Are You Using This Top Secret Dashboard Cleaner?

Updated: Apr. 26, 2023

Get your car's dashboard sparkling clean without any smelly chemicals or spending a single extra cent.

We spend a lot of money on our cars and a lot of time in them. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with car maintenance- hopefully without having to shell out a bunch of cash in the process. The good news is that you don’t have to, because the perfect polish for your car’s dashboard is already in your cupboard.

Why Oil Is the Best Dashboard Polish

A little oil from the kitchen will make your dashboard look as new as the day you drove it off the lot. Allstate Car Insurance and Elite Auto Repair suggest using olive oil but really any kind of oil will do, whether it’s olive, vegetable or coconut oil. Petroleum jelly is a favorite amongst car enthusiasts, according to the Polymer Science Learning Center.

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Why Use Oil?

Using oil eliminates the funky stench caused by chemical cleaners. It also saves you money when it comes to cleaning your car’s interiors. You can spend between $2 and $10 on a bottle of chemical-filled car interior cleaner. You can put that money back in your pocket since you likely already have some oil in the house.

Now you have one less plastic bottle taking up space in your home that will ultimately end up in the trash or at the recycling plant. So, using oil on your dashboard is good for your car, your wallet, and the environment!

How To Clean Your Dashboard With Oil

First, give your dash a quick dusting to remove any dirt, grime, or dust that’s built up over time. Then just apply a small amount on a clean, soft cloth and wipe down your dashboard. Test this out on a small unnoticeable area first to make sure that no discoloration occurs and that you’re pleased with the results. Natural oils will actively restore shine while conditioning the surface of your dashboard while also helping prevent cracking and fading caused by UV rays.