30 Car Cleaning Tricks Local Dealers Don't Want You to Know

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  • Published: 08 May 2019
  • Local dealers want you to bring your car to them to have it detailed. This is why they keep most of their detailing tips under wraps. Below are 30 car cleaning tricks local dealers don't want you to know.

    Vaseline is great for cleaning your dashboard. Not only will it shine up the dashboard, but it will also repel dust and stains.

    The vents in your car can be challenging to clean with a cloth. Instead, use a paint brush to get into the vents easily.

    You can buy expensive products to shine your headlights; however, toothpaste works better. Just let it sit on the headlights for a few minutes and wipe it with a cloth. You will be amazed.

    To clean your leather seat, you should use olive oil. First, wash the seat with soap. Next, pour some olive oil on a cloth and rub the seats down. This will shine up the seats.

    Hair conditioner works better than car wax. If you apply it generously the way that you do with wax, it will give your car a much brighter shine.

    It can be tough to get the tiny crevices on the doors and the dashboard clean. The bristles on a toothbrush will allow you to get into very narrow and small spaces.

    Many people throw their trash on the floor promising to clean it up later. Instead, hang a decorative reusable grocery bag from the back of your seat. You will never have a messy car again.

    If you are driving and a rock hits your windshield, it can quickly grow into a large crack. To keep this from happening, you should carry a bottle of clear nail polish in your car. You can brush it over the chip until you can have the windshield repaired by a professional. This will keep the chip from growing.

    Certain part of the car can be challenging to clean. If you use slime that children play with, it will pick up all of the dust and dirt with ease.

    If you don't have any car wash solution, you can make your own. Simply mix ¼ part liquid detergent and ¼ part baking soda in a bucket of water. It works better than the car wash solution that you buy in the store.

    When it is time to put a new registration sticker on, you need to get your old one off. The easiest way to do this is with an old newspaper. Simply soak the newspaper in water and put it over the sticker. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes. When you remove the newspaper, the sticker will come off quickly.

    If your pet travels with you often and sheds in the car, it can easily be removed. Simply spray the seats with water and use a squeegee to remove the fur.

    It isn't too difficult to clean your car mats. Mix some liquid detergent with a cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on the mats and let it sit for a while. When you rinse the mats, the dirt will come right off.

    If there are foul smells in your car, charcoal will work great. If you open up a bag of charcoal and put it under the seats, the odors will be removed. You can also sprinkle some charcoal under the seats.

    If you buy a used car with bumper stickers that you hate, WD 40 spray will take them right off. Simply spray it over the sticker and let it sit for a few minutes before removing the sticker.

    If you have sticky messes on your car interior, a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser will get them out with ease. You just need to wet the sponge a bit, and strenuous arm work won't be necessary.

    If you don't want to use chemicals and artificial odors in your car to make it smell great, use essential oils. Simply soak a clothespin in the oil overnight and clip it to your vent. Your car will smell amazing, naturally.

    If you just washed your car and there are spots of stubborn grim remaining, a bar of clay will work great. When the car is still wet, put the clay over the grime. After letting it sit for a while, the stubborn grime will be gone.

    If you have rusty spots on your car, Coca-Cola will remove it quickly. Simply spray the soda on the rust and let it sit for a bit. When you scrub the soda off, the rust will come off as well.

    Regardless of how neat you are, your cupholders can get dirty. Cleaning them can be a hassle, but fortunately, there is a solution to this problem. Put cupcake papers in the cupholder, and you would just need to replace them when they get dirty.

    Vodka can be used to clean the windshield. Mix eight parts Castile soap and one part vodka and clean the windshield. You will be amazed.

    If essential oils and charcoal aren't getting the nasty smell from your car, try changing the filters. If you change them every month, your car should smell fresh.

    If someone spills something on your car's upholstery, don't use a rag or a towel. Instead, use a diaper. Diapers have incredible absorbing powers, which will quickly clean up spills.

    If you have done everything to remove grease or tar stains from your car, you should use motor oil. It actually works as a solvent. After removing the stain, be sure to wipe off the excess oil.
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Comments • 735

  • I D
    I D  18 hours back

    Vaseline for dashboards?? This must be a joke. Do not, I repeat do not follow any of the tips mentioned here.

    • Lacry Radeanu
      Lacry Radeanu  3 days back

      Toothbrush will scrape it

      • Tulsi Prasad
        Tulsi Prasad  6 days back

        Please suggest paint stain removing tips

        • Adrian Ramirez
          Adrian Ramirez  1 weeks back

          Lmaoooo this is so wrong this is a lot of stuff you shouldn’t do to your car

          • Fathimasalma936 Ifthikar

            Hey checkout this magnetic tool holder pad that holds 50 pnds
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            • JN DEPREZ
              JN DEPREZ  1 weeks back

              Crazy old men !

              • Yanish Lala
                Yanish Lala  1 weeks back

                Dont ever change your filter each month. Its a waste of money. The sweet spot to changing the filter is eveytime you do a servicing or once a year.

