Life hacks: How to work smarter (not harder) to clean your car

 Want your car to feel newer? Then you can’t go past a thorough cleaning. But knowing how to get the best result is half the battle, without instantly looking at a car paint repair.

Collecting the right materials to address the multitude of hidden spots in your vehicle can be a tricky – not to mention expensive – undertaking. The solution? It’s about working smarter, not harder.

There are a number of cheap and effective trade secrets to give your car the best clean of its life without breaking the bank. Using these cleaning hacks, you’ll have your car looking new in no time – inside and out.

Deodorise your vehicle

Want to freshen the inside of your vehicle? Then look no further than your kitchen cabinet. Baking soda is a miracle cleaning product and is handy for your car too. Simply sprinkle baking soda on fabric seats and carpets to deodorise your vehicle. Let it sit for several minutes and then vacuum clean.

Another trick to neutralise odours is to use white vinegar. Fill two bowls with vinegar and place one on the dashboard of your car and the other in the back. Close the doors and windows of your car and leave overnight. Your vehicle should smell as good as new the next day.

Vent it out

Air vents are a pain point for most car enthusiasts. Once dust collects in them, it can be difficult to get back out.

Compressed air is an obvious way to blow the dust out of your vents but can get expensive. A more cost-efficient option? Use a makeup brush. Make sure you choose one that is large and fluffy and simply brush inside the vent to remove any dust.

Banish pet hair – not your pet

There is nothing better than driving around Sydney with your best friend in tow. But leftover pet hair on your car upholstery is both annoying and difficult to remove.

But never fear! There is a raft of household items you can use to get your car looking fresh and clean again.

Firstly, it’s good practice to give your pet a quick brush down before they hop in your car. Doing so means any loose hair likely to fall out in the journey is captured beforehand, minimising what will be shed in your vehicle.

If you’ve already gone on a road trip with your dog or cat, then it’s time to put on your rubber gloves. Sweeping gloved hands over your upholstery can help collect pet hair, as it sticks to the rubber. After gathering the fur, you can vacuum it up more easily.

If that doesn’t work, try a squeegee and bottle of water. Lightly spray the water over your car fabric and wipe over with the squeegee; it also has a rubber edge that works similarly to the gloves. See – good as new!

Treat your cup holders

Cup holders can be a lifesaver when you’re desperate for a coffee on the way to work. But if you’ve ever spilt anything in one, you’ll know just how difficult it is to clean.

One hack that will help minimise the time you need to spend cleaning your cup holders is using cupcake liners. Placing silicon or paper cupcake liners in your cup holders might look a little silly, but it’ll ensure any liquid you spill is absorbed rather than left as gunk in your vehicle. Best of all? When you do spill your soft drink or coffee in one, you can throw it out.

Keep your paint fresh

The most important thing you can do to make your car look new? Keeping your paint in good condition. But this is one best left to the professionals.

The best maintenance hack we can give you to keep your car paint looking new is to call in the Bumpertek team to address any car paint scratches or repairs. Calling in professional paint repairers at the first sign of damage will ensure it doesn’t get worse or leave lasting issues for your vehicle.

With Bumpertek, you can be sure you’ll get the highest quality and most cost-efficient car paint repair that Sydney and its surrounds has to offer. And best of all, Bumpertek is a mobile repair service – so we come to you.

If you have a question about the condition of your paintwork or need a no-obligation quote on a repair, contact us today.