DIY Easy Car Cleaning Tips

It doesn’t matter if you drive a new, used or classic vehicle you want to keep it looking new for years to come. As we hear more and more about how products are affecting our environment and personal health we want to make sure we are using products to protect our vehicle and the environment too. Here are some easy GREEN ways you can keep that car looking new without wasting water or hurting the environment.

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Go Waterless – This may surprise you but you can clean your vehicle without water. You can purchase eco-friendly “waterless car wash” products. Our favorite is EcoTouch. With using a simple  microfiber towel you can get your vehicle looking brand new without any water at all. You can even make your own cleaner and place in a spray bottle. All you need to do is spray the cleaner over the dirty parts of the vehicle and simply wipe with a cloth and then buff the area with another dry cloth.

Use Vinegar – Soak a nonabrasive rag with a vinegar water solution and then rub off the dried on bugs. Make sure you rinse well with water afterwards because vinegar can strip the car’s finish.

Got Sap or Tar? Try this – Open up your pantry and grab some peanut butter or shortening to get rid of sap or tar on the exterior. All you need to do is dab a bit on the spot and let it sit for a few minutes then wipe it off with a clean cloth. Then clean as you normally would.

Use A Squeegee – The best thing to use when washing any sort of window is to use a squeegee. You will get the cleanest windows and best of all you are not wasting a ton of paper towel.

Baking Soda – You can easily soak up odors using simple baking soda, it’s non-toxic and cost almost nothing. Just sprinkle on your cloth seats, car mats, interior carpet and let sit for about 30 minutes then vacuum it up.

DIY Armor All – In a small container mix together 1 part lemon juice and 2 parts olive oil. Dab small amounts onto a cloth and rub it all over the dashboard and other plastic or vinyl surfaces. You can also take a old toothbrush using the solution to work in those hard to reach places. After you are done buff off with a clean rag. Use a container with lid so if you have any extra oil solution save it for future uses.

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To help you get your vehicle ready for Spring we are offering a fun Car Care Giveaway from Eco Touch . Throughout National Car Care Month we will be sharing tips on how to keep your car running and looking new, keep your car safe from theft and ways you can stay safe while on the road. Our goal is to make sure businesses, individuals and families to provide a rapid, affordable, and superior safety/security access to public safety by developing systems that will save lives and protect property worldwide.

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