A clean and tidy car is not an easy state to achieve and may sound more like a pipe dream – until now. Our list of DIY solutions to keep your car clean is so simple, it may surprise you. Try at least a few of these simple fixes before the week is out. Keeping your car reasonably clean is actually essential to keeping it running like new and reducing problems. Here are some ways to help you succeed by keeping your car clean both inside and out.
Homemade solutions for removing car windows and locks
Removing ice from car windshields and windows can be a difficult task. In addition, you may not have a squeegee or time to defrost the windows yourself. You can make your own anti-freeze solution for windows and locks with materials you have at home. This is a great way to keep it on hand during the winter when time is short and you can’t wait for your car to warm up.
What you will need
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Spray bottle
Step 1: Make the de-icing solution.
In a clean spray bottle, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of isopropyl alcohol. Shake before each use.
Step 2: Spray de-icing solution onto a frozen car windshield.
Step 3: Allow the de-icer to act for several minutes.
The ice will begin to melt rapidly. Once the ice begins to melt, turning on the windshield wipers will help.
Depending on the thickness of the ice on the windshield, de-icing should only take a few minutes. Now it is time to start locking! Simply spray the de-icing fluid on the locks and watch the ice melt in seconds.
and your car will be ready to run in no time.
This amazing car de-icing fluid works well on windshields, windows, locks, and doors, making it easy to get on the road in the coldest of temperatures!
DIY Windscreen Washer Fluid
Windshield washer fluid is essential for keeping your car’s windshield clean and dirt-free. You can buy it pre-mixed or make your own. You may have heard of people washing their windows using detergent, methanol, a cup of rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol), white vinegar, tap water, a cup of ammonia, and other additives, mixed in a gallon jug. Many of these products can be used to make your own washer fluid, but the best method is to use wiper fluid concentrate. Making your own windshield washer fluid this way is easy and saves money. This is why many people choose to make their own DIY windshield washer fluid.
Making your own windshield washer fluid
To make windshield washer fluid, you will need distilled water, windshield washer fluid concentrate, a funnel, and an empty windshield washer fluid container. You may also want to mix these ingredients in a gallon jug if you want to make a lot to remove buildup over the course of the year.
First, use a funnel to pour distilled water into the container, leaving enough room for the windshield wiper fluid concentrate. Next, the windshield wiper fluid concentrate must be added to the container. Finally, tighten the lid and shake well to mix the liquid.
Use as needed to keep the windshield clean. Follow the directions for use on the wiper fluid concentrate bottle. Making your own windshield washer fluid is easy and saves you money. Using concentrated wiper fluid allows you to control the amount you spend on wiper fluid without sacrificing quality. Try it the next time you need to refill your washer fluid.
Safety Precautions for Windshield Wiper Fluid
When making your own windshield cleaner, it is important that it is safe. When using any glass cleaner, basic safety precautions must be followed.
Do not use wiper fluid while driving. Do not allow wiper fluid to come in contact with your skin or eyes. In the unlikely event of skin or eye contact, flush the contact area with water for 15 minutes and seek medical attention if irritation persists.
Keep windshield wiper fluid out of the reach of children and pets. Children and pets may be tempted to swallow wiper fluid because they may mistakenly think it is sweet or blue in color, but wiper fluid is toxic. If swallowed, contact a poison control center immediately or seek medical attention. The same applies to de-icing fluid used in ice water.
How to clean your car windows
The way you clean your windows is important for removing dirt from the glass. Weather also affects the way windows are cleaned. In cold weather, cleaning fluids can freeze on the windshield. To prevent this, add windshield washer fluid antifreeze to your wiper fluid and enjoy a nice clean windshield.
In warm weather, windshield washer fluid can evaporate quickly. To prevent this, add windshield wiper fluid protectant to the windshield wiper fluid. For best results, always use fresh windshield wiper fluid. Do not use the old fluid with the new fluid. This also applies to DIY windshield washer fluid.
When wiping your windshield, wipe it from the top down. This way you can avoid streaking. Use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the windshield. Do not use regular household detergents on the windshield. These can damage the windshield and cause streaks. Strong chemicals can also damage your car’s paint and can drip under the hood and into the hoses and pistons underneath. If you live in an area where insects are common, why not add bug repellent spray to your wiper fluid? This will help remove bugs and keep your windshield clean. Keep your windshield clean all year long with these tips.