                • Marshal General
                  Marshal General  2 weeks back

                  Channel owner is not even a car enthusiast, most of these tips will destroy your car

                  • Tony Rock
                    Tony Rock  2 weeks back

                    Olive oil is acidic. It will eat your leather.

                    • TheMTK93
                      TheMTK93  2 weeks back

                      I love olive oil but olive oil would shine your pants too.

                      • ken C.D
                        ken C.D  2 weeks back

                        Thanks for the great tips mate ! From Australia 🇦🇺 🇦🇺🇺🇸🇺🇸

                        • Dumb Driver
                          Dumb Driver  3 weeks back

                          No car cleaner would use vaseline to clean it..

                          • Ryan Meatte
                            Ryan Meatte  3 weeks back

                            Is this a parody video?

                            • ray holmes
                              ray holmes  4 weeks back

                              I have a good tip: If ya missus farts in the car, then whilst doing 160MPH push her out the door & she won't do it again... I work at a olive oil farm & plant and trust me do not put on leather seats. They will dry and crack after 2 years. Its the best way to fuck leather in the arse.

                              • Farry Ali
                                Farry Ali  4 weeks back

                                wow...I mean if i follow these tips my car seat will smell that an Italian restaraunt, my wheels may be rusted and the paint work on the car wil be destroyed. Noo

                                • TC time
                                  TC time  1 months back

                                  Clean your car then pour charcoal all over to remove odors!!! Lol bwahahahaha lol

                                  • marijuanapuffs
                                    marijuanapuffs  1 months back

                                    Oh sure. These "tricks" worked back in the 60's!!!

                                    • travis kuchle
                                      travis kuchle  1 months back

                                      Fucking gum?

                                      • syed haque
                                        syed haque  1 months back

                                        Toothpaste to shine up headlights and olive oil for leather seats? hmm. Sure try it and tell me how did it go. Whether they work or not and specially as for olive oil that will leave your car smell like your kitchen, these household product don't come for free. Might as well spend the money on products that are designed for it.

                                        • Phoenix City08
                                          Phoenix City08  1 months back

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                                          • umashankar umashankar
                                            umashankar umashankar  2 months back

                                            How to take straches from car doors

                                            • Ezio Pichierri
                                              Ezio Pichierri  2 months back

                                              Anyone remember spraying down the interior with all purpose cleaner and then using the power washer to spray inside the interior. We use to do that with the dirtiest cars. Make sure you vacuum it immediately thought with a wet dry vac. A lot of car lots do this to make everything inside look brand new and it does usually clean the interior well.

                                              • Seeker
                                                Seeker  2 months back

                                                DESPERATE SNAKE OIL SALESMEN, OUT OF WORK IN INTERNET AGE, NOW BUSY SPREADING FAKE RUMORS. STUPIDITY AT ITS BEST.

                                                • maplesden
                                                  maplesden  2 months back

                                                  i think i spotted 31!!!

                                                  • James Pinckard
                                                    James Pinckard  2 months back

                                                    It's best if you use the want adds to get the stickers off. Just something about that part of the paper.

                                                    • Gary Self
                                                      Gary Self  2 months back

                                                      I can't stop laughing, how to fuck your car in 30 easy steps

                                                      • Darren stewart
                                                        Darren stewart  2 months back

                                                        bullshit more damage then anything

                                                        • susie o'hanlon
                                                          susie o'hanlon  2 months back

                                                          Also. On frozen locks you can use just plain rubbing alcohol. Dip your key several times & pour some over the lock. Also your windshield to get rid if frost. Or... Lol. Take dish soap or hair spray & a paper towel rub some onto your windshield that will also prevent frost biuld up.

                                                          • susie o'hanlon
                                                            susie o'hanlon  2 months back

                                                            OMGSH!! I'm laughing so hard I can barely see. Those aren't bugs!!! She's picking her nose!! Eewwwee. Bahahaha!! Then put on here for everyone to see. NASTY!! . Still LMBO!!

                                                            • Calvin25X
                                                              Calvin25X  2 months back

                                                              Thanks. My car hasn't felt this new in years. This saved me lots of money.

                                                              • Austen Hernandez
                                                                Austen Hernandez  2 months back

                                                                Yea use DISH SOAP and BAKING SODA perfect soap u oaf. What about that stupid news paper on the inspection sticker 🙄 yea right l, then let’s add alcohol abuse. Half this stuff is insane then motor oil where your going to be sitting 🤔 I can’t

                                                                • Matt Dell
                                                                  Matt Dell  2 months back

                                                                  Yea agreed this video is crap...why people use that clay stuff is beond me if your cleaning your car yourself put your back into it only additional thing apart from soap and water and a hoover id use is iso alcohol

                                                                  • Julie Cistulli
                                                                    Julie Cistulli  2 months back

                                                                    Worst advice ever. Don’t ever do any of this.

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                                                                      taratata pokem  2 months back

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                                                                      • EO Rhino
                                                                        EO Rhino  2 months back

                                                                        I used oven cleaner on my carpet.

                                                                        • Erika Gomez
                                                                          Erika Gomez  2 months back

                                                                          Nice.

