These nifty tricks should be known by every car owner as owing a car comes with several responsibilities. You need to pay extra taxes as well as ensuring that your car is in good condition to drive. Change the oil, check the tyre pressure and regularly bring it to a garage to get it checked. Indeed, owning a car isn’t easy and all fun. Aside maintaining what is under the hood of the car, you will also need to always check the interior and exterior of the car. And that is where we come in! With these seven nifty tricks, your car will shine like never before. Meanwhile, were you familiar with these tricks already?
Clean the headlights
When you are done driving around for a while, your headlights could look a bit dull and dirty. Fortunately, they are easily cleaned with some whitening toothpaste. Just grab a tube and slather it on the headlights, covering them in toothpaste entirely. Also, you can simply use your fingertips to do this. Let it stay there for 15 minutes. Grab an old toothbrush and begin to scrub at the headlights. You will realize that the toothpaste will turn brown because of all the grime that is on the glass. When you are done scrubbing every inch of the headlights, wipe away the toothpaste with a damp towel. You will notice that your headlights are shining like never before.
To clean the upholstery of your car, we are going to make a DIY cleaner. Simply grab a spray bottle and a funnel. Combine 120millilitres vinegar, 240millilitres club soda and 60 milliliters lemon juice. Shake the bottle very well and spray the surface you want to clean. It works effectively on fabric upholstery, and it will make your car smell amazing.
This particular method is most effective for superficial scratches that mainly consist of dirt, because to fix deeper scratches you will need to contact a professional. To clean superficial scratches, just pour a little nail polish remover without acetone on a microfiber cloth and rub the scratches away.
Tidy your car
We haul different kinds of rubbish around in our car. Jump cables, an ice scraper, and bottles of water, gym shoes and many other things. Even if you aren’t an organizational talent, endeavor to clean it at least once every six months. You should throw the rubbish out and remove anything you don’t really need from the car. To help you get organized, we have a great trick for you. Buy a hanging shoe organizer and cut off the bottom half. Hang it from the back of the back seat so it dangles in your trunk. Use hooks and two pieces of string. Put everything you need to have in your car in there, such as the ice scraper, jump cables and an extra pair of shoes. By this way, it won’t become one big mess when you are driving around and you save space in your trunk for luggage.
Do you usually have to drive along stretches, meaning you have to eat in your car? Then try to put some paper muffin liners in your cup holders. Why? When you lay down your food while driving, such as a granola bar, the crumbs will go into the muffin liner, which you can easily throw away and replace. This implies that you won’t have to vacuum as often!
Did some of the oil from your car leak onto your driveway or garage floor? You shouldn’t worry! Just grab a bottle or can of coke and pour this on the stain, enough to cover it in liquid. Wait for about 15 minutes and use a hard bristled brush to scrub the oil off the floor. Mop up the coke and rinse the floor with water. Why does it work? Coke contains carbonic acid and other acids that lift the oil stain from stone or concrete.
Do you have a small garage and are you scared you will drive up to the wall? You can easily make a cheap and simple parking help! You don’t need any fancy electronics. Just drive your car into the garage until it is in the right spot. Grab a tennis ball and cut a cross shape into it with a sharp knife. Tie a nut to a string and push the nut into the tennis ball. Hang the string from the ceiling in such a way that the tennis ball will hit your windshield when it is time to stop.
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