How to Clean Car Keys in 5 Minutes

We clean our cars regularly but forget to clean some important parts. The car key is one of them. We touch most car keys every day, the keys are dirty and infected by various germs. So it is very important to clean the key while cleaning the car dashboard, car seat, rim, seat belt, tire, seat cover.

One day I went for a drive with my friend James Millie’s car but his car key was dirty. I was very embarrassed to see that. I asked my friend why don’t clean the car key. James Millie said he found it very difficult and time-consuming to clean car keys.

I was surprised to hear because I could easily clean my car keys in no time. I guess a lot of people like James Millie don’t know the right way to clean car keys. So it seems very difficult for them to clear the key.

This is why I have discussed in detail in this article How to Clean Car Keys in 5 minutes or Less. You will be surprised to know the method I have described here. Because you could never have imagined that it would be so easy and in such a short time to clean the key. So let’s get started.

How to Clean Car Keys

We need to collect some necessary materials before starting the car key cleaning activities. Here is a list of the materials you will need. With the help of this tool, you can easily clean the key.

  • Multipurpose cleaning spray
  • White vinegar
  • A microfiber cloth
  • A bucket
  • A small scrubbing brush

You will be happy to know that these materials are quite cheap. These may even be scattered inside your home.

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1. Remove the key holder and disinfect

Remove the plastic fob from your car keys or any sensitive paint or coating on the car keys. And if these are not removed, then the sensitive electronics inside are likely to be damaged.

This time, take a cleaner that contains 50% alcohol. And spray it on the key. Many people make a fatal mistake at this stage. That is, the key begins to delete as soon as the spray. You never do that.

Wait 30 seconds or 1 minute after spraying, then wipe the surfaces with a towel or microfiber cloth with a disinfectant wipe.

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2. Remove and disinfect the key accessory

You need to clean the things attached to the key holder in the same way as per the above rules. First, spray with alcohol disinfectant and after 30 seconds or 1 minute remove with a microfiber cloth.

But if they are made of fabric and something else, it would be better to clean them with laundry.

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3. Clean any key very easily

All the keys are inside a case. First, you need to separate the keys from there.

Then take a bucket and take some warm water in it. This time add white vinegar to the water. Put the keys in the bucket and soak for 2 minutes.

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This time remove the keys from the bucket and scrub well with a small scrubbing brush.

Once scrubbed, dry the keys. After drying, wipe well with a microfiber cloth.

How do you clean dirty car keys?

You can easily clean dirty car keys using Multi-Purpose Spray. You’ll be happy to know that it works for a long time.

Is it dangerous to sanitize car keys?

Not at all. Regular sanitation is very important to keep car keys sterile and clean. Not only car keys but also car dashboard, seat cover, car seat, seat belt, wheel, bearing, the rim should be sanitized every few days. It keeps the car safe and looks good to many.

How do you remove stains from Keys?

1. First fill a bucket with lukewarm water.

2. Mix a Quantity amount of vinegar with water.

3. This time keep the key dipped in the bucket.

4. After some time, remove the key from the bucket and scrub well with a small brush.

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There are many people who do not think of cleaning the car key because it is small. But it is also important to clean the key as well as the car. I have described here how to clean car keys in five minutes or less.

 Those of you who thought it was annoying to clean the keys must have found out later in this article that cleaning the keys is much easier. Regular cleaning of the keys keeps the car locks in good condition for a long time and it is very good for your health.

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I am a professional automotive and car mechanic. I have been in the industry for 15+ years. At the moment I have 3 garages. Every day dozens of cars come to our repair shops that are damaged in a very short period of time. The main reason for this is not taking a proper care of the car.

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