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Useful Car Hacks every Driver should Know

With this well-intended composition of useful car hacks, we hope to make the maintenance and handling of your car better and most importantly easier for you

Remember those days when we would use cheat codes to rock in all our video games? Huge fun that was right? Well, what if we said that we can use some cheat codes to maintain and protect our cars and bikes and that they are pretty easy ones at that too? And what if we said we can tell you many of them right here, right now! That would be helpful, wouldn’t it?

So here we present for all you passionate drivers some cool car hacks and tricks that you ought to know:

17 Useful Car Hacks Drivers Ought To Know:

car hacks and tricks
car hacks and tricks

[1] Got scratches on your ride? Use some nail polish!


You don’t ever have to worry from now about scratches that taint your car because we have a simple solution that you could use! All you have to do is just apply some nail polish to cover the scratch up. This proves a superb solution if the colour of your car is one that isn’t available in paint easily!

[2] Foggy headlights? Toothpaste is your solution!


If you are concerned about your headlights getting foggy and can’t seem to find a better solution, you could apply some toothpaste. For this, you need to apply it onto the lens cover with a cloth and neatly rub it all over the lens. Rinse the paste off completely with some clean water and then dry the lights. And gaze at your spectacular new lights!

[3] Have a fuel tank leak? Chewable mint works!


A fuel leak can be dangerous and annoying. When you see this, just open any chewable mint toffee and chew until it is adhesive. Then, wipe the leaking area with a dry cloth to take off the liquid. Apply the mint over it to close it up temporarily.

[4] Can’t remember where you parked? There are apps!


It gets pretty taxing when you leave your car parked a few streets away only to forget where you did when you want to leave. That is why we have apps that help to mark the exactly where your car is! iParkedHere is an app that allows you to mark your car and shows you where is it and even offers image features. So let your phone do the remembering!

[5] Can’t find your destination? Use GPS and save fuel!


We often waste so much of fuel trying to find out our destinations and this is a shame. Why continue when we have a device and it has something called GPS? Use this Geo Processing Satellite and reach faster and save fuel too!

[6] Scared to hit your garage wall? Use a tennis ball!


Very often, we crank our necks too much to assess the distance between our garage wall and our car while parking for fear of impact. This need not be done as there is a very simple trick. Take two screw hooks, some string and a tennis ball. Park your car in a good position in the garage. Then use a ladder and the string to measure the distance between the roof and the middle of your windscreen with an added extra foot for leeway. This done, screw the first hook into the tennis ball and the second into the roof directly above the middle of your windscreen and tie the string to each hook. Then use this hanging tennis ball as a guide for reversing in the garage!

[7] The light too much to drive? Use tainted sheets!


It is always blinding to have the sun hit you in the eyes directly while driving. We have one solution. You could use tainted plastic sheets to place it on the glass to reduce the light. These sheets can be easily adjusted for their placing too!

[8] Want your screen clear while driving? Just park east!


Many drivers have problems in rainy seasons and in winter of frost or mist accumulating in the screen. It takes a while for it to clear. You can avoid this problem by ensuring that you park your car facing east because as the sun rises to the east, it only clears faster!

cool car hacks
cool car hacks

[9] Having road sickness? Just tilt your head!


Not many people know that if you feel a little car sick or road sick while in a ride, you just need to tilt your head and you will feel better!

[10] Handles that are frozen? You can use a sanitizer!


If you want to defrost or cleanse your handle and knobs, just use sanitizers to keep it neat and ready to use!

[11] Want traction? Use your floor mats!


When you have a frosty or rainy surface, to give you some traction, place your front floor mats under your tires. But remember not to forget to pick them back up after you get moving or it would not be a trick.

[12] Need to clean the debris on your parts? You can use a razor!


To keep it easy to clean the debris on your windshield and other parts, you can use a straight edged razor to scrape it off and then wipe them with a clean cloth. It’s better you don’t try this on the paint as it will scratch the car.

[13] The range on your car remote not enough? Keep it under your chin!


It is not very well known that your remote’s range and frequency does increase if you keep it under your chin! That’s why we bring this to you!

[14] Frustrated trying to use your key chain? Use your staple remover!


If you find it irritating and sometimes hurting to keep creating the space to insert keys in through your bunch, use a stapler to easily make the gap to take and remove keys!

[15] Want some fragrance? Use candles


In summers, when you can’t stand the heat and the ensuing hot smell in your car, just place a scented candle inside a container in your cup holder or any convenient place. You will see that the candle will begin to melt and will release pleasant fragrance as the car gets warm in the sun. This is one way to have a happy smelling ride!

[16] Want a clean interior? Use a coffee filter!


Did you know you can clean your car interior just by using a coffee filter? You sure can! First, dab the coffee filter with a little bit of olive oil. If you don’t want to use the oil, you can manage without it or use some other cleaning solution instead. The filters prove to be much better as cleaners than as dryer sheets, which are also often recommended as well. That is because dryer sheets may contain a lot of chemicals. 

[17] Have too much change and need to store? Use a pill bottle!


It is the most simple and yet crucial car trick as change is something we all carry for all kinds of small purchases. So a medicinal pill box proves to be a perfect container so that don’t need to fiddle about too much!

With this well-intended composition of useful car hacks, we hope to make the maintenance and handling of your car better and most importantly easier for you. Have a happy and easy journey!