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

Published on May 7, 2019 1,147,825 views

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.

  • tripjet999
    tripjet999 2 дня назад 7:31 - Please clean nasty goop off of arm, first.
  • Michael palmer
    Michael palmer 2 дня назад Vaseline on a dash board wtf. Please don’t ever try this. It will fook your dashboard. 🤬
  • Phoenix 1
    Phoenix 1 2 месяца назад This should be titled 30 things to avoid if you actually care about your car
  • Anthony Rodriguez
    Anthony Rodriguez Неделю назад 🤣🤣🤣🤣
  • Phoenix 1
    Phoenix 1 Неделю назад Loco Hobo a clay bar is designed to take contamination off the paint work why would you waste wax by putting it on and immediately taking it off? Use a clay lube that is actually designed for to lubricate the clay or a quick detailer without any fillers in it. At a pinch soapy water but you should avoid coating unless your going to machine polish/compound because it will marr you paintwork. Fallout removers and tar and glue removers are a safer bet. If I do a full decon I use all 3
  • Stef Stef
    Stef Stef Неделю назад @Loco Hobo what is breath buff?
  • Junkman2000
    Junkman2000 3 недели назад @G P This man has some knowledge in the bank! Good advice. :)
  • Tomas O'Leary
    Tomas O'Leary 1 месяц назад Loco Hobo Jun
  • G P
    G P 1 месяц назад @Thomas PC I am not saying that Dawn is the best way to strip wax from a cars surface. I am saying that using dish washing detergent to wash a car is not good for the longevity of whatever protective product has been applied to the cars clear coat, and should not be used to wash a car. Dishes yes, cars... NO!
  • Thomas PC
    Thomas PC 1 месяц назад @G P Actually, something like Dawn leaves a residue over whatever is on the car (wax) that won't bead up so it looks like there is nothing on the paint. if you're trying to strip the car to bare paint, this isn't doing it.
  • Patrick P
    Patrick P 1 месяц назад (изменено) @Loco Hobo using compound too often takes down the clear coat layer fast. If it's not dull or doesn't have bigger scratches (not to the paint layer) then polish is more than enough.
  • Loco Hobo
    Loco Hobo 1 месяц назад I think these tips are for people who buy a new car every 2-3 years and don’t care about accumulative damage... which I guess does apply to dealers.
  • Loco Hobo
    Loco Hobo 1 месяц назад (изменено) My process: 1) rinse with warm water. Not hot or cold - warm. 2) wash and rinse one section at a time 3) clay with wax spray 4) rinse entire vehicle 5) dry vehicle 6) compound 7) polish 8) wax 9) breath buff - important final step I had a neighbor from about a hundred yards away walk up to me while I was ‘breath buffing’, and tell me that the shine from my car was interfering with his watching tv. It was 11:30 pm; there’s a streetlight across the street from me.
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 1 месяц назад @G P that's true as well!
  • G P
    G P 1 месяц назад @Marquise Harrison Back in the day, before In learned how to care for my car's clear coat, I also used dish washing detergent. What I how know is that dish washing detergent strips wax from a cars surface. I use dish washing detergent only when I intent to strip the wax from a car before the paint correction process. Unless you want to remove all the wax from your car, dish washing detergent is the last thing in the world anyone should use on their car. But, that's me.
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 1 месяц назад @G P I use Dawn dish detergent all the time to wash my car and it does a fantastic job and been washing my car with it for years! IG it depends on how u use it.
  • Roenel Teck
    Roenel Teck 1 месяц назад Please report this video as spam/misleading
  • KC O'Reilly
    KC O'Reilly 1 месяц назад My favourite is the "use a claybar with just a wet panel and let it sit for a while" 😀😁😂😂
  • G P
    G P 1 месяц назад Yeah, like using baking soda, liquid detergent and water to wash a car. Yeah, if you love swirl marks and no wax left on your car, then go ahead. These are BS tips.
  • Randy R
    Randy R 3 дня назад Wast of time I want my wasted time back. People don’t do theses tips.
  • detailerguy80
    detailerguy80 2 месяца назад Most of these are horrible ways to clean your car.
  • andrew Badgerow
    andrew Badgerow 2 недели назад Some are good some are bad!
  • Daniel Longoria
    Daniel Longoria 2 месяца назад Mimi Me it will destroy your car
  • Mimi Me
    Mimi Me 2 месяца назад Why?
