Cleaning Tips to Help You Keep Your Car Looking Great

Keeping your car clean is important for so many reasons. It helps your car to maintain its value. It keeps you comfortable when you’re out on the roads. It can even make your drive safer by ensuring that obstacles don’t hinder you from shifting gears or applying your brake pedal. 

If you’re looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of your car cleanings, try the following four tips:

  1. Clean your dashboard with laundry soap. Over time, your dashboard will accumulate dust and grime that will become increasingly harder to get off the longer you procrastinate about cleaning. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a specialty cleaner to get your dashboard looking great. You can simply use mild laundry soap to wipe away residue. 
  2. Rub away headlight residue with toothpaste. As time goes on, vehicle headlights start to oxidize. This oxidation not only detracts from your vehicle’s appearance but can also compromise safety. Oxidized headlights will not shine as brightly as new ones. Fortunately, you can remove the resulting cloudiness on your headlights by scrubbing it away with a bit of toothpaste on a rag. Rinse them off with water after you’ve finished. 
  3. Get your windows sparkling with vinegar and rubbing alcohol. If you’re looking for an all-natural way to enjoy sparkling windows that are free of residue, mix one part vinegar with one part rubbing alcohol. Add in a little water and put the solution in a spray bottle. You can use this solution just like Windex to get your windows clear again. 

Protecting yourself out on the road is important. If you’d like extra information on how to stay safe and sound in your vehicle, contact 1st American Insurance Agency with your questions and inquiries.