lynsey crombie@Lynsey_queenofclean) may be best known as TV’s cleaning queen, regularly sharing her home cleaning tips on ITV’s This Morning, as well as an audience of 287k followers on her Instagram. However, the home hygiene guru also has some tips and tricks to help motorists make sure their vehicles are in top condition.
When it comes to cars, windshields and windows can take the brunt of a long drive, resulting in marks, smudges, and splattered bugs.
As winter weather approaches, adverse conditions may mean your car needs washing more frequently than during the dry, humid days of summer.
While it may be tempting to wait for a sunny day to give your engine a good cleaning, Lynsey says this might not be the best time to tackle the windows.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, he explained: “You have to clean the windows last and make sure the sun doesn’t shine on them, otherwise you’re gone.
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The cleaning expert also advises motorists to pay attention to their windshield wipers, as they are “often forgotten about,” along with the space under the car’s bumper.
She said: “Plan before you start to cover all areas or if you’re cleaning the car with someone else, decide who’s doing what.”
Regular cleaning of your windshield wipers is essential as it can improve their ability to remove rain, sleet and snow.
Start by pulling back on the wiper arms and lock them into position.
Most windshield wipers should stay up on their own, but you can hold them in place while you wipe if they don’t.
Halfords experts recommend using hot soapy water and an old rag to clean the wiper blade and mechanism.
If you have access to it, full-strength windshield washer fluid is also an effective cleaner.
They added: “It is essential to remove any soap residue that may be left behind before using the cloths, so give them a final swipe with surgical spirit.”
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