                                                                          • Nandagopalraju T
                                                                            Nandagopalraju T  2 months back

                                                                            how to remove deep scratch's in car

                                                                            • Oliver Taylor
                                                                              Oliver Taylor  2 months back

                                                                              Dashboards are supposed to be a matte finish -this avoids reflections when it's sunny.
                                                                              Most leather seats are matte and they are sealed with a type of clear paint, so any conditioners just sit on top attracting dust,
                                                                              just wipe with a damp cloth, leather cleaners are best if the seats are really dirty.
                                                                              Use a soft make-up brush on delicate dash areas and a small paint brush (wrap the metal bit in masking tape) for cleaning vents.
                                                                              Car soaps are designed for cars and dish soap will strip the wax -it's a trick of the trade when prepping a car for polishing.
                                                                              Headlamp kits are not that expensive and they have the proper polishes and sealants in them.
                                                                              For pet hair removal, a rubber glove works great, special stones and rubber brushes are also available.
                                                                              Car wax can be bought cheaply in small sample sizes -usually 30ml which will do a whole car a few times and always apply thinly.
                                                                              Magic erasers should only be used when other methods have been tried, they are very abrasive and can damage plastic trims.
                                                                              A clay bar needs to be moved to remove contamination and a lubricant must be used .
                                                                              wd40 can be used as a substitute tar and glue remover but you need to use a degreaser afterwards. -it's oil.
                                                                              Most of the 'rust' patches shown in this video need to be chemically treated or removed and new metal welded in.
                                                                              Bottles of auto window cleaners are cheaper than bottles of vodka.
                                                                              Those pollen filters are not that cheap to be changing every month, bleach on wheels, just NO.
                                                                              Some of these are ok -cloth bag, cake inserts, charcoal to soak up smells -put some in a plastic takeaway box with holes in the lid.
                                                                              btw, I am a detailer :)

                                                                              • horsepanther
                                                                                horsepanther  2 months back

                                                                                Thanks for these actual legitimate tips!

                                                                            • Garrett Dodson
                                                                              Garrett Dodson  2 months back

                                                                              Holy crap BAKING SODA is an abrasive!!! Never use this to with liquid dish soap. Not only will it scratch the hell out of the paint but it the dish soap will instantly strip off any waxes or sealants on the painted surfaces.

                                                                              • Matthewsgaming Tony Silva son

                                                                                You are one of the smartest person

                                                                                • marijan peran
                                                                                  marijan peran  2 months back

                                                                                  Lupetas

                                                                                  • Randall Dias
                                                                                    Randall Dias  2 months back

                                                                                    Wow. Bubble gum and a Coke..! Now my rusty leaky old car is just like New again!

                                                                                    • Arthur Cormier
                                                                                      Arthur Cormier  2 months back

                                                                                      Methal hydrate removes tree sap soak a rag and sab it

                                                                                      • Luxmobile detailing
                                                                                        Luxmobile detailing  2 months back

                                                                                        I'm little lost on what the dealers have to do with this lmao. I'll be happy to empty your bank account after following these steps. These tips must come from someone that shop at harbor freight...My tip is to throw this whole video in the trash

                                                                                        • Eric V
                                                                                          Eric V  2 months back

                                                                                          Are you serious !!! Do NOT PUT OLIVE OIL ON YOUR LEATHER DO NOTNPUT VASELINE ON YOUR DASH DO NOT PUT HAIR CONDITIONER ON YOUR CAR IT DOES NOT WORK BETTER THAN WAX WTF IS YOUR PROBLEM !!!! This is not how you detail a vehicle I can’t even begin to tell you the adverse effects these things can do to your car!!

                                                                                          • Lars Flatmo
                                                                                            Lars Flatmo  2 months back

                                                                                            worst tips ever

                                                                                            • Steb Stebanesier
                                                                                              Steb Stebanesier  2 months back

                                                                                              If you really want your car to look like a new car.... just wash it with gasoline and then wax it with a lit road flare. That newspaper trick will not remove a registration sticker, but it will remove the dealer sticker(aka the marconi sticker) from the window.

                                                                                              • Zara Gardner
                                                                                                Zara Gardner  2 months back

                                                                                                Cop: you have an open bottle of vodka in your car, i will have to confiscate that...how much of this have you had today?
                                                                                                Man Narrating this Video: well i mixed one part slime, one part hair conditioner,& 2 parts vodka, then i put a bar of clay in & let it soak...oh,,,wait a minute,,, that's my new fiber diet/ez BM rememdy....officer i dont drink, my car, Christine, does. She said lemon Absolut Vodka mixed w/my patchouli oil would keep dust off her interior, & make her smell good,,,& if i mix in some Colgate toothpaste & baking soda i can get these puke stains off the seat ..or was it mix puke in w/it too?..TheN use a toothbrush & a Mr.Clean scrubber🤔 Yeah, that was it.. Anyway officer,,,my car prefers the lemon Absolute rather than Aristacrap Vodka,,what about yours? I bet police cars like a little more Mmpphh huh? Maybe some Jack? Or a Jim Beam & lugie mix prolly huh? Well ok, you can take Christines' Absolut, but she's not gonna like it..👹🚘👹...😂😂😂