De-Bug Your Ride with These Clever Cleaning Tricks

May 30th, 2018 by

With all the excitement that warmer weather brings, there’s one thing you may not think about.


As spring hits full swing, your car hits bugs – and lots of them.

You may wonder what alien substance they have inside them because they can be tough to scrub off your vehicle.

Here are some tried and true ways to rid your car of dead bugs.

Cleaners from an auto center
There are a few different cleansers you can pick up at your local auto center that will make quick work of the crusty little critters on your car.

Mother’s Chrome Polish


Battery Cleaner

Always spot test any kind of cleanser that you want to use on your vehicle to make sure it doesn’t damage your finish.

After cleaning, a coat of wax will make the bugs easier to clean off the next time.

Supplies from your laundry room
It may surprise you to learn that you can use laundry stain removers to get rid of the bugs.

All you have to do is spray it on, let it sit for a few moments, then wash the car as you normally would.

The stain remover will loosen the bugs up so that they can be wiped away easily.

All-purpose cleanser
Simple Green is a popular product that’s used for many different purposes and it works like a charm on bugs.

Car dealers will sometimes dilute it and use it to wash the cars on their lots.

You’re probably familiar with the magic that is WD-40, but you probably never thought of using it to get dead bugs off your car.

It does leave behind a slight residue but it makes short work of those stuck on insects.

Glass cleaner and soap
A mixture of your favorite glass cleaner and mild dish soap will also work to remove the bugs from your car easily and with no damage to the finish.

De-bug your ride with ease
Choose whichever method sounds good to you and get cleaning. Your car will thank you.

When it’s time for a brand new or new-to-you vehicle, come see the folks at Serra Mazda for help!

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