10 Clever Car Cleaning and Organizing Tips

10 Clever Car Cleaning and Organizing Tips for everyone in Ottawa, Lancaster, and Cornwall, ON


10 Clever Car Cleaning and Organizing Tips from Seaway Hyundai

The average Canadian drives 20,000 km per year, which equates to a lot of time spent in the car around Cornwall, ON. For individuals who commute around Massena and Ottawa, the time spent in the car can be even higher — and it only increases for those who have kids.

With all the time Canadians spend in the car, vehicles can get dirty pretty fast. Whether it’s crumbs in the seat from a road trip around Lancaster, sticky spilled coffee in the cup holder or toys accumulated in the backseat from entertaining kids, Seaway Hyundai knows most people have faced a mess in the car at one point or another. The problem is, cleaning out a car can be a hassle. Detail cleaning can seem daunting with air vents and lots of small spaces for messes to hide—but it doesn’t have to be so bad.

Seaway Hyundai offers ten tips for cleaning and organizing your car:

1. Rubbing Alcohol

If your wiper blades are smearing water rather than removing it, take a clean cloth with some rubbing alcohol and gently run it against the rubber that makes contact with the windshield. It will get your wipers back to normal.

2. Toothbrush

Use an old toothbrush for detail cleaning. It can reach into all the nooks and crannies of your vehicle and can be used wet with soap or dry to bring up dirt and dust.

3. Spray Bottle & Squeegee

Use a spray bottle and squeegee to remove stubborn pet hair on your cloth seats. Start by lightly spraying water on your seats and drag the squeegee across them to gather pet hair at the base of the seat.


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4. Cupcake Liner

Use a silicone cupcake liner in your cup holders. It will protect against unwanted dust, debris and liquids.

5. WD-40

Remove any old bumper stickers by lightly spraying them with WD-40.

6. Toothpaste

Driving around Cornwall, ON can lead to dirty headlights. If you have dirty headlights, put some toothpaste on a microfiber cloth to buff them clean and rinse thoroughly with water. They will be crystal clear and increase your visibility.

7. Compressed Air

Use compressed air to blast dust and debris from your air vents and use a foam arts and crafts sponge to remove anything that’s still stuck inside.

8. Plastic Bags

Travel with plastic bags for any trash, wet clothes or dirty shoes by keeping them stashed in an empty tissue box.

9. Plastic Shower Caddy

Use a plastic shower caddy to organize items you want to travel with like toiletries, cosmetics, or a roadside emergency kit. It will keep everything neatly stashed in a console, the trunk, between two seats, or on the floor.

10. Remote Control Caddy

Use a remote control caddy, typically used on a bed or reclining armchair, in the car. It can help keep your umbrella, extra tissues, plastic bags, and other travel items organized and off the floor.


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