  • 68Camaro RS/SS
    68Camaro RS/SS 2 месяца назад This is possibly the dumbest YT video I’ve ever seen
  • The Wild Dinkus!
    The Wild Dinkus! 2 недели назад @Michael Edge how do you get the olive oil stains off your clothes?
  • Michael Edge
    Michael Edge 1 месяц назад As a pro detailer.. no WAY ID Do most of this crap to a car
  • Steve douglas
    Steve douglas 2 недели назад Well,,,, I'd think it would be less expensive, and better all around if you bought window cleaner, than using vodka.
  • Daniel
    Daniel 1 месяц назад If you want to damage your car do exactly what this video recommends
  • Daniel
    Daniel 3 недели назад maria samac lol I hear you, you know what’s even crazier then this video? The fact that it has over 14 thousand likes 😂
  • maria samac
    maria samac 3 недели назад I agree whether it's odorless l will not use Vodka and l agree it's one of the dumbest videos l've seen.
  • K J
    K J 3 недели назад Right cause the tooth paste on head lights will make it worse!
  • Adrian Tomlin
    Adrian Tomlin 1 месяц назад Yea Daniel I think your right!! Omg!!
  • Santos F1
    Santos F1 2 месяца назад Advice from someone who has no idea how to detail a car
  • matthew kovich
    matthew kovich 1 месяц назад Exactly
  • Shane F
    Shane F 1 месяц назад ebenizer scrooge wouldent get a look in with this guy's cheapskate alternatives!
  • dee76
    dee76 2 месяца назад Take your car to have actually detailed, these tips will destroy a vehicle.
  • Barbara Blanchard
    Barbara Blanchard 3 недели назад port nut ,
  • port nut
    port nut 1 месяц назад some of them, yes. People are lazy though and will still spend to have it done
  • Eric Sadler
    Eric Sadler 2 месяца назад I own a detail shop and there is so much wrong with this video. Most of these tips you never want to use.
  • Firstname Lastname is allowed
    Firstname Lastname is allowed 1 месяц назад @Urban Šurk I was more saying all that to other commenters ofcourse u know that if u doit for a living. The toothpaste thing does actually work just not that great like I said , but it does work! LoL! I find it funny that you detail cars for a living but you are watching videos about detailing. I paint cars for a living but I am always watching videos on people painting cars too! I suppose it's to see if how I do things is any different then the way others do it or to learn any new tricks but you would think the last thing we would want to see is what we do for a living! LoL
  • Dave Hey
    Dave Hey 1 месяц назад Toothpaste does work great. You’re supposed to use it after each meal. . . Whoops, I meant each drive. Lol
  • Urban Šurk
    Urban Šurk 1 месяц назад @Firstname Lastname is allowed i know everything you said. I do that for a living :) well I don't polish lights with toothpaste tho 😂
  • Firstname Lastname is allowed
    Firstname Lastname is allowed 1 месяц назад @Urban Šurk the toothpaste trick actually does work and longer for then just a week. You dont put it on the headlight and let it sit through, you run it around and the fine grit in it polishes the lens. It's not very effective compared to actual rubbing compounds and someone that knows how to doit but it is actually doable just not recommended. Same with the clay, u dont set it on the car and come back in a few minutes. You have to rub it around to pick up the stuck particles in the paint. Decontamination of the paint and u dont use just water u need a lubricant that is for clay baring
  • Urban Šurk
    Urban Šurk 2 месяца назад Yeah toothpaste works for a day or two 😂 good luck doing it twice a week 😂
    PAT JOB 2 месяца назад I was sitting here thinking exactly that. I am a hobby detailer, and this video is sure to create a lot of customers for me. Keep up the good work. Brings to mind the old saying: "If you think it is expensive hiring a professional, wait till you hire an amateur"
  • Rual Tevez
    Rual Tevez 2 месяца назад @Eric Sadler 🙄😂😂😂😂😂
  • Eric Sadler
    Eric Sadler 2 месяца назад @Justin trust me you couldn't afford the stuff I use
  • Justin
    Justin 2 месяца назад No, this man is exposing detailing industry lies. For example, Suave Shampoo is better than DoDo Juice Supernatural, and toothpaste works better on a headlight than Menzerna FG400 on a Flex 3401. Lastly, olive oil on the dash should be on your services now, I stead of 303, VRP, cockpit sealant, or whatever garbage you are using.
