CLEANING up at the polls may look easy for Boris Johnson – but it’s a different story when it comes to his car, as we revealed yesterday.

So we’ve put together some hacks to help the wannabe Prime Minister spruce up his topsy-turvy Toyota.

 Boris Johnson has proven himself to be a mucky motorist as snaps from the back seat of his Toyota show piles of litter everywhere

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Boris Johnson has proven himself to be a mucky motorist as snaps from the back seat of his Toyota show piles of litter everywhereCredit: Dan Charity – The Sun
 Boris' ride comes complete with discarded clothes, old coffee cups, empty cheese cracker boxes and mud-smeared seats

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Boris’ ride comes complete with discarded clothes, old coffee cups, empty cheese cracker boxes and mud-smeared seatsCredit: Jon Bond – The Sun
 To help him out, we've put together some savvy car cleaning tricks

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To help him out, we’ve put together some savvy car cleaning tricksCredit: AFP or licensors

And if YOUR messy motor is driving you mad, they’ll work equally well for you.

There’s no need to fork out a fortune – just by using common kitchen and bathroom products your banger will no longer be trash.

Here are Grant Rollings’ tips so your vehicle isn’t a, er, tip.

 Put a cupcake liner in your cupholders and easily swap them out once they've collected all the muck

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Put a cupcake liner in your cupholders and easily swap them out once they’ve collected all the muckCredit: Getty
  1. Keeping cupholders clear of dust, sticky juice and crumbs is a piece of cake with cupcake liners. They fit perfectly and are simple to lift out and replace when they get mucky.
 Don't throw away your plastic containers - use them as temporary bins for your car

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Don’t throw away your plastic containers – use them as temporary bins for your carCredit: Getty

2. Recycle plastic containers by using them as a temporary bin so your motor doesn’t get messy in the first place.

 To remove pesky pet hair spray the seats with water and run a squeegee over them

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To remove pesky pet hair spray the seats with water and run a squeegee over themCredit: Getty

3. Dogged by pet hair? Removing it can be trickier than ousting a prime minister, but a neat hack is to use a spray bottle containing water. Mist the seat — don’t soak it — then run a squeegee over it

 Damp toothbrushes are great for getting into those fiddly nooks and crannies

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Damp toothbrushes are great for getting into those fiddly nooks and cranniesCredit: Getty

4. Cleaning your car’s crevices can be infuriating. So wrap a cloth around a small screwdriver and use this to poke the dirt out of those fiddly nooks and crannies. A damp toothbrush does the trick too, while old make-up brushes are great for clearing clogged air vents.

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 Clean your window panes with a mixture of vinegar and water, plus some washing-up liquid if they're really grubby

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Clean your window panes with a mixture of vinegar and water, plus some washing-up liquid if they’re really grubbyCredit: Getty

5. Panes can be a pain when they’re not pristine so get those car windows sparkling by cleaning with a mixture of vinegar and water, plus a little washing-up liquid if really grubby.

 If they're still not pristine, try using surgical spirit

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If they’re still not pristine, try using surgical spiritCredit: Getty

6. And sort those smearing windscreen wipers by cleaning them with surgical spirit. If that doesn’t work, new wipers might be needed.

7. Hair conditioner containing lanolin makes your locks shine — and it can do the same for your motor. After washing your car, just add it to the rinse water then buff.

8. Head for the olive oil to get a dashing dashboard. Rubbing in a small amount helps retain moisture and reduces the risk of cracking.

 If you're struggling to scrub out melted crayons, run an iron over wax paper and see it lift off

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If you’re struggling to scrub out melted crayons, run an iron over wax paper and see it lift offCredit: Getty

9. If your children’s crayons have melted on the back seat, put wax paper on the mess then run an iron over it to gradually lift it off.

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 The classic cleaning hack of baking soda mixed with vinegar targets tough spots on your upholstery

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The classic cleaning hack of baking soda mixed with vinegar targets tough spots on your upholsteryCredit: Getty

10. Another way to keep your seats sweet is to mix white vinegar with baking soda into a paste and rub it into your upholstery with an old toothbrush. Once dry, vacuum up any residue.

 Make your own air freshener by mixing your favourite essential oils with baking soda

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Make your own air freshener by mixing your favourite essential oils with baking sodaCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

11. Enjoy the sweet smell of victory in the war against whiffs with a home-made air freshener. Mix baking soda with your favourite essential oils, place in an old jam jar and poke holes in its lid, then pop it in one of your cup holders.

 Don't fret about not being able to get rid of old stickers - soak them in lubricating oil and they should come right off

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Don’t fret about not being able to get rid of old stickers – soak them in lubricating oil and they should come right offCredit: Alamy

12. Stick it to tatty old bumper stickers with WD-40 lubricating oil. Spray on and let it soak. While it is damp you should be able to rip off the sticker in one go without leaving glue stains behind.

Calling all mucky motors

IS your motor muckier than Boris Johnson’s? Have you got a filthy Fiat or a messy Merc?

If so, send us photos to dirtycars@the-sun.co.uk along with your contact details.

The winner will receive a top-to-tailpipe clean.

 

Conservative Leader candidate Boris Johnson discusses the guarantee of leaving the EU on October the 31st during TV debate







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