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How to Create the Best DIY Car Cleaners

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How to Create the Best DIY Car Cleaners

Keep your car windows sparkling with this simple yet effective DIY glass cleaner. Say goodbye to expensive store-bought cleaning products. These homemade cleaners work just as well to remove dirt, grime, and smudging.

Ingredients for Homemade Car Window Cleaner

  1. 1 cup distilled water
  2. 2 Tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  3. 1 cup isopropyl alcohol
  4. Plastic spray bottle

Steps to Prepare Your Homemade Windshield Cleaner

Gather Ingredients

Assemble one cup of distilled water, two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, one cup of isopropyl alcohol, and a plastic spray bottle.

Create Your Cleaning Solution

Add water to the spray bottle, followed by isopropyl alcohol, and then distilled white vinegar. Shake the bottle to mix the ingredients thoroughly.


Spray the DIY glass cleaner on windows, windshields, and mirrors.

Tip: Keep a spray bottle in your car for quick touch-ups after grocery runs or overnight parking.

Wipe Clean

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the windows for a streak-free finish. Do not use paper towels when deep-cleaning your glass surfaces to avoid streaks and tiny scratches. You can even dab your microfiber cloth with drops of essential oils for a pleasant lingering scent.

Someone is wiping their car's windshield with a microfiber cloth

DIY Interior Car Cleaner Tips

In addition to the best homemade car window cleaner, explore these DIY car interior cleaner tips to maintain your vehicle in top-notch condition:

  • Old Toothbrush for Interior Detailing: Reach dirt between seats or on your dashboard with an old toothbrush for a polished look.
  • Toothpaste Headlight Restoration: Spread toothpaste on the headlights, let it sit, and rinse for a grime-free result.
  • Conditioner with Lanolin for Exterior Shine: Use conditioner with Lanolin to wipe the exterior for a shiny finish.

Tip: Avoid liquid dish soap on your leather or plastic surfaces as it is too harsh and can cause damage. Instead, mix ¼ cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda with liquid dish soap and hot water to create a cleaning solution for floor mats and cloth upholstery.

Hopefully, these homemade car cleaner interior tips work for you! With simple steps and everyday items you have around the house, your car will shine in no time.

Handling Chicago Weather Challenges

Chicago’s unpredictable weather can impact your car’s cleanliness. These homemade glass cleaners and interior cleaners offer quick and effective solutions. If your vehicle needs window or windshield replacement, Frank’s Auto Glass has a vast inventory of new and used items to keep your car in prime condition.

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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