10 Shockingly Easy DIY Solutions to Keep Your Car Squeaky Clean

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A clean, organized car might have sounded more like a pipe dream rather than an easily attainable state of being–That is, until now. Our list of DIY solutions for keeping your car sparkling clean are so easy, they just might shock you... into trying at least a few of these simple fixes by the week's end. Keeping your car reasonably clean is actually crucial to keep it running like new, with fewer problems down the line. Read on to learn how you can set yourself up for success by keeping your car squeaky clean, both inside and out.

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DIY windshield washer fluid
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DIY Windshield Washer Fluid

Store-bought windshield washer fluid contains a poisonous substance called methanol that can actually be lethal, even in small doses. The good news: it's super easy to make DIY windshield washer fluid with just a few (non-toxic) household ingredients.

Homemade car air freshener in fall shapes
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How to Make a Homemade Car Air Freshener

A store-bought car air freshener will quickly lose its synthetic fragrance and often gets thrown away after just a couple of weeks, but a homemade version can be reused for years. Plus, you can make it any shape and fragrance you want!

Car headlights before and after cleaning
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How to Clean Your Car Headlights

When the plastic lenses on your car's headlights get hazy and oxidized, they tend to disperse the light and worsen your nighttime visibility. Here's how to easily clean them.

Homemade auto glass cleaner and microfiber cloth
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Homemade Auto Glass Cleaner Recipe

Using a cleaning solution specifically formulated for auto glass, rather than a regular household glass cleaner, will help ensure that your car's windows and windshield are not only clean, but completely streak free, and streak-free is the only way to be. Try our easy DIY auto glass cleaner recipe.

Dirty car seat
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Easy Ways to Clean a Car Seat

Car seats could quite possibly top the list as one of the dirtiest things on the planet and understandably so. Here's an easy way you can clean and sanitize your child's car seat and make it sparkle like new in no time.

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Car Window and Lock De-Icer Homemade Solution

With just a couple of household ingredients you, too, could make your very own car window and lock de-icer solution. It's perfect to keep on hand for snowy mornings when time is of the essence and waiting for your car to warm up is not an option.

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Smart Tips on How to Organize the Family Car

Everything will have a place thanks to our list of ingenious tips for easily establishing an organized auto. If you've got a busy after school schedule with lots of snacks and messy little ones, you'll love this.

Cleaning the inside of a car windshield
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Best Way to Clean the Inside of a Car Windshield

Cleaning the inside of a car windshield is necessary in order to improve visibility. Here's the best, and easiest, way to do it.

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