Drivers told to never use beer to clean their car as social media tip rubbished

Drivers have been urged to never use beer and baking soda to clean their car despite claims from social media influencers. 

Videos have shown supposed specialists using beer to get rid of oil stains despite the potential risks. 

According to experts at Quotezone, this is false with the combination likely to cause further issues.

The comparison site suggested soda was an “abrasive” solution meaning motorists could actually lead to more damage. 

The group said: “Social media users claim the combination of beer and soda is a great solution for getting rid of oil stains. 

“However, beer is not an effective cleaner, and the abrasive nature of baking soda poses a risk of causing additional damage to the vehicle. 

“The combination could also leave behind a sticky residue, adding to the cleaning troubles rather than alleviating them.”

YouTube channel ‘Jobscartips’ showed an owner pouring beer over his front grille and headlights.

However, this was preceded by a big red cross suggesting road users should not be following the method. 

Seconds later, they showed off the correct method of simply applying soap and water to leave a car looking spotless in seconds.

Greg Wilson, CEO of Quotezone suggested that following social media videos could dramatically backfire. 

Instead, he urged road users to use the correct cleaning methods at all times to avoid “additional damages”

He commented: “While the viral car cleaning hacks may appear tempting for quick fixes, some of them can lead to unwanted consequences, causing lasting damage to your vehicle.

“It’s important to remember that these social media videos are often not made by experts and they may not be aware that their seemingly helpful hacks can cause more harm than good.

“It’s important to prioritise the health and longevity of your car by relying on proven, manufacturer-approved methods and specialist cleaning products.

“By using the correct products you can avoid any additional damages, which could end up costing you less in the long run.”

Quotezone has also urged motorists to avoid other car cleaning hacks including rubbing toothpaste over the car headlights. 

Applying vinegar and baking soda to a car was also frowned upon by experts while using olive oil, shaving gel, coconut oil and dish soap was also not recommended.

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