How to Clean Cigarette Lighter In The Car

Dirt build-up might interfere with the functionality of your cigarette lighter. It can be quite a nuisance when you looking to charge your phone battery or just an old fashion smoke break and the outlet is not working properly.

The cigarette lighter is used to power-up a lot of automotive power accessories. However, the problem is many of us tend to neglect to take care of and clean this part of the car.  Proper maintenance of the cigarette lighter outlet can avoid inconvenience and costly repairs.

How to Clean a Cigarette Lighter In The Car

While baking soda and white vinegar are effective for household cleaning and disinfecting, it can also help with the cleaning of the cigarette lighter in your car.  Both of these ingredients are natural, safe, practical and easy to use.

Things You’ll Need:

  1. Baking Soda
  2. White Vinegar
  3. Water

Weekly Maintenance:

  1. Power Off the vehicle
  2. With the car safely turned off, sprinkle baking soda in the pockets of the outlet.
  3. Using cotton soaked lightly with white vinegar and apply to the outlet for 10 minutes
  4. With a damp-watered cloth, wipe the pockets of the outlet until all residue is removed.
  5. Repeat several times if residue remains.
  6. Use a protective dust cover

Helpful Tip!

Now that your car’s cigarette lighter is clean and useful, it’s helpful to know how to maintain it monthly.

For monthly car cigarette lighter maintenance, clean the inside with a watered-damp cloth to prevent the build-up of dirt and grime. If you fail to keep up with the maintenance, you can create dirt build-up that may cause damages to your outlet.