4 Cleaning Hacks to Use on Your BMW

People in today’s generation are obsessed with clever alternatives; one look at the trending feed on Pinterest can quickly prove that people are seeking hip “shortcuts” to everyday tasks, objects, and activities. This movement is often referred to as the DIY (Do It Yourself) movement. Obviously, the key feature of this movement is a united desire to “do it yourself.” What is “it?” The answer is a little overwhelming. Anything! If you are fascinated by hacks and shortcuts that lend themselves to the DIY lifestyle and have an equal appreciation for spotless BMW rims, then you have come to the right place. Read the information below to learn how you can clean your car creatively and effectively.

Conditioner Shine
Not many people can afford a fancy car wax on a regular basis. However, everyone wants their car to look “sparkly.” If you find yourself in this boat, then you may want to try pursuing the hygiene department in your local supermarket. You heard right – a healthy dose of hair conditioner for your car might be the new wax job. To boost the shine, make sure you purchase a hair conditioner that contains a product called lanolin. You may even have a bottle sitting on the side of your tub. Does this hack sound too good to be true? You might think differently after you give it a try for yourself. You can bet that your BMW rims have never sparkled so brightly! Interestingly, many people also boast that conditioner acts as a repellent by protecting your vehicle from raindrop stains.

Bootlegger’s Windshield Washer Fluid
Your windshield washer fluid may not run out very often, but when it does it always seems to do so at the worst time possible. Since most of us do not keep a spare bottle of windshield washer fluid on hand at all times, it can be difficult to settle the problem immediately. What should you do? Supposedly, you should reach for a “cold one.” Actually, most people recommend using cheap vodka. Create a windshield cleaning agent by mixing about 3 cups of vodka with 2 teaspoons of a generic liquid detergent (like the kind you use in your dishwasher). To dilute this powerful solution, mix in approximately four cups of water. Shake well and fill up your windshield washer fluid reservoir. BMWs are not just known for cute wheels and classy BMW rims; they are also known for unique interiors. Let the world see your car’s interior by cleaning the “bug guts” off using this homemade windshield washer fluid.

Let Your Light Shine
Have things seemed a little dim on your nightly drives lately? Maybe you need to shine up your headlight covers. If they get covered with a great deal of grime or dirt, they can hardly perform at 100 percent. Take a soft, porous material in one hand and a bottle of glass cleaner in the other. Lightly spritz your headlight and scrub until the grime starts disappearing.

Mind the Temperature
Obviously, washing your car in below freezing temperatures is an almost guaranteed bad idea. However, did you know that washing your car on a hot day might be counterproductive? Most of us feel most open to the idea of finally cleaning our cars when the summer heat reaches unbearable temperatures; a good hosing down can help beat the heat more than air conditioning during the dog days of summer. It might make sense of the time, but after washing your car during the hottest part of the day you may notice that it is somehow still covered in “splotches,” i.e. soapy deposits of water. This occurs because the water and soap evaporate before they can be appropriately dispelled. Your BMW rims and car body will be spot free if you simply wash everything down in non-extreme temperatures.

The next time you set out to wash your car, keep these tips in mind. You might be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. If nothing else, you get to tell your friends that you used hair conditioner on your car.

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