Green Clean Your Ride

Washing a car with enviornmentally friendly cleanersDon’t you love the sight of your ride sparkling in the sun after a thorough car cleaning? You can protect the planet while you wash your car, motorcycle or RV, and enjoy an even prettier picture. Here’s how.

Clean Naturally

Instead of using toxic chemical cleaners when washing the outside of your car or motorcycle, make your own natural alternative with half a box of baking soda and a bucket of water. For windows, mix half a cup of white vinegar with two cups of water in a spray bottle.

Conserve Water

Skip the hose. Using just a single bucket of water for washing and refilling it to rinse can save up to 100 gallons of water every time you clean your car or RV. If you can’t resist the hose, attach a nozzle to waste less water.

Smell Sweet

For the interior, use baking soda as a natural carpet deodorizer. You can also place organic dryer sheets under car seats. For an extra aromatic boost, apply a small dab of your favorite essential oil in the corners of your dash. When the oil warms up, it releases a fresh, calming scent.

Oil up

Protect your interior with a few drops of olive oil. Rub it on your dashboard and other interior plastics to keep them supple. If you have leather seats, use linseed oil, a natural cleaner and protectant.

Another important way to take care of your car: by protecting it with the right car insurance. Get a quote from GEICO today and see how affordable great coverage can be.

By Heather Li

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  1. Rhodesia says

    Thank you for the olive oil suggestion to lubricate dry plastic dashboard interior areas, and the dryer sheet information. Have a great day.

  2. Buddy 5 Gould says

    If its warm outsife washing my truck in the rain is a great way to conserve water and actually do less work, if ya don’t mind getting a little wet in the process.