Is your car’s touchscreen covered in scratches? Here’s how to clear it up for FREE using easy-to-find household products

An automotive expert has revealed how to fix a scratched touchscreen for free using products you have at home.

Drivers often touch their car’s infotainment screen with dirty hands, leaving fingerprints or scratches on the display – something that can be costly to clean up.

A car expert has revealed how to fix a scratched touchscreen for free using products you have at home


A car expert has revealed how to fix a scratched touchscreen for free using products you have at homeCredit: Alamy

Handy, car experts at Howstereo We’ve listed four easy steps to keep your touchscreen looking like new – and it won’t cost you a penny.

1. toothpaste

Before applying toothpaste, you need to disconnect the car’s battery.

The toothpaste is for cleaning the screen and should not be washed off with water.

Next, take a soft piece of cloth or cotton and dip it in a small amount of toothpaste.

Then rub the soft piece of fabric in a circular motion rather than a random motion.

The experts warned: “Please do not use toothpaste in excess, there should be a minimal amount of toothpaste.”

“Please use real toothpaste and not gel toothpaste.”

Then clean your touchscreen with a clean, dry, soft cloth and remove the toothpaste from the screen.

2. Baking soda

The next step in removing scratches is to apply baking soda to the touch screen.

Take a small amount of water and baking soda and mix well in a bowl.

Then take a soft cloth and dip it in the paste.

Then rub the cloth in a circular motion over the car’s touchscreen.

3. Baby powder

A mixture of baby powder and water will help remove minor scratches and imperfections.

Don’t use too much water as this could damage your touch screen.

After applying, take another piece of fabric and carefully remove the paste.

4. Vegetable Oil

The next step to remove the invisible and small scratches is to apply vegetable oil to the screen.

You need to take a soft cloth, dip it lightly in the vegetable oil, and then rub it over the car’s touchscreen for a few minutes.

After that, take a clean cloth and clean the previously applied vegetable oil from the screen.

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