Easy and Useful Car Hacks Every Driver Should Know

If you are the owner of your vehicle, you realize that cars are complex and can cause many issues with time because of the inventiveness of auto owners who always come up with amazing car hacks that solve the problems with their cars.

Useful Car Hacks

These few Useful Car Hacks could simplify your life on the road. We’ve got a fantastic compilation of more than handy and practical tips for cars that every driver should be aware of.

These car tips and tricks will aid you in fixing small issues with your vehicle, keeping it in good condition, and simplify driving.

We hope they can enhance your car owners’ experience and make driving more enjoyable. Let’s take a look at these Easy and Useful Car Hacks Every Driver Should Know!

Top 9 Easy and Useful Car Hacks

 

1: FIND OUT IF YOU NEED NEW TIRES THE EASY WAY

 A great tip that every car driver should be aware of is how to determine if you require new tires. It’s going to cost you a cent!

When you’re next wondering if it’s time to replace your tires, you can take one penny and place it into the tread groove. Check if Abe Lincoln’s head has been turned upside down and pointed towards you.

If you know the entirety of the way around Honest Abe’s head, it means your tread depth is lower than 1/16 inches (1.6mm) which means that it’s time to go to the shop and buy a brand replacement set of wheels before you run into troubles.

2: Secure the Doors with Pool Noodles

In a small garage parking space, attempting to park your vehicle without damaging it could appear like an exercise in futility.

If you get it to the right spot without hitting your fender, you’ll have to be concerned about scratching your doors as you leave the car.

You can park your car without concern when you cut the pool noodles in half and then screw it onto the wall.

The soft bumper will shield your doors from scratches, allowing you to squeeze the car into the garage in the first place.

3: Clean Headlights with Toothpaste

Clean Headlights With Toothpaste

To be able to see more clearly, clean your cloudy headlights using toothpaste. The mild acids within the toothpaste (which is the way it removes the plaque off of your teeth) which clean your headlights and also help fill small cracks. It would be nice if the toothpaste could fill the cavities!

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4: Make sure you buckle your seat belt

Every car driver is required to wear seat belts at all times when driving. If you’re a novice or an experienced driver, do not forget the practice of wearing a seat belt when driving a vehicle.

A study has revealed that more than 75% of drivers in India don’t wear seat belts when driving, which results in the death of 15 people every day.

Not only is it a requirement and mandatory, but wearing a seatbelt is a great way to lower the chance of sustaining serious injuries in a collision or accident.

5: Avoid Distractions

A majority of countries, including Pakistan, have been able to ban the use of cell phones while driving. This is due to the sheer number of deaths caused by this seemingly harmless act.

If you believe that talking or talking while driving doesn’t seem like such a big issue, think about this: One study measured the reaction time of a driver who is 20 years old talking on a cellphone to the reaction time of a 70-year-old driver.

Additionally, using a mobile phone while at the wheel can slow reactions by up to 20 percent.

It’s not just phones that can cause distractions, however.

Eating and applying makeup, playing with electronic devices or interfacing with others can divert the attention of drivers in ways that could be deadly. The best advice for distracted driving can be “Keep your eyes on the road, your hands upon the wheel.”

6: Adjust the mirrors

Adjust The Mirrors

Driving while not looking over your back is something that we would never recommend to you. Therefore, make adjustments to the IRVM and OVRMs under your preferences while remembering that mirrors are there to show you what’s happening behind them.

A few tips for adjusting the ORVMs and OVRMs is to change them, so they’re aligned with your tail facing the opposite side of that mirror.

7: Download a Parking App to Find Your Car

Where did you put your car? Oh no, here again! For those who forget to park, there are apps to assist you in locating your car in a flash so that you don’t spend time walking around the parking garage with your key fob in your hand.

There are a variety of applications to pick from, and all of them will track the exact location where you’ve placed your vehicle and guide you back there with no problem. Similar to breadcrumbs, but much better.

8: Keep Car Cups Clean with Cupcake Liners

Keep Car Cups Clean With Cupcake Liners

Dust and crumbs and any other kind of sticky material are likely to accumulate in a car’s cup holder and are the most difficult to scrub clean area of any vehicle.

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However, a solution will ensure your cup is spotless and free of hassle. Place a cupcake liner in your cup’s base. If it gets dirty, you can replace it with a new one.

9: Warm Up Your Windshield Wipers

Do not waste your time (and be late to start work) trying to remove the windshield wipers from the ice. Take the initiative by wearing the help of a couple of socks.

Keep a pair of socks in your vehicle during the winter months, and when bad weather is coming, place them on your windshield wipers in the evening to prevent the hose from freezing and sticking.

10: Use Tinted Window Clings as Movable Shades

Everyone knows that odd time of the day when the sun’s rays shine through the windshield at the right angle, so that car visors won’t move or tilt too far to block out the sun’s blinding rays.

Stop looking at the sun and put an opaque window in the right place to protect your eyes from the sun’s rays. This technique is extremely effective. After all, that’s the method used by airline pilots.

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