19 clever car hacks

19 clever car hacks

Keeping a car in shape can be hard sometimes either for lack of time, of money or because of kids or pets. Your trusty car has taken you on a lot of journeys, so check out these smart hacks that will make your car owner experience even better.

Don´t miss the little surprise at the end!

1. Use toothpaste to shine your headlights

This surprising household staple is very effective in shining headlights. Simply buff the headlight with toothpaste smeared on a soft cloth, and it'll look brand new in minutes!

2. Cool a car down instantly without turning on the A/C

Your car can feel like an oven on a hot day, particularly if you don't park in shaded areas. There's a trick to cooling it down quickly. Roll down one window, and open and close the door on the other side five to six times. The hot air escapes through the door you're opening and closing, while the cool air enters through the window on the other side. What's great about this trick is that you're not wasting any gas by blasting the A/C.

3. Use a rubber band to hold your phone up

Thread a rubber band through your A/C vent for a makeshift phone holder.

4. Put your car key fob on your chin to increase range

If you can't find your car, place the car key fob on your chin to increase the range of the car-retrieval signal. The fluids in your head turn it into an adequate conductor.

5. Paint your windshield cracks with nail polish

To slow the cracking of your windshield while you're taking it to the repair shop, paint over the crack with clear nail polish on both sides of the glass.

6. Look at the gas gauge to figure out which side to fill your gas

If you're driving a new car or a rental, there is usually an arrow on the gas gauge that will point to the side of the car the gas tank is on.

7. Take a photo of where you parked

You know you need to do this. Instead of trying to remember your parking spot, make it easier on yourself by taking a photo of where you parked your car with your cell phone.

8. Hang a shoe organizer on the back of a seat.

Store your stuff in a shoe organizer — great for road trips.

 

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