We often need to clean the interior and exterior of our cars to keep them looking and smelling good. If you delay cleaning your vehicle, or taking it to a car wash, you will eventually realize that you feel like you’re driving a garbage truck. When your car is thoroughly clean you will not have to worry about your clothing getting dirty or others asking the question “why does your car smell so badly”?

You can clean your car through different methods via natural ingredients and also using car products created to keep your vehicle looking spotless. In this article, Fixing Auto will summarize the different types of natural ingredients and car products you can use.

Usage of Toothpaste

To remove mild stains from the leather seats of car you can use toothpaste. You must first apply this in small amounts because on some materials toothpaste does not work. For car wash whitening, though, toothpaste is best. You put a small amount of toothpaste on the cotton/cloth and gently rub in a circular motion.

Baking Soda

You can use baking soda to clean the wheels of a car. It can also be used for cleaning mirrors and lights. For this, mix three tablespoons of baking soda in warm water. It will turn into a thick paste. By doing so, you can clean any type of stain and dust from wheels. Baking soda can also be used for cleaning the carpet of the car. Car batteries can also be cleaned using baking soda. For the best result, you can combine both baking soda and vinegar to clean your seat belt easily.

Usage of Vinegar

For removing water spots and even cement stains from your car you can use vinegar. To make a homemade solution you should use three tablespoons of vinegar and one cup of water. Vinegar can be harmful to the surface or the car paint however, taking the proper precautions can eliminate any damages to the car’s surface. The car windscreen can also be cleaned using vinegar. To get rid of the unpleasant scent that vinegar leaves behind you can use febreze or any other odor eliminating car wash products.


If toothpaste does not work to remove the stain on the leather, then you can use alcohol. Firstly, make sure to test a small area because sometimes it can affect paint of the core body and ultimately damage the paint of one’s car. It can be used to remove frost from car windows as well. In addition, it can remove ink and permanent marker stains.


Coca-cola is another natural ingredient that can be used to remove stains from one’s car. For cleaning battery terminals, coca cola is often used as well. It gives a good cleaning result. Phosphoric acid is used in coca cola for the best result. Grease stains are difficult to remove, but cola removes them efficiently.

Baby Wipes

Sometimes you just need to wipe certain small areas without water while on the move. Having baby wipes can come in handy when cleaning the interior of the car on the go. It also comes in handy for wiping dirty hands so they won’t discolor the upholstery of your vehicle.

Car Wash Foam

Snow foam is a pre-wash agent. If you like you can use ordinary car wash soap for cleaning your vehicle. However, using foam gives it that extra touch. Brush in the foam using a foam canon. A thick white layer of foam will be seen on the car when you use this method.


It is used to clean dirt and stains from cars. Degreaser cleans dirt from carpets and floor mats used in cars either on seats or in the lower sections. You must cover it or spray it with great care. Soaps, vinegar, and soda can also be used for degreasing parts of the vehicle.

 Auto Vacuum

With vacuuming, you can clean your car on the inside thoroughly. You can clean the parts which you can’t access using a broom or cloth. Different type of vacuums are available on the market for you to perform car cleaning duties.

Car Duster

Car dusters can be used to clean cars from the inside and outside to get rid of dust. You can even use the same duster used to clean the inside of your home. Ensure that they are clean before proceeding to use.

Cleaner Wax

Cleaner wax is a perfect wax to clean and preserve the color of one’s car. It is used for long-lasting protection. It removes all water spots from the car and the color of the vehicle becomes enhanced. Car wax is used after washing to give the car a polished look.

Wash Mitt

You can use a wash mitt to aid in the body washing your car. Firstly, you should apply the soap to the body of your vehicle. After this, continue washing it with the help of a wash mitt. You can also use a soft microfiber towel as well. This requires special care. Dishwashing cloths should not be used because they can damage the paint of a car.

In the end, you don’t always need to buy car cleaning products. Simple, natural household cleaners could do the job just as well. In fact, some care care products contain dangerous chemicals which are harmful to our bodies and the vehicle. Not because the professionals recommend and use it means you should. They probably know why and how to use the product without causing any harm to themselves or to their customers’ vehicles. Using natural products may not always be our first choice but it allows you to save some money on your car wash tasks.