Car Maintenance Tips To Help Keep Your Vehicle In Perfect Condition

Even if you haven’t read your car’s handbook, we’re certain you know how to drive it. And yeah, you already know how to use your wipers, air conditioner, radio, and signal lights. But do you know how to replace a tire? Not only that but do you know how to keep your automobile in good condition? If not, be grateful that you’re reading this!

These easy tricks are not included in your car’s owner’s handbook. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Maintaining an automobile isn’t as difficult as you may believe, and doing it regularly will help your car live longer.

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Clean Your Wheels With Cola

“Put some cola on it to clean it,” everyone says. We’ve all heard that before, but it’s true! Cola and dish detergent together can quickly remove dirt and dust from your tires and brakes. It will clean your rims thoroughly. Don’t worry about your vehicle becoming sticky since the detergent will prevent this!

Check Your Tire’s State With A Penny

This hack may save your life someday. When do you have to replace your tires? Insert an upside-down penny into the treads of your tire. If President Lincoln’s head slips halfway, you’re good to go and you don’t have to worry about it. But if the tread doesn’t cover the president’s head, you’ll need to get new ones as soon as possible.

Make Sure To Check On Your Tire’s Pressure

The next time you enter a gas station, walk over to the “Air” machine, then examine the nozzle. One end will allow you to inflate your tires and the other is a pressure gauge. If you maintain your tire pressure, not only will you save money on gas, but you will improve the overall performance of your vehicle.

Hot Water & A Plunge For Dents

Tired of dents on your car? This may be the answer to your problems. Dents are very common, and everyone gets them at some point in their lives. However, that is a pretty easy fix. The following is what you must do: Bring water to a boil before pouring it over the dent. Then, take hold of a plunger and pull it. Keep in mind that this will not work if your car is badly damaged. However, for little ones, this will draw attention away from the dents! It’s not as perfect as it previously was, but it’s much less noticeable.

Toothpaste On Dirty Headlights

Do your headlights seem hazy? Visiting the auto shop may be difficult, especially if you’re in a rush. Perhaps you have something useful in your bathroom. It’s only toothpaste, after all. Because it includes moderate abrasives, it polishes the enamel. Your headlamp will be clean again if you don’t mind using toothpaste and elbow grease. However, if it is yellowing, it is time to replace it.

Put Plastic Bottles On Your Tires

You may have noticed on some cold winter nights that cats often congregate around cars. This is primarily because they try to find warmth near cooling engines. Unfortunately, there are times when we don’t see these cats and there have even been instances where they have gotten stuck in the engine! Simply place a bottle on top of the tire and the cat cannot enter the engine this way. Protect your engine while keeping these cats safe with this simple hack.

Opening Your Keyring With A Staple Remover

You don’t have to break your fingers attempting to get a new set of keys to fit on your huge metal keychain. To insert the end pieces, use a staple remover to separate them. We’re sure you’re wondering why you didn’t think of it sooner.

Use Nail Polish On Small Scratches

If just a tiny part of your vehicle was damaged, it is not worth it to get a new car paint properly done. But who wants to go around in a vehicle that has been tampered with? You should do it! This aesthetic issue can be solved with nail polish. You probably had no clue this was possible, yet a small dab of nail polish may conceal scratches on your vehicle. Unless they look very carefully, no one will notice. Of course, it should be the same hue!

De-Ice Your Keyholes With Hand Sanitizers

If you live in a chilly city, you know how difficult it is to unfreeze your vehicle door locks. Have you ever heard of this method? Mornings will be so much simpler with hand sanitizers. Worrying about alcohol causing damage to your lock should be the least of your concerns. The solution contains alcohol, which is required for the ice to melt immediately. It will melt the ice on your vehicle door in the same manner that it dissolves ice in your hands.

Put A Shower Caddy In The Trunk

Are you making preparations in advance? We’re assuming you have emergency vehicle supplies in your trunks, such as oil, a funnel, a towel, a flashlight, and other things. Purchase a shower caddy to securely keep all of your essential things so they don’t fall all over your trunk when you need them — and so nothing else in the trunk gets dirty.

Use Pool Noodles To Prevent Car Dings

You’ve most likely hit your garage door more times than you’d like to confess! A simple solution is to cut a pool noodle in half and tie it to the wall where the door swings open (the scuff marks should make it easy enough to tell). You may use bolts or simple command strips to secure it, but either way, your car, and the wall will be safe!

Need A Trash Bin? Use Cereal Bins

We seldom think twice about tossing out little pieces of trash. If you’re not careful, the stench may linger inside your car for a long time. Purchase a trash container and you will be able to avoid such problems. You won’t need to buy anything new; just gather your cereal plastic containers. Use a trash bag to condense the waste and immediately eliminate the odor.

