Got a dirty car? If you don’t, you will. But, no worries. There are cheap, home-made ways to make your car gleam, including giving it the appearance of a great wax job. These tips will save you time, money and convenience.
Refill With Vodka
No we don’t mean drinking and driving. It’s about refilling your windshield washer reservoir. 3 cups vodka, 4 cups water, 2 teaspoons liquid dishwashing detergent shaken well in a gallon jug will make a great fluid. Just save the best vodka for yourself, ok?
Don’t water your car down before you wash it. Don’t wax it afterward. We got this in the bag. One cup of kerosene in a 3-gallon pail filled with water and a sponge or wash cloth is ALL you’ll need. Just watch how water beads up and rolls right off your clean, shiny vehicle.
Add Hair Conditioner
Put hair conditioner with lanolin into the soapy water and your car will be shinier. It’ll also repel water like you just waxed it.
Your Wiper Blade Solution
First, don’t forget to wash them. Here’s your homemade solution: 1/4 cup household ammonia to 1 quart cold water.
Avoid Air Drying
Look, we have a lazy streak, too. But dry your car after you wash it, preferably using a chamois or a soft terry cloth. Why accept the streaks?
This isn’t exactly a car wash tip, but if you ever cut yourself (maybe you cut yourself washing your car!) spritz some gasoline on that wound and it’ll seal it up while stopping the pain.
Baby Your Windshield
Baby wipes aren’t just good for your baby’s bottom. They’re great on auto glass. So are feminine hygiene maxi-pads.
Baking-Soda Car Cleaner
Baking-soda is good for SO much, and almost always at a savings. Make your cleaner base thusly: pour 1/4 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid and enough water to fill a gallon jug jug. Shake. When it’s carwash time, shake again and add just a cup of this to a gallon of warm water.
Windshields Go Better With Coke
If your windshield is filthy, pour cola over it. That’ll remove the grime and streaks. Protect the paint on your hood with towels. Then wash that windshield thoroughly so remaining cola doesn’t attract yet more dirt.
Avoid Hot Days
If you wash your car on hot days or while under a hot Sun, you’ll get splotches, soapy water drying too quickly, and…OK, this is just a gratuitous excuse for a picture of this chick wearing those shorts washing a car. You already know about hot days.
Actually, boobs don’t make a good washcloth, but keep trying OK?