How Do I Get Grime Off My Car?

Have you ever parked your nice, clean car under a tree only for it to become target practice for some angry birds? Or had the misfortune of having to clean highway tar out of your wheel wells? You likely know then how difficult it can be to get stuck- on grime off your ride. To make your life a little easier we’ve put together a list of effective cleaning methods you can try out on the cheap.

WD-40: That’s right the lubricant with a thousand uses adds another one to the list. Just spray it on the stuck-on grime you want to remove, let it sit for 5-10 minutes and then wipe off with a cloth. Due to how oily it is we recommend you avoid using it on glass, mirrors or chrome otherwise you will be in for quite the battle to get rid of the residue.

Dish Soap W/Water: This is primarily for cleaning windshields; just mix it together in a spray bottle and spray the windshield let the mixture sit for a few minutes and then scrub it off with a rag or sponge.

Peanut Butter: This trick requires a bit more time and elbow grease than the others but will save you some cash. Coat whatever stuck-on substance you’re trying to remove and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Then start scrubbing with a microfiber cloth and voila! You should have one less mark to worry about. Just be careful about when you do this; the middle of a 32.3-degree day is not advised.

Rubbing Alcohol: This trick is straightforward; all you need to do is pour some rubbing alcohol on a cloth, let the cloth sit on the spot you want to clean for 5-10 minutes and then start scrubbing. Keep repeating the soak and scrub cycle until you get the gunk off your car.

Cooking Spray/Vegetable Oil: When I was a kid, I was told the trick to getting tree sap off your hands was cooking oil. As it turns out this works equally well on cars. Just put some on any sap let it sit a few minutes and apply liberal amounts of elbow grease.

With this list in hand, you should have a jump on getting stuck- on grime off your car without having to break the bank. Still, having trouble with stuck-on grime? Bring it in to our car spa and we’ll take care of things for you! [link to car spa]