Brits warned over dangerous car cleaning 'hack' that could put your life at risk – don't do it | The Sun

DRIVERS have been warned over a dangerous car cleaning 'hack' that could put their life at risk.

Many motorists have been hunting for TikTok cost-cutting hacks to keep their motor sparkling on a budget.

Handily, experts at Moneybarn have warned that many cleaning tips on social media sites are “relatively harmless”, but some advice could come back to bite road users.

They say some tips "could potentially be dangerous" to drivers and have urged users to take precautions.

Shockingly, a few TikTok users recommend using olive oil to make your dashboard shiny.

This may sound like a great idea, but if you don't wipe off all the oil, it will be slippery and could potentially be dangerous.


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Experts say that if the oil gets on the wheel, your hand could slip and cause an accident.

Drivers should always be cautious when trying out something different to clean their interiors.

If you are using a new product like carpet cleaner, vinegar or baking soda, you should always test it on small, out-of-sight areas first.

Car experts have shared safe tips to clean your car.

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They say that using an old toothbrush can help to get into all the hidden crevices.

Another tip is mixing washing powder and water to create a super paste perfect for shining up hubcaps.

Shaving foam can also help prevent windscreens from steaming up while rubbing alcohol can be used to stop water from smearing.

Car experts from Moneybarn said: "There are loads of interior cleaning hacks you can find on TikTok, such as using a squeegee to remove pet hair and putting silicone cupcake moulds in your cup holder."

"Whilst some are relatively harmless, there are also ones that can cause more harm than good.

"For example, plenty of TikTokers recommend using olive oil to make your dashboard shiny.

"Whilst this may seem like a good idea in theory, if you don’t wipe off all the oil, it will be slippery and could be dangerous."

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