Caring for your car can be costly if you’re not careful, but these simple car hacks can help you save money and make your driving experience even better. Give them a try!
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.