Quick Fix: How to Clean Your Car’s Dashboard With a Coffee Filter and Olive Oil
Keeping your car clean inside and out is a regular task. But you don’t have to buy expensive cleaning products to maintain the interior. Here’s an easy way to get your car’s dashboard clean with common household items.
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Grab a coffee filter and a bottle of olive oil, BobVila.com recommends.
Step 2: Do a Spot Test
Select an inconspicuous place on your dashboard to do a spot test, Pedals and Pumps suggests. This will help determine if any discoloration may appear.
Step 3: Apply Olive Oil to the Coffee Filter
Apply a few drops of olive oil to the coffee filter. You may want to use an eyedropper to control the amount of oil you apply. You can add more olive oil to the coffee filter as needed.
Step 4: Wipe Away
Wipe until dust and dirt are removed! You can also use this method on pleather or leather seats and armrests, says BobVila.com. (Be sure to do a spot test first, though.) However, TLC.com advises that you avoid getting the olive oil on the steering wheel. Finally, consider making your own air freshener as a finishing touch for your clean car.
[On-Screen Text]: Clean Your Dashboard With a Coffee Filter and Olive Oil
Shot of the dashboard of a car. The dashboard is dirty and dusty.
[On-Screen Text]: Dirty dashboard? Try this!
Hand holds up a coffee filter.
[On-Screen Text]: Coffee filter
Hand holds up a bottle of olive oil.
[On-Screen Text]: Olive oil
Hand opens the bottle of olive oil, and uses a dropper to pull some oil into the dropper. The hand adds 3 drops of oil to the coffee filter.
[On-Screen Text]: Apply a few drops.
Scene moves to inside of the car.
[On-Screen Text]: Tip: Do a spot test on the dashboard to make sure it does not cause discoloration.
Inside the car, the hand uses the coffee filter to wipe off dust and polish the dashboard. The clean dashboard sparkles!
[On-Screen Text]: Wipe!