Tips For Maintaining Car Cleanliness For The Lazy Owner

We all get lazy on occasion; there’s no shame in it. Maintaining cleanliness with your car can be time-consuming. It doesn’t have to be, though. Here’s a few tips for keeping your car clean without too much hassle:





Keep food out:

Don’t eat in your car. While this may be an inconvenience for those on a time crunch, it’s a great excuse to sit back and enjoy your meals in more agreeable settings. You don’t want to have to spend time picking up trash later.

Wax every now and then:

This requires some effort; however, waxing keeps your car looking shiny and new and lessens the need for frequent washes later. 

Rap shoes on ground before entering your vehicle:

Knock your shoes against the ground a few times to get all the dirt off. You don’t want it building up inside your car. Vacuuming the floors can be time-consuming.

Have a trash bag handy:

Keep on top of messes. Leave a trash bag in your car so that trash isn’t dispersed around for more cleanup later.

Store car in a garage:

If you leave your car outside, especially under foliage, a lot of excess dirt is going to build up on its exterior. The goal is to reduce the necessary washing as much as possible. Your garage will also protect your vehicle from would-be “dent-and-runners”.

Get a washing routine down:

Set aside time every 2-3 weeks to take your car to a car wash. This is the quick and easy way; you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. If you want to save some cash, you can hand-wash your car. This takes a little effort, but can be quite cathartic. Get your routine down so that it takes as little time as possible.


With these tricks in mind, keeping your car clean will barely seem like a hassle. Here at German Performance, we offer a host of auto-related services. For more information, give us a call at (805) 466-3236.