Patrick's Pick: 5 tips to fall clean on a budget

We all have heard of spring cleaning, with the calendar turning to the fall, it's now time to fall clean your vehicle. Here are five ways to make your vehicle look, feel and smell better.

  1. 5. Get a shop vac, and stock up on car fresheners

    One of the easiest and best actions you can take to spruce up your vehicle is to help it smell better. With how busy everyone is with school, work and family, your vehicle suffers. Clean up the dirt, food, and dust that gets into it and add an air freshener. It won't take long and you'll notice the change immediately.

    Shop Vac
  2. 4. Re-use your extra plastic bags from the grocery

    Keep them on the side of your seat inside a plastic cereal container. It acts as a way to close so the trash doesn't get out and as a way to save space in your car. Plus, since we all have way too many plastic bags lying around, put them to work for you.

    Grocery Store Bag
  3. 3. Invest in a good wax

    Waxing your car may take some time, but it is worth your time and money. Wax protects your paint, prevents some scratches, keeps the value of your car higher and actually saves you money as you will be able to extend the time between washes. Interior waxes will also help keep your vehicle looking and smelling cleaner as well.

  4. 2. Clean your glass (inside and out)

    Seeing is believing, and also probably the most important part of driving. Keep your mirrors squeaky clean, as well as all your windows, but also deep clean all your mirrors and windows inside your car too. This will also increase visibility and keep you safer. Use those window cleaners at the gas station, and get wiper fluid for when that is not available.

    Wash Me
  5. 1. Patrick's Pick: Clean your seats with a DIY cleaner.

    Options are available for both leather and non-leather upholstery. If you are looking for a long-lasting appeasing scent in your vehicle, condition your leather by cleaning the seats with a solution made from beeswax and coconut oil. For non-leather, club soda, vinegar and dish soap will get any stains and smells out of your car.

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