9 handy tricks everyone with a car should know about

These secret tricks are very handy for anyone who owns a car

A car is really just a means of transportation but for a lot of people, it’s also their most prized possession. You want to take good care of it and maintain it by cleaning it properly and treating it well. To help you along with this, we’ve got nine handy tips for you.

Every car owner should know about these tips.

1. Aluminium foil

Car keys that work via a keyless start system can be hacked quite easily these days. Thieves use a very simple device that enhances the signal of the car key, which makes it easy for them to steal the car. So, even if the car key is inside your home and the car is sitting a little way down the road, it can be stolen! To block the signal and thus prevent your car from being stolen, you can try a few different tricks. By far the cheapest and easiest trick is to wrap your car key in aluminium foil before putting it in your bag or pocket. This will disrupt the signal. You can also buy special metal wallets that will block the signal.

2. Muffin cases

Do you go for long drives regularly and does this mean you sometimes have a snack while you’re driving? Try placing paper muffin cases in the cup holder in your car. Why? If you put food or a drink in the cup holder, you’ll get crumbs and other spills on the muffin case instead of the car itself. This is especially handy when you’re eating a cookie. The muffin case will catch all of the crumbs and you can simply throw out the muffin case later. This will save you some time vacuuming!

3. Parking in winter

As soon as the temperature drops below zero at night, we need to scrape the ice from our windshields in the morning. This is very annoying because it costs you a lot of time. By using this handy parking trick you can prevent this annoying issue: park your car with its nose facing east. That’s where the sun comes up, which means the ice will melt from the windshield faster.

4. Cleaning with oil

When you have an older car, the leather interior can start to look a little dull. Many cleaning products won’t help fix this – in fact, they will probably only make it worse. By carefully rubbing your car upholstery with a little olive oil and a microfiber cloth, it will start to shine again. Skip your steering wheel when you do this, though, because the oil will cause you to have a less good grip on the wheel, which can be dangerous.

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Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of specific results and each person’s results may vary.

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