Cars are an expensive toy for us to have. They need lots of gas, lots of maintenance, and let’s not even get started about how much it costs just to get the thing in your garage in the first place. Turns out though, those car experts have been hiding little tricks from us just so they can make a few extra bucks taken from our hard-earned wallets. Time to turn the tables on them and learn the tricks and hacks that you wish you’d known from the start.
1. A Strange Way To Increase The Range Of A Fob Key
Although this may seem like a trick, this hack actually works. Many cars today use keyless fobs, but they only work from a certain range. Next time you try to unlock your car, but you are out of reach, place the fob on your chin, and try again.
It might seem like it won’t work, but somehow your chin increases the key range. Apparently, brain waves can extend the reach, but we can’t say if that is scientifically proven or not. It won’t hurt to try, and it might actually work.
2. Check Your Tires With A Penny
Checking your tires is an essential part of maintaining your car. They wear down over time, and you have to know when to get new ones. The penny test will help you determine whether you need new tires or not.
Tire condition is measured by the depth of its thread. Therefore, when you take a penny and put Lincoln’s head facing down, the amount of tire covering his head will determine if you need new ones. If nothing is covering his head, it is time to get new tires.
3. Pull Out Dents With This Bathroom Tool
It is easy to mess up your car every once in a while. Dents, scratches, and knicks happen in the wear and tear process. If you do have a dent in your car and don’t want to take it to the auto shop, look no further than your bathroom.
Grab the plunger from your bathroom and stick it onto the center of the dent. Pull as hard as you can until the dent is evened out. You can repeat the process until you are satisfied with the quick repair. It is a cheaper way to keep your car looking nice. Advertisement
4. Don’t Forget To Unfreeze The Key Hole
If you live in a place where the winters are freezing, then you will understand the struggles of defrosting the car in the morning. When the temperatures drop, your car can freeze, including the keyhole. This will make your morning te times worse if you don’t know how to fix it.
All you need is some hand sanitizer, which we all have right now. Then, you put as much sanitizer into the lock as possible and the alcohol with heat up the ice and unfreeze it. When you need to get into your car quickly, you don’t have time to wait around for it to melt naturally.