How do you clean oil off a concrete driveway?

What’s the best way to clean oil off my concrete driveway? My car was leaking oil, and now there’s a big splotch of an oil stain in my driveway.

If your car just started leaking, then you’re in luck! You can usually just wipe away small amounts of oil, with a rag. But if you have a bigger oil problem, you should try using kitty litter.
To clean off your concrete driveway with kitty litter, follow these steps:
  • Spread a generous layer of kitty litter over the spill.
  • Let it rest for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Sweep up the oil-soaked kitty litter.
  • Spray the area with a mix of baking soda or laundry detergent and water.
  • Rinse the area.
If the oil left a fresh stain, you can usually get it out by scrubbing it with dish soap. Don’t forget to rinse when you’re done. Leftover soap can make your driveway slippery—which can be dangerous. To avoid any future oil stains, get your car checked out as soon as possible.
If you’re already taking time to clean your driveway, take a few extra minutes to save on car insurance with Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app, can help you collect and compare quotes from over 50 top providers for free. All you need to do is select the coverage you want, and Jerry will handle the rest—no emails, long phone calls, or paperwork required!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 26, 2021

Did this answer help you?

Ask us a question by email and we will respond within a few days.

Have a different question?

You can meet us at our office and discuss the details of your question.
Let Jerry’s experts help you find savings on your car insurance!
No long forms or spam · Get quotes from 40+ carriers
Find insurance savings (100% Free)
rating primary
4.7/5 Rating on App Store

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings — it's 100% free