaste! Its rougher texture will help to get all the grime off.

Make Sure to Roll Down the Windows

Found from Family Handy Man

Make sure that when you’re cleaning your windows, you roll them down to make sure that all of the grime and dust gets cleaned off.

Use Compressed Air to Clean the Dust Out of Vents

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

A can of compressed air is a simple and fast way to get the dust out of your vents and start breathing cleaner air.

Clean Up Animal Hair With a Squeegee and Spray Bottle

Found from CareaBearaSara’s

If you have pets that you take in your car frequently, and you’re tired of seeing their hair build up, try using a spray bottle of water and a squeegee. It’s a great way to gather it up and get rid of it easily.

Clean Cup Holders with a Sock, Travel Cup, and Windex

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Let’s be honest, those cup holders can get pretty grimy and gross. But just attaching an old sock to a travel cup and wetting it with Windex can be an easy way to clean them out. Just twist it around in the holder, and anything stuck on will come off!

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Get the Dirt Out of Small Crevices with a Flat Head Screwdriver

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lad

If you’re noticing all of the dirt that’s built up over time in the crevices, then definitely get that out too. And you can easily do this with a flathead screwdriver.

Roll Up Seats

Found from Kiwi Services

If you want to make sure everything is picked up by the vacuum, then try rolling up the seats to get all of those crumbs out of there.

Use Pineapple Skins to Freshen Up Your Car

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you like pineapple, you can cut one up, eat it, and put the rinds in a plastic bag to give your car a tropical sweet scent.

Make Sure That Bad Smell Stays Away

Found from Remove and Replace

If you notice a persistent bad smell in your car, it might just be your filter! So check it out and get it changed. It’ll probably solve the problem!

Dryer Sheets Can Clean the Dead Bugs Off Your Grill

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you want a simple way to get those nasty bugs off the front of your car, then try dryer sheets.

Make a Natural Air Freshener with a Clothespin and Essentials Oils

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Another great way to make a natural air freshener is to put 5-10 drops of essential oil onto a clothespin, attach it to a vent, and let it blow the scent around the car. Pretty genious if you ask me.


Cleaning cars doesn’t have to be hard, in fact, if we know the right tips and tricks, it can be pretty darn easy. Seriously, who said car cleaning (especially deep cleaning) had to take hours? With these hacks, you’ll be able to finish in no time and have your car looking and smelling like new.

Now if you have any questions, just let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to help you out!

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