We love our cars. Auto owners everywhere rejoice! These 7 tips will help you keep your car clean, healthy and generally improve your joy of owning a car.
1. Renew Worn Headlights With Toothpaste
Give your car a little love with this cheap and weirdly satisfying hack. Refresh those headlights back to when your car was just a bright-eyed newborn. Rub some toothpaste over your headlights, brush it/rub it in, and wash it off. Viola!
2. Protect Your Car Doors With Pool Noodle Bumpers
Tight squeeze in your garage? Just wave a magic pool noodle wand at it and protect your sweet ride from hitting the walls. Cut a pool noodle in half and mount it, door-height, to your garage wall/s.
3. Back In To Tight Parking Spots
Did you know backing into a tight parking spot is easier than driving straight in? Neither did I. Apparently its because the back wheels are fixed in direction in relation to the car making the pivot point of the car the middle of the rear axle or something. It will take a little getting used to, but at least you won't be readjusting over and over to squeeze in there.
4. Use Your Skull To Amplify Your Car Keys
No that handsome devil is not scratching his manly beard pondering the meaning of life. He is using his head as a radio tower. Apparently this old trick actually works, by expanding the signal of your keys/FOB by 15 feet or more.
5. Use A Rubber Band To Mount Your Phone In Your Car
I have a metal, fancy clip that basically does this exact same thing. Ok it looks a little nicer than a rubber band...I guess? But this hack is genius. Just loop a rubber band inside your AC vent and put your phone through it. BLAMO!
6. Use A Screwdriver To Transfer Oil If You Don't Have A Funnel
No funnel? No problem. You can fill up your oil by pouring it down a screwdriver as a backup.
7. The Arrow On Your Gas Gauge
If you have an arrow on your gas gauge, some may not realize, but it tells you which side of your car the gas tank is on.