Stubborn stains on car seats can be a nuisance to remove with many motorists struggling to find a solution to this common problem.

Luckily, a motoring expert has shared an unusual way to lift stains and make your car look as good as new.

Using this 80p vegetable found in most households, drivers can save their cars from the scrouge of stains.

How to remove stains from car upholstery using this 80p vegetable

Hereford Times: Cucumbers can cost as little as 80 pence.Cucumbers can cost as little as 80 pence. (Image: Getty)

Motorists can remove stains from their car seats using a cucumber and while this might sound strange, there is some science behind this.

According to the experts over at Motor Match, the ascorbic acid present in the vegetable "breaks down stains".

This acid then acts as a gentle detergent that penetrates the fabric, dissolving the particles that make up the stain.

To use this method, the experts have shared a step-by-step guide.

Prep and rub

Before attempting to rub away the stain, drivers have been advised to ensure the car seat is free from any loose debris.

This can be done by vacuuming the affected area, allowing the cucumber to be more effective.

Slice and rub

Once this has been completed, drivers can then slice the cucumber before gently rubbing it over the stained areas in a circular motion.

This allows "the natural juices to seep into the fabric" with these needing a few minutes to work.

Motorists should then allow this to set for five to ten minutes.

Hereford Times: The car seat should be cleared of debris before the cucumber is used.The car seat should be cleared of debris before the cucumber is used. (Image: Getty)

Dry the affected area

It is important that this liquid is removed as it may attract more dirt. This can be done by using a clean, damp rag and blotting the area gently.

This will help remove the cucumber juice and any remaining dirt particles.

Warning against potential fabric damage

The experts state that "while cucumbers are generally safe for most car seat fabrics, caution is key".

They add: "Certain materials, particularly those that are more delicate or have special coatings, might react differently.

"Always do a spot test on a hidden area of the seat to ensure the cucumber doesn't cause discolouration or damage."