DIY Car Cleaning Hacks

In the Philippines, steel tubes, aluminum, copper, glass, and special fibers are common pieces that made up a sturdy and high-performing car. Maintaining the condition of your vehicle requires regular check-up and good car cleaning habits.

Whether it’s on a long trip or just days of driving around the metro, vehicles easily gets dirty both inside and out. Taking it to the car wash for a professional scrub down is a good idea, but could be too time-consuming and expensive to do often. Below are some ingredients and tools you can find in your home that will come in handy the next time you wash your car.


Olive Oil

Olive oil is an essential oil known for its various benefits in health and beauty. But did you know that olive oil is also an efficient tool in cleaning leather seats? First, wash your seats with soap then rinse off. Afterwards, put a little of olive oil in a soft cloth then wipe your leather seats. Wipe it to dry.

DIY Washer Fluid

Ditch your store-bought window washer cleaner full of chemicals and go instead for a natural one. Mix rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and water in a container then transfer it to a spraying bottle. Use as normal.

Toothpaste and Toothbrush

Do your headlights get cloudy every now and then? Restore hazy headlights by using an old toothbrush and toothpaste to scrub the headlights of your car. Rinse it off using a clean rag and water. An old toothbrush can also be used to clean every inch of your seats and backrests, and to deep clean your dashboard.

Rubbing Alcohol

Wipe your windshield wipers using a rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth to remove its sliminess. Doing this trick will lengthen the life of your windshield and will refrain you from replacing it every now and then.

Clay Bar

Clay bar is not only made for playing, in fact, it can also be used to shine your car. Just dab a piece of clay bar into the wet car. Doing this trick can bring so much shine in your vehicle!

Soda Solution

To remove corrosion in your car, just pour the soda on and let it sit for few minutes. Rinse it off afterwards. Soda can remove rust that makes battery charging easier.

Hair Conditioner

Hair conditioner is a great alternative to wax. Make sure that the hair conditioner you will be using has lanolin in its ingredients. To wax your car, pour some of hair conditioner in a clean cloth then wipe it in your car to make it shine.

Essential Oils

Instead of spending your money on different car fresheners, opt for essential oils, such as lavender and rosemary. Get some of your wooden clothes pins and sprinkle few drops of your desired essential oil. Then, attached the clothes pin into your vent and your car will definitely smell good!


Basic maintenance and frequent cleaning habits are essential in making sure that your vehicles are running at its peak performance and keep the parts in its best conditions. Don’t forget to check up on the emergency kits in all your vehicles as well!