I am gaga for coconut oil as you all know. Well, I have taken this love affair to a whole new level! Instead of using the conventional products on our vehicles, I now turn to coconut oil to solve all kinds of little issues. Crazy right? Not really.
It might sound silly that there are so many ways to use coconut oil on a vehicle but trust me – once you go coconut oil, you don’t go back. It really does an amazing job on all things vehicle related. And so…
Check out the 30 ways to use coconut oil on cars, trucks, or any vehicle.
- Clean the sidewalls on tires
- Remove decals from windows and bumper
- Remove insects from front grill, bumpers, etc…
- Remove adhesive tape without damaging paint
- Remove sludge from the outside engine block
- Clean the grime from engines
- Remove brake dust from wheels
- Clean rims
- Shine tires
- Clean off marks from rubber surfaces
- Lubricate the key holes
- Remove tree sap
- Lubricate car antenna
- Clean antenna
- Clean buildup from wood trim
- Protect and condition vinyl surfaces
- Clean dashboard
- Repel dust from dashboard
- Lubricate child safety seat buckles
- Keep glove box lock working smoothly
- Remove gunk off steering wheel
- Remove road debris from license plate
- Remove vinyl bed-liner
- Remove leftover adhesive residue from tape that holds camper shells to vehicles
- Remove dog slobber from dashboard and seats
- Aid in broken key removal from lock
- Clean gunk from pistons
- Remove window tint
- Clean cup holders
- Lubricate car door hinges
And there you have it! 30 ways to use coconut oil on or in your vehicle!
Have you used it on your car? If so, share here!
*Photo credit goes to Denaldo.
I just used some coconut oil last night, to cook some bell peppers and onions to make fajitas. They were awesome! I will be using this more in cooking. I already use it in my beauty products, and when I make soap for the laundry.
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Can we use it for rusty areas
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Western Pacific Insurance says
Okay so it’s cool that coconut oil is so useful and can help you clean your car, but how much do you use for each of these tasks? I don’t want to end up using too much and risk damaging the car you know.
Johnny Shi says
I didn’t know that coconut oil had so many uses. I will have to try shining my tires with coconut oil. Recently I bought a new car and I want to take good care of it. This is helpful. Thanks for sharing.
Did it work ok.
Nice post. I visit this blog regularly and I like most posts that I read …I have to say, I never thought to use coconut oil on my car.
Tonya gross says
Do you mix the oil with something else or just use it straight? And can you use any version (cheapest)? We own detail shop and would like to implement this!
Hi there! I just used it straight and yes, you don’t need fancy oil for this. Keep it cheap! 😉
I live in Alaska…..I put coconut oil on the trim/rubber so that the car doors don’t freeze shut.
Used it on the plastic and rubber on my jet skis. It cleans, protects, and repels water. Gives it a new appearance and awesome shine. Buff off any excess and good to go. Way cheaper and probably much better for plastic and vinyl than any automotive products bought at a big box store.
Awesome use!!! Thanks for sharing!
Naturally Beautiful says
Interesting concept. I knew coconut oil was like the miracle substance.. but this is really cool.. clean the engine with it.. i should try.. thanks for the ideas.
You are welcome!
Can u use coconut oil to polish quartz rock crystals using a dremel?
You sure can!!!
What about for battery terminals?
This could certainly work! I would clean it with club soda first and then apply a layer of coconut oil. The only downside to coconut oil (versus Vaseline) is that it isn’t quite the same thickness so you may need to reapply more often.