Reduce Glare With A Tinted Plastic Sheet

The sun is setting, and you’ve forgotten your sunglasses. The rays of the setting sun are angled in such a way that they strike you square in the face. What are your thoughts? The visor isn’t going to work, but something else could! Attach a tinted plastic sheet to the window of your vehicle. Static electricity will perform the job in place of glue. Of course, you will need to replace it after a while, but the sun will no longer disturb you!

Lessen Frost By Parking Your Car Facing East

Parking your vehicle towards the sun in the morning is a good idea. This may seem to be magic, but it’s very simple. Your front windshield will be partly defrosted as a result of the sun’s beams. So, when you get home from work, you can spend less time waiting for your vehicle to warm up!

Extend Your Key’s Range By Holding Them To Your Head

As absurd as it may seem, certain keys have a restricted range and can only receive a signal from a few meters away. Your body fluids will somehow increase the range of your signal if you place your keys beneath your chin. Isn’t that crazy? You don’t think we’re telling you the truth? Experiment with it!

You Can Use Rubber Bands As Phone Holders

When you need to check your GPS but don’t have a co-pilot to hold it up for you and don’t have one of those windows or air vent holders to hold your phone, it’s inconvenient (and potentially dangerous). A similar effect may be achieved using a rubber band in a very easy manner. The tension will hold it in place if you loop it through a few vents on your center console and around the top and bottom of your phone.

Easy Way To Cool Down A Hot Car

During summer, did you have to wait outside of your car to cool it down before breathing inside? Do you want to know a tip on how to speed it up? Roll down the window on the passenger side then shut the driver’s side door immediately. The fanning motion you create will allow fresh air to come in and the warm, stagnant air inside your car will be out.

Gauge Your Garage Parking With A Tennis Ball

Having difficulty finding a parking space in your garage? It’s a good thing we’re here to help. Others may find it difficult to determine how far ahead you’ve pushed inside yourself. Hang a tennis ball from the garage ceiling using a rope. After you’ve driven in far enough, it should rest on your windshield. You’ll never have to guess again. Precision at its best!

Vinegar To Defrost Your Windows

This hack may be useful to those who live in regions where it gets chilly in the winter. It’s not amusing to have to defrost your car first thing in the morning. What’s the worst that might happen if you give it a shot? Trust us when we claim it works! Instead of splattering water over your windshield, spatter it with vinegar. Then, in a spray bottle, combine all of the components and spray it on your windows. The vinegar helps to burn through the ice much faster, and you can use a spray bottle to spread the liquid evenly to eliminate any frozen spots that are blocking your vision.

Blow Away Bumper Stickers

The vast majority of you reading this have at least one kind of bumper sticker. It turns out that removing them is a lot simpler than you may imagine. All you need for this method is a good hairdryer that works. Heat the sides of the sticker with a hairdryer for a few minutes, and the glue should start to soften, making the sticker simpler to remove. It’s time to retire those bumper stickers from 2006.

If Your Tires Blows, DON’T Brake

The advice that follows is more of a recommendation than a hack. If you’re driving at least 65km/h on an open road, don’t burst your tire. Although it may seem natural, do your best to resist the urge. Why you may ask? If you use the brakes, your car may fishtail and you may lose control, possibly leading to an accident into anything. Instead, keep your foot firmly planted on the gas pedal. Doesn’t it sound odd? We understand, however, this will assist you in regaining control of your vehicle and staying on the correct side of the road. It should just take a few moments.

Don’t Weigh Down Your Key

This one is more of a cautionary note than a hack. If you have too many keys or beautiful keychains, the ignition switch may be damaged. That is, your vehicle will not start as readily as it should over time. Experts recommend that you maintain no more than three keys or keychains in your collection. However, if you feel a tightness or your key locking while in the ignition, take it to the dealer as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may find yourself spending a lot of money before you realize it.

Clean Your AC Vents

The air conditioning in your vehicle is a lifeline on both a cold day and a scorching hot summer day. Most individuals, on the other hand, overlook the need of cleaning their vehicle’s air vents. One of the best methods to clean them is using a foam brush, which you can generally buy at your local hardware store (from the inside). Then, clean each panel well. Not only does this keep your air conditioning fresh and clean, but it also makes everyone in the vehicle considerably healthier.

Adjust Your Car Mirrors Properly

This is a hack that any driver, new or old, should certainly be using. We are all aware of the ‘blind spots’, an area of road that can’t be seen through your windscreen or your rear-view or side-view mirrors. Blind spots can be quite dangerous, easily blocking another car, motorbike, cyclist or pedestrian from your view. We have a hack for you that enables you to adjust your mirrors in a way that neutralizes any and all blind spots. The trick is simply to adjust your side mirrors to a point that you can’t view your own car. Therefore your view of the sides overlaps with the image in your rearview mirror. This will result in eliminating all blind spots from your point of view.

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