There are a number of tricks that every vehicle owner should know when it comes to washing their cars as that can help to keep your car clean always.
Removing Brake Dust
You know that fine black stuff that collects on the wheels of your car and is so hard to clean off? That’s brake dust and it is produced every time you apply your brakes and the pads wear against the brake disks or cylinders.
When next you choose to invest the elbow grease to get your wheels shiny, give them a light coating of cooking spray. The brake dust will wipe right off.
Clean Dirty Windshields with Cola
When it rains after a long dry spell, a dirty windshield turns into one big mess. Get rid of streaks and blotches by pouring cola over the glass. Use a towel along the bottom of the windshield to protect the paint of the bonnet.
The bubbles in the cola will fizz away the grime. You should however make sure that you wash the sticky cola off thoroughly or your cleaning efforts will end up attracting dust and dirt.
Try Hair Conditioner for Shine
if you don’t have any car Polish handy, you can make use of hair conditioner to wipe-down your chrome. One that contains lanolin is usually very effective. Rub it off with a soft cloth after and behold the gleaming results.
Wash Your Windows with Ammonia
Add 60 mL of household ammonia to 1 litre of water, pour it into a plastic bottle with a watertight cap and keep it in your trunk for washing the windscreen and windows. As soon as your windscreen begins to get dirty, take out the solution and apply it with a sponge; then dry the windscreen with a soft cloth.
Clean Your Windscreen Wiper Blades
When your windsreen actually gets blurrier after you turn on your wipers, it usually means that your wiper blades are dirty. To make them as good as new, damped a cloth or rag with some white vinegar and run it down the full length of each blade once or twice.
To get road tar or pine sap off your car with ease, you can splash some mayonnaise over the affected area. Allow it to sit for several minutes, and wipe it away with a clean, soft rag.
Homemade Car Wash
Include a recycled spray bottle filled with windshield cleaner in the trunk of your car as part of your roadside emergency kit. Use it to clean off your car’s headlights, mirrors, and of course, windows whenever needed.
Baby wipes can come to good use for keeping your car clean. Clean your windshield and car windows by rubbing them with baby wipes stored in your glove compartment.