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Top 10 Car-Related Hacks

We’ve researched for hours to bring you the top ten car-related hacks to make your life easier. Two words: You’re welcome.

Use Toothpaste To Clean Your Cloudy Headlights

Foggy headlights are unappealing to look at, and they pose a safety issue for you and other drivers on the road. The oxidation of the plastic headlight results in weakened lights with reduced area coverage. Apply an ample amount of toothpaste to a durable cloth and rub the toothpaste over the headlights thoroughly. Getting these clean won’t be easy. You’ll really need to scrub. Rinse off with water and then dry. If you want to add extra protection you can use car wax protection or furniture polish. 

Set Up A Portable Trash Can

We all know how it happens. You swing through a drive-thru buy a cheeseburger and a milkshake, throw the containers in the back seat of your car and accidentally forget about them. Instead of your car turning into a landfill, use a plastic cereal container, a plastic bag or even a small box where you can collect all your trash. This way you only got to empty your car trash every week or two. 

Clean Your Windshield With A Razor Blade

Keep a razor blade in your glove box to remove bug guts, bird poop and other noticeable and unwanted blotches from your windshield. 

Never Take Home Cold Pizza Again

Picking up a pizza on your way home? Turn on that car seat warmer to keep your pizza warm and your cheese melty. 

Buy Tiny Lights To Brighten The Inside Of Your Car’s Glove Box

If you drive a lot at night, and you sometimes need to retrieve them from your glove box, sticking tiny automatic or even “tap on” lights could be useful to keep that glove box lit. 

Use Nail Polish To Cover Those Small Dings and Scratches

The longer you own a car the more often you’ll notice tiny scratches on your vehicle. A lot of those scratches you won’t even know where or how those scratches got there. Well, if you can’t afford a paint job, nail polish of a similar color to the paint of your car might do the job.


 Hook A Mesh Bungee To Your Coat Hooks And Roof Handles For Extra Storage

Do you drive around kids or extra passengers frequently and you need extra space for a few knick knacks? Buy a hook mesh bungee and hook it to the coat handles. There you can store coats, gloves and other small nuisance items. 

Use Wet Newspaper To Get Rid Of Your Registration Sticker

Out of date registration stickers are incredibly annoying, and scraping them off can be tedious and annoying. Wet an old newspaper with warm water and place over the sticker for ten minutes approximately. After that, the sticker should peel off easily.

Recycle Pool Noodles To Protect Your Car Doors

Cut a pool noodle in half and bolt it to the wall of your garage. This should help you avoid scratching your car door when you open it in a tight garage spot.  

Remove Small Dents In Your Vehicle Using A Plunger

If you’ve got a few annoying small dents on your car panels, use a small plunger to try and get it out. The suction can pull the dented part of your vehicle forward again. This won’t work on much larger issues, but if you’re looking for a quick fix a plunger might just do. 

Submitted by Abby on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 14:06