  • Keith Newton
    Keith Newton 1 месяц назад DO NOT follow these tips they will damage your car NO professional car cleaner or detailed would use these techniques period Vaseline damages the plastic material on your car over time the reaction between the petrochemicals in the Vaseline and the plastic material will cause major damage. Olive oil on leather seats is a big no .leather seats on cars are sealed the oil will leave a sticky residue on the surface tjisvwill danage your clothes and the seats Toothpaste does not work. Using dish soap and baking soda . This will strip all the protective waxes off your paint work. Hair conditioner thus us a corrosive product and with cause major danzgecro water based paints. This whole video is dangerous and cause your to dsmagevhoyr vehicle and cost thousand to put rights
  • Aldo Boquiren
    Aldo Boquiren 1 месяц назад Was looking for a comment like this i knew most "tips"were BS
  • Al
    Al 2 месяца назад LOL......this video is a JOKE...isn't it ? Because following their interior will SMELL and more than likely "taste" like an Italian Sub !!
  • David G.
    David G. 1 месяц назад you can put some Oréganos... xD
  • Grateful Gal
    Grateful Gal 2 месяца назад Sumpin wrong with Itallian ! Just kidding 💟
    MPWALL 2 месяца назад Vaseline, olive oil, hair conditioner, dish detergent on my paint, no friggin way.
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 2 недели назад @MPWALL I hear ya, just guess I got pretty lucky huh lol
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 2 недели назад @sendtorich well never did to any of ours but to anyone else proceed at your own risk.
  • sendtorich
    sendtorich 2 недели назад @Marquise Harrison yeah it works great to strip the wax right off of it. when I was a kid we had the same car as our neighbors. we used car wash soap on ours and they used dish detergent. after a few years there was barely any paint on their car.
    MPWALL 1 месяц назад Marquise Harrison I wouldn’t ever use dish washing liquid on any car paint, regardless if I was even using the vehicle as a serving platter on special occasions. 🚗
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 1 месяц назад @port nut ik
  • port nut
    port nut 1 месяц назад @Marquise Harrison dawn cleans well but removes wax also
  • Marquise Harrison
    Marquise Harrison 1 месяц назад Dawn dish detergent actually works,I've been washing my car and others cars with it for years! Maybe it depends on what detergent u use and how long u let it sit bc some people let it sit on their cars for like 7mins and also let it dry in before rinsing, always keep your rag wet and the car as well, especially on hot days.
  • port nut
    port nut 1 месяц назад seen guys use pledge on a new vette cause they are so cheap
  • Justin Rounds
    Justin Rounds 1 месяц назад Dont forget gum
  • Steven Leccese
    Steven Leccese 2 месяца назад Not burnt deteriorated ones because that's what will happen if you put Olive Oil on your car seats and no Italian wants that.
  • Scooter P
    Scooter P 2 месяца назад Slick1 G Italian stallions love olive oil seats.
  • Sven Figueroa
    Sven Figueroa 2 месяца назад You wrote exactly what my first thought was! Where the hell do they get these crazy ideas? Vaseline? Really?!
  • Steven Leccese
    Steven Leccese 2 месяца назад I know, that's insane.
  • Slick1 G
    Slick1 G 2 месяца назад Exactly who the fuck would want to sit on oil coated leather seats
  • cat 11
    cat 11 2 месяца назад I''m sure they don't care at these used car dealerships, they just want to make the car look nice/
  • M Ladd
    M Ladd 2 месяца назад Yes vasolene will F up your dash! That's why I use Preparation H on my dash and it never gets hemroids!
    DEALWITHIT DREALIST 2 месяца назад I never heard of any of that shit? Vaseline would fuck up your dash
  • Brian Bayer
    Brian Bayer 1 месяц назад Should rename this video "How to Destroy your vehicle".
  • Ryan Probert
    Ryan Probert 1 месяц назад Please post a video of the damage caused if you do any of these 'tips' on your cars!
  • Phillip Lee
    Phillip Lee 2 месяца назад I'm not giving up my vodka to clean my windshield
  • Lorraine Dubzak
    Lorraine Dubzak 1 месяц назад Dont waist this. Drink it only after watching this crap.
  • James Death
    James Death 2 месяца назад Phillip Lee Amen lol
  • B Spin
    B Spin 1 месяц назад #32: Apply Diesel Fuel to a rag and wipe down your steering wheel!
  • Urban Šurk
    Urban Šurk 2 месяца назад Because of those tricks we detailers have something to do. 😁 most of them are hillarious 😂