Smart and inexpensive gadgets to clean and maintain your car on your own


  • Proper maintenance for your car can keep it looking good, smelling fresh and actually increase its life, saving you from large bills of part replacement. If a car is not maintained well, or if you ignore oil replacement or a certain unusual noise, the problem can accentuate into something bigger amounting to a prolonged visit to the workshop. There are minimalistic things you can do for the upkeep of your car using equipment that is easy to buy and easy to use.

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  • High pressure water cleaner: Keeping the exterior of your car clean is not just to make it look nicer. Who wants to drive around in a dirty car? Proper car cleaning can prevent damage to the paint and rusting, especially on the wheel arches that tend to accumulate dirt. High pressure water cleaners are easily available on online shopping portals. (Image: petrolpressurewashers)

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  • Car ventilators: We featured this product once before when we spoke of ways to keep your car cool in summer. Read here: Here’s how you can keep your car cool this summer with these tips Besides that, the ventilator can keep moisture out of your car, replacing the cabin with fresh air. It is solar powered, hence there is no hassle of changing batteries. (Image: Amazon)

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  • Wipers with water spray: If there is no time to wash the car, you may just want to clean the windscreen and the windows. A convenient product is easily available in the market that has a water spray and a wiper integrated into one. (Image: aliexpress)

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  • Vacuum cleaning: There are small vacuum cleaners that can be powered by the car's power socket. You could get to dirt at spots that are difficult to get to with a duster or a brush. (Image: Snapdeal)

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  • Car cleaning kit: Using detergent from the bathroom to wash your car may sound like a convenient idea, however you must invest in a good car cleaning kit, which would come with a car shampoo, a tyre dresser, a dashboard dresser, liquid wax and microfibre clothes. These products are designated car cleaning agents and will do a much better job than regular detergents. (Image: small stuff counts)

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  • Wiper fluid: Checking fluid levels in your car is important. You should check the level of engine oil or check if it has gone murky from time to time. Once a car is no longer new, we usually tend to forget adding windscreen cleaner to the water in the wiper fluid. Add some cleaner to the water for a spanking clean windscreen. (Image: poison control)

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