Everybody loves to save up some cash by any way possible, and there are a lot of car problems that can be solved with a little elbow grease and some ingenuity. While some auto shops charge hundreds of thousands to fix relatively simple problems and people pay out way too much money, there are a few DIY tricks and tips that could save you some money for gas or some major fixes. Here they are:
Use Toothpaste To Clean Those Headlights
This one is really easy but requires a little arm strength. Use some toothpaste and rub it all over the plastic cover of your headlights. Let it sit for a bit, then rinse with clean water and dry. This will remove the foggy glaze that covers them. If you want to keep them that way, try using some furniture polish or car wax to keep them clean.
Use A Plunger To Fix Dents
This is another interesting use of the plunger. Old but gold! If you don’t feel like paying a mechanic to do essentially this exact same thing, you can do it yourself. Do note that this won’t work for heavy damage. It’s only only for smaller dents. It’s really easy to do because all you’re doing is taking a plunger to your car door!
Use the Shoe For A Cup Holder
Almost all cars come with cup holders but not all cup holders are good. Sometimes you need something a little more secure to hold that drink than a flimsy piece of plastic or a cup holder that isn’t deep enough to hold it properly. The answer is a shoe! Use a tennis show to put your drink in. Since the opening is adjustable it fits nearly every cup. It’s also deeper than many cup holders and the shoe itself is bottom-heavy to help prevent spills. This is also a great trick when you’re in the great outdoors and need a cup holder.
Use Your Seat Warmer To Keep Food Warm
We understand that not all cars come with seat warmers but the ones that do can be used for a really useful function. When you pick up food like a box of pizza, turn on your seat warmer and put the food on the seat. It won’t keep food piping hot, but it’ll definitely help slow the process of cooling so your food stays warmer longer.
Use Nail Polish To Fix Paint Chips and Scrapes
Getting your car dinged can be really annoying and it can also be an unreasonably expensive repair. That’s because, a lot of the times, it’s a little damage that is actually being fixed. If you don’t want to cough out the dough, but still want it at least sort of fixed, then you can always try some nail polish. Just head to the local drug store and find the colour that matches your car as closely as possible. Then just paint it on. Up close, it won’t look all that amazing, but it’ll definitely make your car look better from afar.
There are a lot of fun things you can do to make your car more enjoyable. With these little car hacks, you can save time and money, and make your car cleaner. Those brighter headlights will even help to keep you safer!