It is not just Mrs Hinch fans that recommend using cola to remove oil stains, landscaping experts at Triad Associates also agreed.
They said: “Due to its high acidity, cola functions really well as a great tool for cleaning or removing a plethora of different things.
“Cola is a wonderful tool for removing old motor oil stains. First, pour a can of cola over the stained area, then leave it overnight, allowing its high acidity time to gradually eat away at the stain.”
The next day the pros suggest taking a bucket of warm water and some washing up liquid or laundry detergent and stirring it a little until you’ve got a good mixture, then gently pouring it over the removed stains.