Car sprays have become a necessary and valuable part of every tool kit.
Be it professional or DIY repairs, car sprays are often the solution to the problem or a at least a big help.
In this article, we’ll show you a list of car sprays that you should have and that is perhaps the most common.
Besides this, you have a YouTube video at the end of the article that you can also watch on our YouTube channel.
DISCLAIMER FOR BRANDS
This video has no intentions of advertising any brand that you’ll see in this video nor is it sponsored in any way.
All of these products are bought by myself at the local car part shops and shopping malls and I use them on a regular basis when working around the car.
The list comes from experience.
10 CAR SPRAYS YOU SHOULD HAVE IN THE HOUSEHOLD
1. WD 40 SPRAY
Of course, in the first place is the almighty WD 40 spray.
This car spray is known and used worldwide. If you didn’t know WD-40 stands for water displacement 40th formula.
If you see a rusty screw, nut, or bolt, this is the first spray to use.
Besides this, it’s also used for other purposes like lubricating or cleaning.
Sometimes it’s even used for more unusual jobs like cleaning the wiper blades.
We’ve made a separate article on this topic, so if you’re wiper blades chatter and screech all the time, click here to see a possible solution.
2. WD 40 WHITE LITHIUM GREASE
Besides the classic WD 40 spray, one more product you must have is the WD 40 lithium grease.
It’s used specifically for lubricating. Besides that, it leaves a protective barrier that will protect parts from future rust and damage.
It’s good for gears, sprockets, hinges, and other parts for whom proper functioning depends on good lubrication.
3. CONTACT SPRAY
When you have a rusty and filthy electrical contact, using a contact spray is the way to go.
It will both clean the connector from grit and grease but also leave the connections squeaky clean.
Lots of people use WD-40 for this (and this isn’t a problem) but it leaves a thin greasy film, unlike the contact spray.
4. SILICONE SPRAY
Silicone spray is a lubricating spray that has many purposes.
With it, you can, for instance, solve the problem of squeaky doors on your car.
You can prevent the doors from freezing shut in the winter season and the list goes on.
It’s most effective on rubber and plastic surfaces.
In most cases, these sprays have almost no odor, are transparent, and aren’t messy to work with making them even more practical to use.
5. SPRAY PAINT
A can of spray paint will come in handy for sure sooner or later.
Mostly for fixing various scratches, chips on the paint, or fixing curb rashes on the hubcaps for instance.
It’s best to have a can of spray paint that has the same or similar color as your car.
This way you’ll be able to fix those small repairs on your own and most importantly do them right away to avoid the possibility of rust showing up.
If you want to read more about fixing car scratches, click here to see the article.
6. WINDOW CLEANER
If you want to keep your windows clean and without those wretched streaks and smudges, you’ll have to have a window cleaner.
Even the cheapest household ones will do just fine but there are others that are made specifically for this job.
In most cases, they have formulas that remove dirt and grease much easier and you perhaps don’t have to rub that much to remove the mentioned streaks.
7. COCKPIT SPRAY
This spray is not that necessary, but if the plastic in the interior of your car is shabby and worn out, it may give it some new shine.
This is one of the reasons that it is so popular, especially among owners of older cars.
In a matter of minutes, you can restore the look of the interior and make the plastic surfaces look much nicer.
Also, the spray is made in such a way that it repeels dust for some time. It comes in a variety of scents, so you can choose the one you like best.
For more information on cockpit sprays and how you can use them on your car interior, click here.
8. CARBURETOR CLEANER
Although carburetors are almost extinct, except on much older cars, you can still use these cleaners for other parts.
These sprays are extremely effective against grit, grease, and other filth. Also, if the situation allows it, you can clean lots of parts without taking them off.
For instance, you can successfully clean the throttle body, we’ve written an article dedicated specifically to this topic.
Click here if you want to see it.
9. AIR CONDITIONING CLEANER
A/C cleaner spray is a good DIY remedy for cleaning and disinfecting your car’s climate system.
These sprays are affordable and pretty easy to apply.
You can use them almost every year to have a fresh and more importantly healthier environment in your car.
10. SPRAY FOR CLEANING SENSORS
There are various types of sprays all depending on what kind of sensors you want to clean.
The basic principle is the same, the spray formula cleans the filth that gathers on the sensor over time and revives its functions.
Often, it can fix the whole problem with the sensor saving you some time and money on repairs.
On this part, I would recommend using sprays made exactly for that type of sensor in order to avoid causing damage because some sprays may be more aggressive.
Of course, besides these, there are numerous other sprays that are equally important and come in handy.
Every one of them is made with a certain purpose and you should buy them according to your needs.
When you see a useful spray, I would recommend buying it even if you don’t need it right away. It may come in handy in future repairs.
Most of these sprays are very affordable, easy to find, and easy to use. As mentioned, in some situations they may be a lifesaver or even save you some serious money.
Written by: Sibin Spasojevic
Former car technician, life-long car and DIY enthusiast, author for Despairrepair.com
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