Seven Unconventional Yet Effective Hacks to Clean Your Kia Forte
The Kia Forte comes in three body styles that cater to different driving needs: a sedan, a four-door hatchback, and a two-door coupe. Car reviewers and enthusiasts believe this economy car can match its bigger and more expensive counterparts. If that sounds impossible to you, then maybe you will also find it quite unbelievable that non-automotive products you commonly use in your day-to-day activities can clean just as effectively as the ones being sold in the market. But they do! These unlikely products for cleaning your Forte can be great temporary alternatives for when you suddenly run out of that trusty car cleaning products of yours, and you have no time or are too lazy to buy the products you are actually using. Read on to find out.
- Use an old clean pair of panty hose to keep your headlights polished.
Try using your wife's or sister's old panty hose to apply window cleaner on the lens of your headlights and see how it will transform from hazy to shiny.
- Clean your windshield with this unlikely substitute.
No more windshield washing fluid? No problem! Again, you can ask your wife or sister to hand you a couple of feminine maxi-pads. Rub the non-sticky side briskly on the windshield and see how it becomes shiny after some wipes.
- Wash your Forte with a hair conditioner that has lanolin.
Lanolin is an ingredient known for its protective properties. Why not take advantage of it for your beloved car? When washing your car, use a hair conditioner that contains lanolin. The outcome? A freshly waxed look for your car that can be also water resistant.
- Make a DIY windshield washer fluid.
All you need are three cups of vodka, two teaspoons of mild detergent, and four cups of water. Mix them all in a container, place the cap, and shake the mixture well. Pour the mixture into the windshield washer reservoir.
- Fizz those grimes away with cola.
Did you know that blotches, streaks, and grime deposits can be removed from your windshield by just pouring cola over its surface? The dirt can be fizzed away by the bubbles in the cola. Do not forget to put an absorbent towel at the bottom of the windshield to keep the cola from reaching the hood. Wash the windshield with clean water to get rid of the sticky cola. If you don't, the windshield will only catch more dust and dirt.
- Keep your windshield wiper blades clean with this simple homemade solution.
Dirty windshield wiper blades can streak the windshield instead of doing its actual job of keeping the surface clear and clean. To clean the blades, raise them slowly and rub both sides with a soft cloth soaked in a solution of a quarter cup ammonia and one quart cold water. Before putting the blades back into place, wipe them with a dry cloth.
- Clean your windows and windshield with baby wipes.
Got some baby wipes in your glove compartment? Great! You can easily clean your windows and windshield with this mild cleaner.