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Tricks to Make the Most of Your Vehicle in Any Situation

 Cars are an essential part of most households and daily lives. For many, cars are a major mode of transportation. Commuters may spend up to 4 hours a day in their vehicles, stuck in traffic or rerouted. Regardless of your need, most cars require the same basic upkeep and maintenance. Safety and preparedness are also of extreme importance when on the road. In that spirit, these are several nifty little tips and life hacks you should keep in mind that make traveling an easier task. 

 

1. You can attach a hook in the trunk of most cars to keep an extra supply of paper towels

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, Hook in the trunk for paper towels

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2. Always keep the remote control for your car separate from the keys, in case you ever lose your keys 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, keep car remote control separate from the key 

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3. Take a hint from airplane engineering and give the windows of your car sun visors

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, put a makeshift sun visor on car windows

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4. Have any old socks lying around the house? You can use them to give your headlights a good shine 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, clean headlights with old socks

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5. You can also use socks to keep your windshield wipers from freezing over in the winter

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, socks keeps windshields warm in the winter

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6. If you have trouble finding your car at night, just give your antennae an extension! 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, extend antennae to find your car at night

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7. You can also extend your visor using ordinary clips for a little extra protection from the sun

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, use clips to extend your visors

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8. It's advisable to keep important tools like glass cutters handy in your car for emergency situations

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, Keep important tools handy in the car 

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9. Stickers are another effective way to keep the sun out of your eyes, though they have to be placed properly

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, stickers to block out the sun

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10. The safest way to open your door is called the Dutch Trick, which involves using the hand farthest from the door, as it allows you to open the door slowly and check for oncoming traffic 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, dutch trick, open the door with the opposite hand

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11. Keeping a hand vacuum in the car at all times will ensure you clean the car more frequently 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, keep a hand vacuum in the car

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12. The reason why headrests on car seats are detachable is so they can be used as pillows

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, detachable headrests on seats used as pillow

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13. A bottle cap in your cup holders will keep your drink elevated and help avoid gripping your drink by the lid 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, bottle caps to keep drinks elevated to avoid spills

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14. Park your car with the windshield facing east in the winter to ensure it stays defrosted 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, keep windshields defrosted by parking the car facing east in winter

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15. Make long drives easier on back using a yoga brick topped with a pillow 

Handy tips and tricks for every car owner and driver, yoga brick and pillow used as back rest for long drives

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