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10 car saving tips every driver should know

According to a 2017 study by the AAA (American Automobile Association), owning, maintaining and operating an average car costs about $8,469 per year. It’s a considerable sum! Therefore, any idea that provides savings is more than welcome, don’t you think? We are not suggesting that you should sell your car and switch to public transport: what we bring you are amazing hacks that you will surely love.

O awesome.club Are you sure that all these tips will help you to spend less on your car. Put them into practice wisely! And be sure to check out the bonus at the end of this post: we’ve prepared a very easy test to prove your automotive knowledge;

1. How to get rid of bruises on bodywork without spending money?

Getting a dent in the bodywork of the car is always very uncomfortable, as repairs by a professional can be very expensive. Fortunately, hot water and a plunger can help solve the problem at no cost.


Boil some water. Pour it onto the dented area to make it more supple. Attach the plunger and pull until the bodywork is loosened.

If the dent is in the bumper area, you can try to reach the place from behind, undoing the deformation with your hands. Good luck!

2. How to remove small pieces of glass?

If you’ve been unlucky enough to break a car window, use masking tape to remove small fragments from carpet and floor surfaces where the vacuum can’t handle.

3. How to protect your car from clumsy neighbors in parking lots?

4. How to fog-proof your windshield?

Virtually every driver has experienced this problem, and maybe it has happened to you too. What few know is that there is an easy and cheap way to protect car windows. You will need shaving cream and two dry towels.

Take a dry towel. Apply some shaving cream. Rub on the windshield. Wipe the rest with the other dry towel. Enjoy your ride without fear of fog!

5. How to remember which side is the fuel tank?

The vast majority of cars have the tank entrance on the right. But there is an infallible tip not to get confused. Most cars have an arrow on the dashboard indicator showing where the tank is.

6. How to pour oil into a car without a funnel?

In case you need to put oil in your car’s compartment, but you don’t have a funnel, use a screwdriver. If you don’t have this tool at hand either, take a sheet of paper and roll it into a cone shape.

7. How to clean the headlights without leaving home?

Over time, the plastic that headlights are made of can become dull. Use toothpaste to make your headlights like new almost effortlessly.

How to make:

Put the toothpaste on your fingers (or on a cloth). Rub the products into the headlights in a circular motion. Take a paper towel to rub the paste further, in repeated motions. Let it act for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove toothpaste with a damp cloth or paper towel (or just rinse with water).

The method works best when some whitening toothpaste is used.

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8. How to increase the range of your remote control?

Have you ever heard that touching the car remote control with your chin increases your range power? Well, according to this text, the trick really works. William Van Winkle did the test and got satisfactory results: on average, the controller touched with the chin worked 42 steps further than normal.

9. How to free a car without any difficulties?

If you are an adventurer, you must have already been through this situation. When friends are around to help push the car, that’s fine. But what if you are alone?

The answer is simple. Find a piece of wood (a strong branch will also work) and attach it to the wheel. Accelerate slowly, and presto!

10. How to check if you need to buy new tires for the next season?

We suggest a simple test to see if you will need to change your car tires next season. Take a coin and place it in several tread grooves. If you can see the upper part of the figure behind the coin, the tires are worn out and need to be replaced as soon as possible. If a part of the head of the figure is covered, it means that there is a few centimeters of depth in the surface of the band.

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Do you know any other tips for drivers? Leave a comment by sharing them with us!

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