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How to Clean Your Car with OxiClean

We most often think of OxiClean for our laundry stain removal needs but OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover is more than just for removing dirt, grass stains, and spaghetti sauce from your laundry.  It certainly can be added to every load for better stain removal, brighter colors, and whiter whites. OxiClean can be used to clean up after your pets or remove juice stains on carpet or clean hard surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom. OxiClean is also a great car upholstery cleaner so learn how to clean your car with Oxiclean.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OxiClean. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. Read my tips below for cleaning the car with OxiClean.

How to Clean Your Car with OxiClean versatile stain remover

Clean Your Car with OxiClean

Cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

I used it to clean the interior of our car. Our vehicle’s upholstery is very light and I’ve been meaning to clean it for a while now.

Cleaning soft surfaces with OxiClean:

  • 16 ozs of hot water
  • Scoop of Oxiclean up to the #2 mark
  • Stir to dissolve powder
Mixing Oxiclean powder with water to clean the Car upholstery with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

Be honest, this isn’t our favorite car ever and we kind of had a “whatever” attitude about it but I really do believe in taking care of what you have.  Also, I know I put the job off, feeling skeptical about how well it would clean up.

I didn’t want to waste my time if it wasn’t going to look any better afterward anyway. This is a bit embarrassing – it’s disgustingly dirty. Makes for good “before” photos! 100% real, that’s for sure.

dirty car upholstery and how to clean the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

That doesn’t look so bad huh? I thought it would look worse too. Let’s take a closer look:

Dirty car sets and floor - Cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

Oh, that’s bad! Remember, I said disgustingly, embarrassingly, dirty!

Steps to clean your car with OxiClean:

  1. Clean rag and bucket of OxiClean solution.
  2. Apply solution to saturate the stain. Allow to stand 1-5 minutes.
  3. Blot until stain is removed and rinse with clean water and blot until dry – or I used my stain remover machine to rinse, brush and then suction up the solution.
How to Clean Your Car with OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
How to Clean Your Car with OxiClean

How did it do?  Excellent! Amazing! It’s very clean and I’m impressed! It was as easy as the process can be and I didn’t have to reapply the stain remover or scrub, scrub, scrub.

I could practically see the stains and dirt removing after I applied the solution to the seat. OxiClean makes a wonderful car seat cleaner.

Clean car upholstery and carpet by cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
Very clean car upholstery - Cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

So much better, we will enjoy our car again!

Spring cleaning the car with Cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

About OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover
Cleaning the Car with #OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover

OxiClean is a chlorine-free and color-safe, oxygen-based stain fighter designed for maximum strength stain removal in your laundry and around your home. OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover has the most stain-fighting oxygen power of any OxiClean product.

Activated by water, its unique ingredients go to work unleashing bubbling oxygen power for safe, effective cleaning and stain removal. In the wash, it enhances your wash water pH to improve your detergent’s cleaning ability and also contains special ingredients to help rinse soils away.

I could totally see this happening right before my eyes as I was cleaning the car upholstery! Find OxiClean online

More Cleaning Tips

Joe Southard

Tuesday 13th of July 2021

I was given oxi clean spray to clean my car seat what is best way to use it? I have sprayed it on and scrubbed it with the brush that cam with it but did not clean it up like the pics


Tuesday 13th of July 2021

@Joe Southard, I haven't tried a spray with a brush, but I imagine your car seats may need a deeper cleaning with more water.

Car Tailing

Thursday 5th of December 2019

Hi Stacy, the idea to have the stain removed from things that cannot be thrown in the wash is a lifesaver! Thank you for the tips and idea of how to care for your car, with children a ton of stains could be made or even work stuff can cause stubborn stains. What are the products you used usually? All the best!


Friday 27th of February 2015

What is the stain remover machine that your using? I'm interested in purchasing one!


Tuesday 19th of May 2015

I used a Bissel Little Green


Saturday 20th of September 2014

Did it today. After putting on with clean rag I went over with clean water rag and used shop vac to get out some water. It cleaned the seats but some stains are reappearing. I plan to do just the stains again. It took me several hours to do by hand and then I read to avoid prolonged contact with skin. No problem so far but if doing by grab a pair of gloves.


Sunday 12th of October 2014

Yes! Wear gloves!

Mariam alma

Monday 8th of September 2014

Thank you very, this helped me alot