Yes, you may know how to operate your vehicle. You may haven’t even read your car’s manual, but you do know how to work the wipers, AC, the radio, as well as the hazard lights! Hopefully, you also know how to change your vehicle’s tires.
However, what you don’t seem to realize is that all you need are these simple yet totally life-changing car hacks, which we’re certain that you wouldn’t find on any car manual.
We got you covered in every minor to major annoyances; you can be certain that these tips will make your life easier. Try to see if you have done anything on this list before.
Fixing A Dent With Hot Water & A Plunge
Does your car have a ding on the side? Don’t be concerned! We’ve got your back! Dents are fairly common, and contrary to popular belief, they are relatively simple to repair.
All you have to do is boil some water in a teapot or saucepan, pour it over the dent, and pull the plunger. If the car’s body isn’t badly damaged, the dent should pop right out; it won’t look as good as it did before, but it will be less noticeable.
Dirty Headlights And Toothpaste
Don’t rush to the nearest auto store for a special solution if your headlights are foggy! You might already have a solution to your problem at home.
Because toothpaste contains mild abrasives that clean enamel, it turns out that it works just as well on headlights as it does on teeth.
With a little toothpaste and elbow grease, your headlights can be as clear as day again! (As a side note, this might not always work.) If the inside is yellowing, you may want to consider replacing it.)
Opening Your Keyring With A Staple Remover
You don’t have to break your fingers trying to get a new set of keys onto your clumsy metal keyring. Simply separate the end pieces with a staple remover and slide them in! It’s so straightforward that we’re sure you’re wondering why you’ve never thought of it before.
Put A Shower Caddy In The Trunk
If you’re the type to plan ahead, you probably have oil, a funnel, a rag, a flashlight, and other emergency car supplies in your trunk.
Consider investing in a shower caddy to keep all of your important items organized and out of the way when you need them — and to keep everything else in the trunk clean.
Are you Tired of your Garage?
Your garage can be one of the reasons why your car has those scratches. Annoying, right? If we can make our garage larger to avoid bumps and scratches, we might have the perfect hack for you!
Of course, not all of us can afford fancy garages like rich people have. After all, you won’t be here if that’s the case. Let’s take this simple life hack for you!
Use Pool Noodles To Prevent Car Dings
When you get out of your garage, do you frequently hit the door on the side of your garage? Cutting a pool noodle in half and taping it to the wall where the door swings open is a simple solution (the scuff marks should make it easy enough to tell). Bolts or simple command strips can be used to secure it, but your car and the wall will be safe!
Aren’t you tired of all your trash lurking inside your car? Are trash bins too big for your car? We got you covered! Let’s not jump to the conclusion first, we will not let you buy small trash bins in the supermarket if you can just do this lifehack we have for you. See it for yourself!
Need A Trash Bin? Use Cereal Bins
We throw trash in our cars without thinking about it, but did you know that the smells from that trash can linger in your car for a long time if you’re not careful?
With a trash can, you won’t have that problem. One of those small cereal-holding plastic containers will suffice. Simply line it with a plastic bag to make a small, easily sealed trash can that keeps your car odor-free.
Reduce Glare With A Tinted Plastic Sheet
We’ve all been there: you’ve forgotten your sunglasses, the sun is setting, and you’re driving west. Your visor won’t be able to protect you at this angle, but there is something that can!
A simple tinted plastic sheet will stick to your car window with static and can be moved around as needed, ensuring that you never have to deal with the sun again!
Lessen Frost By Parking Your Car Facing East
This may appear to be a strange witchy trick, but it’s actually quite straightforward and logical. The sun’s rays will defrost your front windshield first if you park your car facing the sun in the morning.
If you leave for work after the sun rises, you’ll never have to wait for the defroster to warm up again!
Extend Your Key’s Range By Holding Them To Your Head
We know it sounds crazy, but it really works! Place your keys under your chin and press the button again if your keys don’t have much range; the fluids in your head will change the signal’s range slightly. Try it out for yourself if you don’t believe us!