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5 Bizarre Car Cleaning Products

Tried and true, these household items can be used to clean your car (and home).

Peanut Butter

All you need to remove the tar splatters in a jiffy is a jar of peanut butter. Rub a glob of peanut butter on the spot and wipe it off with an old rag.

Coconut Oil

Rub coconut oil into your car’s dashboard, rubber seals, leather seats, grill, and license plate to clean and polish. It’s also good for removing old bumper stickers and registration tags. As a bonus, if using unrefined oil, the car may smell like the islands for a day or two.

Coconut Oil Fixes Everything.Rub it on your car.Rub it on your relationship.Rub it on your bank account.


In addition to slicking your hair back, you can also use hairspray to lift ink pen stains out of your carpeting and upholstery. Simply soak the stain lightly with hairspray, wait for the stain to fade, and then rinse with cool water.


Mix together equal parts white vinegar and water. Spray it on your wheels and work it in with a sponge or cleaning rag. Give it a few minutes to go to work on all that break dust and other grime.

Baking Soda 

Mix baking soda and water together to form a paste. Work the tires with a scrub brush. Let it sit for several minutes, then rinse it off. And just like your refrigerator, baking soda is great at removing smells from your car, too!


The Do’s & Don’ts of Test Driving

Do your homework.

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Learn about all the options. How many miles per gallon does this baby get? What comes standard? How much is the upgrade?

Do inspect the interior.

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Open and close the windows. Turn on the heater and the A/C. Where are the wipers? Move the seats around. Get really comfortable with everything you’ll touch everyday. Find the parking brake.

Do try a range of roads. 

drivingTake it on the city streets, and open her up on the country roads.

Do test the brakes. 

brakesHit them like you mean it!

Don’t rush your test drive.


Every test drive could lead to a potential big financial decision. Don’t skip the test drive! We see people try to skip it all the time. Drive the vehicle for a bit.

Don’t test drive 80 cars.


You’ll start forgetting what you liked or didn’t like, and it makes the decision so much more difficult. Come with a few in mind that you really researched online first, and drive those.

Don’t forget to ask questions. 

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We do this every single day. Sometimes we make the mistake of going over things too fast or skipping something we figured you knew. We want you to feel 100% confident in your choice. So ask us 100 questions. We want to take our time with you.