Even though you spend a lot of time driving around in your car, you do not have to spend a lot of money on the repairs and keeping it in shape. When it comes to your car, it not only helps when you do things better but also smarter. How can you achieve this?
We have highlighted some car hacks that can make your life easier.
1. Clean your car’s headlamps with toothpaste
All you need is an old toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste to give your car’s headlights a facelift. Scrub the headlamps and let the foam sit there for a while then rinse it with clean water. The lights will be good as new! This will save you from the hustle of constantly taking your car to the car wash and spending too much money having the headlamps professionally cleaned.
2. Use nail polish to cover up small dents
You do not have to repaint your car each time you notice a scratch on it. Instead, You can buy nail polish that is a similar shade to your car colour and paint over the ding. Repainting your car because of a small scratch can prove to be tiresome and overly expensive at the end of the day.
3. Use a toilet plunger to get rid of dents
Even though this may not fix major damage, if you have a small dent on the side of your car, you can use the plunger to align things out with ease. Just pour some warm water on the area, press the plunger in and pull it out. Remove it and examine your handy work.
4.You can use your passenger seat to keep your food warm
Sometimes you can get busy running errands and fail to get enough time to stop and have a meal. The next time you find yourself in this situation, turn on your seat warmer and place your box of food on it to warm it. Park your car somewhere safe and enjoy your meal.
5. Roll down your windows when driving to cool down your car
If you are somewhere safe, roll down your window to let out the hot air and let in the cold breeze. This will prevent you from having to constantly use the air conditioner to cool down your car. In the long run, it will lower your fuel consumption. It may be unsafe to do this in the middle of a traffic jam as someone can easily unlock your car and steal from you.
6. Use your head as an antenna to find your car faster
This is a funny tip but also a helpful one. Sometimes the parking lot is too full and all the cars look similar. Finding your car can be difficult in such situations. To help find it faster, hold the metal part of the remote key to your chin and press down the button. The fluid in your head will be used as an antenna to help gain a few more feet in terms of signal strength to reach your car faster.
7. Use a tennis ball for the perfect parking
City council officers can give you a headache for double parking your car as it inconveniences other motorists. To avoid getting yourself into trouble for parking your car horribly, hang a tennis ball from your car’s ceiling and let it sit in the middle of your windshield when your car is properly aligned. You can use this technique as a parking guide at all times.
8. Use a cereal container to tidy up your car
If you eat in your car or constantly drive around passengers with the habit of littering, invest in a cereal container where you can store the trash before emptying it at the next stop. The container is small hence easy to hide on the passenger side of your car. It does not outrightly look like a trash can thus won’t ruin the aesthetics of your car. Additionally, it’s quite easy to empty since it has a neat receptacle at the top.
We hope that these hacks will help make your life easier and where possible, make your car look better. What other tips have worked for you in the past? Share some of them in the comment section below.