With these 10 methods you can take care of your car really effectively, without spending and without polluting the environment. If you are looking for effective and low-cost methods to take care of your car you are in the right place: thanks to these 10 methods you can thoroughly clean your four-wheeler without spending and using ecological products.
1. Clean the interior with shampoo and water
To clean the interior of the car, we recommend that you first use a vacuum cleaner and then, for a deeper cleaning, a damp cloth. Instead of using polluting, expensive and chemical-laden detergents, we recommend using a shampoo for delicate hair diluted with a little water. In fact, with the shampoo you can eliminate stains taking care of the interior in a perfect way.
2. Coffee against bad smells
A car that is cared for is one that does not smell bad. Just to neutralize any smells of used or smoke we recommend that you use a natural method: a bag of coffee beans that you can hang or leave in the compartments of the four wheels.
3. Clean the car ventilation system with a brush
Narrow gaps such as those in the air conditioner are often a problem when cleaning the interior of a car. To remove dust, we recommend using a foam brush or an old toothbrush in order to reach even the least accessible points.
4. Cleaning of leather seats: ecological methods
Cleaning leather fabrics is one of the most challenging aspects of car care and, in order for them to remain perfect over time, they should be cleaned every 6 months.
The most common do-it-yourself remedies are using a solution of water and dish soap, olive oil or castor oil. The important thing is to apply the chosen solution with a cotton step and not leave the seats wet for too long.
5. Take care of the graphite wipers
Do you want your wiper blades to last longer? You can help yourself with graphite. Graphite is a black carbon powder, which can be purchased in any hardware store at a price of about 5 euros; much cheaper than new wiper blades starting at 30. How does it work? Apply graphite to a cloth and rub the rubber of the wiper blades : the graphite will make them soft and effective.
6. Clean any resin, pollen and deposits on the windshield
To completely eliminate streaks or deposits of dust, pollen or resin on the windshield you can use these natural remedies: Rub olive oil or animal fat on the resin or residue you want to remove. Then scratch the area with a chamois or synthetic cloth.
Another popular remedy is a solution of water and bicarbonate to be applied to the stains to be removed.
7. Toothbrush and toothpaste for attention to detail
Have you ever thought about cleaning your car’s headlights with toothpaste ? It’s a very simple solution: just use a little toothpaste on a cloth and rub vigorously on the lights. Let the toothpaste work for a few minutes and remove the paste with a damp cloth. Your car’s headlights will shine like new!
An old toothbrush is enough to clean hard-to-reach areas inside and outside your car. Suitable for cleaning rims or wheel covers.
8. How to repair minor scratches on the bodywork
Small scratches that do not always require the intervention of the body shop . In fact, to eliminate them and prevent rust from forming, clean them with dish soap, water and a cloth. Then apply car wax.
9. How to polish the car paint
To polish your car at no cost, the first step is to remove dust deposits: we recommend that you wash the bodywork with water and hand soap.
Once this is done, you can polish the paint using wax free of abrasive agents. Read the label carefully and test the product on only a small area before polishing the entire car. Remember that a good quality wax covers even small scratches making them less visible.
10. Protect the door seals
To keep the door seals soft and supple, we recommend that you periodically apply a deer sebum cream to all seals . In this way the doors are sealed better, not only against humidity but also against noise.