Amazing Tricks Every Car Owner Should Know About

Oct 22, 2019 Kayode Oseh

Owning a car is a necessity at the same time luxurious. Although owning a car is not suppose to be regarded as luxury anyway but when you consider how much bucks you need to spend on it on regular bases in order to keep it in good shape, you really are going to know what's up. There are lots of responsibilities to contain when you own a car. But apart from spending much in order to improve your car, there are also some few tricks you need to know as well. These simple tricks would make the usage of car easy and comfortable for you and the most interesting part is that you are not going to spend much at all.

Clean the headlights


Headlights can be really messy most times. After driving for a while you would notice that your headlights are a little dull and dirty in their appearance. While most people often reach for some detergents or soaps to do the cleaning, you could reach out for toothpaste instead. Smear some toothpaste on the them and allow to sit for 15 minutes, afterwards clean with damp towel or microfibril. You would be surprised at how shinny and gleaming they will look. Toothpaste is best for this because it does the job better than any soap or detergents ever could.

Do It Yourself (DIY) Cleaner


There are ways to clean your car upholstery that are amazing and better than other conventional cleaning methods. Instead of reaching out for some general cleanser or something, you could chose to formulate one yourself. You don't need to do much in this. All you need is a vineger, lemon juice and soda.  

Combine 120 millilitres vinegar, 240 millilitres club soda and 60 millilitres lemon juice. Shake the bottle and spray the surface you want to clean. After spraying, clean and rub it clean with a hard bristled brush. Use a damp towel to wipe all excess dirt and grime after you’ve scrubbed it with the brush. This will not only make your seats looks nice but also make your car smell good too. 

Remove scratches


This method may only work for superficial scratches alone which consist mainly of dirt. To remove superficial scratches, pour a little nail polish remover without acetone on a microfibril cloth and scrub gently.

Dealing with food crumbs


Most of us like snacking a lot while driving and the crumbs from the food can actually cause lot of mess in our car. When snacking, try to put some paper muffin liners in your cup holders. The reason is because instead of crumbs littering everywhere, they could go into the cup instead. This could save you the stress of vacuuming always.    

Cleaning oil stains


Engine oils can be very difficult to clean when splattered on the ground. Anytime you notice this, don't worry too much. Just grab a can of coke and pour on that area, then wait for about 10 to 15 minutes before you mop. Coke is better for this process because it has carbonic acids which can dissolve oils in surfaces and make them less difficult to clean. 

Making a parking help


Do you have a small garage and are you scared you’ll drive up to the wall one day? You can easily make a cheap and simple parking help! that wouldn't require any fancy electronics. Drive your car into the garage until it’s parked in the right spot. Take a tennis ball and cut a cross shape into it. Tie a nutted rope to a string and push the nut into the tennis ball. Hang the string from the ceiling and allow the ball to suspend from it in such a way that the tennis ball touches your windshield when the car is parked correctly. When next you park your car, the tennis ball will hit your windshield signalling you that you've gotten to the right parking spot. 


Also below are some few tips you need to know in order to make your car look brand new always.

Clean and Organize Your Car

Always make it a habit to clean your car always. Though this may seem like a lot but the truth is that it will be all worth it. Nothing destroys a car's beauty faster then when is always unkempt.

Replace Your Floor Mats

Floor mats are a good breeding grounds for molds. Always replace your floor mats when they get ruin, most people are not always conscious of these. Although if your car happens to come with the original floor mats that will not get ruin quickly or qualify for regular clean up, then congrats!

Get Some Seat Covers

Get some seat covers in order to protect your seats from untimely damage. Seat covers are very important because not only will they beautify your interiors but also can help the seats last longer too.

Repair Dents and Scratches

Nothing spoils the outward look of your car faster than scratches and dents. There are quite a few ways to remove dents and scratches by yourself. You can either use a hot water, dryer, or a plunger.   

Perform Regular Maintenance, Like Oil Changes

Keeping your car in good looking conditions is very much important than making it look good on the outside. Regular changing oils will actually give you the assurance that your car is going to stand the test of time.

Upgrade Your Car Speakers

Improving the sound quality of your speakers is as important as any other thing you can do for your car. Sometimes factory sound systems that comes with cars are not very encouraging, you can go as far as changing them when you think they are not up to your standard.


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