If you’re not a smoker, you could always use those car ashtrays as a phone dock to avoid having them roll around the car while driving.
This should help you when you need to navigate as well.
Use Slime or Goo
If you were born in the 80s or 90s, you probably remember what a goo ball or slime was. That weird slimy, sticky substance that became an insanely popular kids’ toy back in the day. You could mold it, bounce it, squish it, throw it at your friends, drive your parents nuts by sticking it all over the house, and basically anything else you could think of. The bad part was, that if you got it dirty, even if it was one speck of dust, you knew your slime was doomed – it would never be clean again. But this makes it perfect as a car cleaner.
Go to the nearest kid toy store and get a ball of goo, then dab it all over your car and collect every last particle of dirt or dust. You can also make your own slime, just google “DIY cleaning slime” and chose any tutorial.
Use an Old Toothbrush
With the simple use of a toothbrush dipped in some soapy water, you can effectively scrub away any dirt and dust on vinyl upholstery.
We recommend you do this before the gunk gets caked in the cracks of your seats. This should save you the time of repeatedly scraping them out.
Make Your Own Washer Fluid
You should always carry a bottle of washer fluid in your car, but it’s one of those things that we often overlook, and never remember to replace when we finish the bottle. Next time you’re in need of some washer fluid, but don’t have time to stop and buy, or you aren’t close to any car shop, you can just make your own.
Mix 3 cups of grain alcohol, 2 teaspoons of dish-washing soap and 4 cups of water, shake well and place in an empty bottle. Keep the bottle in your car and simply make more whenever you need it.
Handy Hand Sanitizer
If you’re having some ice troubles during the winter, you can actually use some hand sanitizer. The high alcohol content should be able to quickly melt the ice from stuck locks and doors.
It’s recommended that you use the gel solution over liquid alcohol. This is a great little hack in preparing for the winter season.