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Your Dirty Car Could Cause Serious Health Problems

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Your Dirty Car Could Cause Serious Health Problems

A recent study showed that dirty cars are breeding deadly germs, bacteria, and bugs like E Coli, MRSA, Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus. All these germs and bacteria were found on steering wheels, gearing knobs, door handles, car mats, and under the seat.

This study also showed that 60% of car drivers eat food in their dirty cars. Eating food in a dirty car can lead to food poisoning, nausea, vomiting, and other serious infections. We clean our rooms daily but we forget to clean the cars that we use daily for commuting.

Many health experts advise that we should clean cars daily and especially the interior of the cars as we spend a lot of our time inside the car. To help you out on how to clean your car interior, here are a few tips that you can use every day to keep your car clean.

1.      Look Under That Seat!

This is the first thing to do if you want your car to be clean and welcoming.

Get rid of all items that don’t belong in your car such as bottles, toys, wrappers, coins, etc. As you won’t be able to vacuum those items, it makes sense to get rid of them beforehand. In fact, you should look under all seats to see whether there are some surprises for you in there.

In order to make your life easier, you may want to use a car trash can to throw your empty coffee cups, cans, and sandwich wrappers. It’s easier to empty this trash can as needed instead of picking your trash from the floor or from under the seats.

2.      Shake Your Floor Mats Out Every Now And Then

This is the easiest thing you can do to make your car look cleaner with barely any effort. There’s no need for further explanation on this one. Invest in Ford Fiesta car mats here.

3.      Vacuum-Up That Popcorn!

If you’re like most of us, you do eat popcorn and Cheerios in your car. How many of those do you think you’ll find on the floor?

Thoroughly vacuum everything: the seats, the floor, the mats, the carpets, the trucks, the door panels, and the dashboard. If you have a detailing brush, use it to clean the air vents. There’s going to be a lot of dust, so make sure you have your vacuum cleaner ready to suck it up!

4.      Wipe Down And Polish All Surfaces

If car cleaning wipes are too expensive for you, consider using baby wipes to remove dirt and grime. In fact, you should be storing one pack of wet wipes in your glove compartment to have it handy whenever required. This will make it very easy for you to address all spills just as they occur.

After you wipe everything carefully, spray a small amount of polish onto the plastic surfaces and buff them with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid electrical parts.

5.      Give Your Vehicle Back The New Car Smell

Everyone adores the new car smell. You can enjoy it even in an old car, provided that you use the following recipe.

Homemade Carpet Freshener

  • 2 cups of regular baking soda
  • 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil

Find a container with a shaker lid. Put the baking soda and the essential oil inside. Cover the container and shake it well. Then, let it sit for 24 hours.

Sprinkle this solution over your carpets and allow it to act for 20-30 minutes. Vacuum everything up and enjoy the results

6.      Clean Those Cup Holders

Many car owners overlook cup holders. This is why they fail at making their car look clean. In order to clean the edges of these cup holders, use some Q-tips and some water or cleaning solution.

7.      Make Your Own Window Cleaner

A little vinegar (half cup would do), mixed with one cup of water and 1/4 of alcohol will make the least expensive, eco-friendly window cleaner.

8.      Easy Stain Removal

You can clean seat stains with a solution of water and vinegar in equal parts. Just apply it to the stained area and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Wipe it thoroughly with a wet cloth.

Vacations and Traveling by Cynthia Brian

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Vacations and Traveling by Cynthia Brian

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