Categories
Tips

How to Clean Car Cup Holders

The cup holders in your car are some of the most common places that accidental spills occur. Whether the spill involves coffee, a soft drink, or your child’s juice drink, these little “accidents” can add up to a sticky mess in very short order. The question then becomes, just how should you go about cleaning your car cup holders? Below are some tips and tricks to tackle the sticky mess at the bottom of your cup holders.

Categories
Tips

How to Wash a Black Car

Black is the best color for almost any car. It looks sleek and fast with a tremendous shine. When your car’s paint is new, it looks great. Over time, black cars tend to look less shiny and you might be surprised by the reason. It’s because most people wash their car wrong. Improper washing techniques leave swirl marks in the paint that make it look dull. Avoiding swirl marks is easy when you know the right way to wash your black car.

Categories
Tips

How to Clean a Car CD Player

It is important to understand how to clean a car CD player to keep it working as it was designed. Even though the openings on most car CD players are very narrow, dirt, dust, and debris will eventually work their way into the player. Although this build-up may take some time, when the build-up happens the player will stop functioning properly. CD tracks may jump and skip or not even play at all. You may insert a CD only to have the player immediately eject it as non-playable. Let’s take a look at how to clean a car CD player. This process will include cleaning the exterior as well as the interior of the player. We will start with cleaning the player’s exterior.

Categories
Tips

How to Dry the Inside of a Car

Accidents happen. It rained and you forgot to close a partially open window on your car. Or you parked your car on a sunny day, left the windows or top down and a sudden rainstorm passed through the area before you were able to return. Maybe a sunroof developed a leak, or maybe the kids spilled a whole bottle of water on the back seat. Suddenly, you need to dry your car’s interior and dry it quickly before that wet interior turns into a smelly or moldy interior. What are some of the best, and fastest, ways to dry a car’s interior?

Categories
Tips

How to Clean Suede Car Seats

Suede car seats look and feel luxurious, but they can be difficult to keep clean. Sometimes they can easily be stained by water or other liquids so it is important to understand the best way to care for and clean a suede car seat. Today, many manufacturers have shied away from using true suede and instead have switched to materials called “Ulltrasuede”, “Microsuede”, or “Alcantara”. These synthetic materials mimic suede, so if you’re not sure if your seats are true suede, finding out must be your first step in the cleaning process. As always, prevention is the best way to maintain your suede seats.

Categories
Tips

How to Clean Brake Rotors on a Car

One of the most important components of any passenger vehicle is its disc braking system. To keep it simple, most of these disc-braking systems include a master cylinder, calipers, brake pads, and brake rotors. Brake rotors are what we will concentrate on in this article, in particular, how to maintain and clean the rotors.

Categories
Tips

How to Clean a Cigarette Lighter in Car

If your cigarette lighter socket is not working, you have a very inconvenient problem and need to know how to clean it so that it functions the way it is supposed to. Today, only about 14% of U.S. adults still smoke cigarettes. That is why very few newer cars come equipped with an actual cigarette lighter. Oh, there are still those 12V DC outlets in cars, usually more than one, but now they are considered “power outlets” for operating and charging things like cell phones, laptop computers, GPS devices, and dash cams. Or maybe you are one of those 14% that still use that outlet for what it was designed for, to light a cigarette.

Categories
Tips

How to Clean Car Seatbelts

For most drivers, something that gets used every time we get in our vehicle is the seatbelt. We are constantly buckling them on, then off at the next stop, then on again, and over and over as we travel throughout our day. Over time, these safety devices are subject to things like dirty fingers, sweat, coffee, soda pop, and fast food drippings. How often have you even considered cleaning your car seatbelts?

Categories
Tips

Best Way to Tint Headlights

If you are a car enthusiast one of the easiest ways to make your car stand out from the crowd, to give it that exclusive look, is by adding a tint to your headlights. In this article we will discuss the best ways to tint headlights (and possibly taillights as well) to achieve a catchy and stylish look.

Categories
Tips

How to Clean a Car Radiator With Vinegar

As your car ages, as the miles begins to pile up, it pays to do a little more vehicle maintenance to keep the car running in tip-top condition. One of the maintenance tasks that will be of great benefit is to remove sludge, calcium, and lime deposits that have built up in your car’s radiator. Minerals, heat, and time allow these deposits to form. One of the simplest and least expensive ways to do this is by flushing the radiator using distilled white vinegar.