Make Your Own Car Cleaning Products

Car maintenance is certainly not cheap. However, if you can at least make your own cleaners, you’ll save a good amount of money while keeping your car looking its best (and retaining its value). Inspired by a Tip Hero reader post the other day, I went out in search of some homemade car cleaner recipes. Gather Little by Little, luckily, has a plethora of them. Take a look at a few:

Car Soap

This simple recipe will keep your car clean just as well as the store-bought stuff does:

  • 1 cup liquid dish detergent (Ivory works well)
  • 12 tablespoons laundry detergent
  • 1 large bucket of water

Tire Cleaner

Try this non-abrasive homemade soft scrubber:

  • 1/4 cup borax
  • Vegetable oil based liquid soap (i.e. Murphy’s Oil Soap)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon oil
  • 1 teaspoon bleach

Windshield Wiper Frost-Free Fluid

To keep your windshields clean, ice-free and frost-free, mix together 3 parts vinegar and 1 part water. Coat your car windows with this mixture and fill your fluid reservoir with remaining solution.

Be sure to check out Homemade car cleaning products for ways to clean and freshen carpets in your car and more!