Spring car cleaning hacks will save you hundreds of pounds

THESE nifty car cleaning hacks will save you cash and all you need to make your engine shine is ordinary household items.

The experts from have come up with ten practical tips to help drivers keep dirt away and make the showroom shine again.

These car cleaning hacks could save you a ton of money


These car cleaning hacks could save you a ton of moneyPhoto credit: Getty
Using carpet cleaner does a great job on upholstery


Using carpet cleaner does a great job on upholsteryPhoto credit: Getty

Toothbrushes, baby wipes and garbage bags are just a few of the everyday items that should be kept in the car to keep it looking – and staying – clean.

A spokesman said: “After several periods of bad weather here in the UK, drivers may find their car a little dirtier than usual.

“With warmer weather ahead, this presents drivers with the perfect opportunity to restore their vehicles to their former glory.

“Cleaning the car doesn’t have to take a lot of time, and you can stop the build-up of dirt with a few preventive methods.

“Sitting in a clean and tidy car can help drivers stay focused, comfortable and ultimately improve road safety as they are not distracted by their cluttered interior.”’s top ten car cleaning hacks are:

socks in cup holders

Instead of cleaning cup holders with your fingers, try putting an old sock on the end of a plastic bottle to catch dirt.

Carpet cleaner on the covers

An all-purpose carpet cleaner does a great job on car upholstery.

Cloth seats can hold a lot of dirt and odors that aren’t necessarily noticeable.

A monthly cleaning will stop the accumulation of dirt and crime.

Keep a bag in the car

Keeping a small bag in the car is no reason for litter to be left in the vehicle.

Tie it to one of the seats or keep it in the trunk to keep clutter out of the way.

Buy step mats

Children in the back seat can often leave unwanted marks on the passenger and driver seats.

Kick mats are a great way to avoid scratches from little ones.

use organizers

For example, if you tend to keep a lot of work items in the car, seat and trunk organizers can help keep things off the floor and make for a tidier vehicle.

Don’t forget your toothbrush

A toothbrush is an easy way to remove dust stuck in air vents and on the dashboard.

However, do not use the same brush for your teeth.

Get an air freshener

A fresh smelling engine can give the illusion of a clean car.

Air fresheners that attach to air vents tend to last a little longer than paper-based air fresheners.


Instead of investing in an expensive polish that can contain harsh chemicals, try some petroleum jelly to give your dash a shine.

Be careful when parking

Parking under a tree can leave your car vulnerable to bird droppings, leaves, and tree sap.

Move the vehicle into a covered area or open area.

Buy baby wipes

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Cleaning up a mess in the first place is key to keeping things from getting out of hand.

Having baby wipes handy is especially handy if you often have kids in the car.

Thoroughly cleaning your car once a month will prevent the build-up of dirt and grime


Thoroughly cleaning your car once a month will prevent the build-up of dirt and grimePhoto credit: Getty

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