5 DIY Car Hacks to Reinvigorate Your Car
If people need some relaxing and rejuvenation every once in awhile in their busy and complicated lives, cars do need that too. Those old, not-so-old, and almost new vehicles that help us get to our destinations everyday also get tired.
Rapid Car Removal has been buying used cars in Melbourne for the last two decades and so. And believe us when we say we have seen used vehicles in all kinds of shapes and conditions, from the most filthy to the most amazingly like-new ones. So apart from the regular car washing, waxing, and vacuuming, there are other car hacks you can try to do to make your precious ride feel pampered and reinvigorated.
With that, we are here to provide you with easy DIY car tips and tricks to give your car that TLC it needs without leaving a dent on your wallets. We have carefully selected 5 ways that will surely make a difference in keeping your car from looking down and out:
#1: MAKE YOUR CAR’S EYES SPARKLE
Owners of used cars are often stressed about their car headlights turning yellow and foggy. Never fret, with just a tube of toothpaste (whitening, if possible), a clean cloth, and your arm muscles, they’ll look better in no time. Thoroughly rub the toothpaste in. Once you get your desired results, rinse it completely with water then wipe to dry. If you notice small cracks on it, give it a quick fix by applying some clear nail polish. This will also avoid moisture to build up inside your headlights. You may finish up with wax or furniture polish to really make them sparkle!
#2: FREE YOUR CAR FROM ITS OLD TATTOOS
If you have been through that phase where you think it’s so cool to make your car look like a trapper-keeper, well, it’s time to wake up and leave that behind because it’s no longer the 80’s or the 90’s. If you really want your baby to look like it’s fresh from the dealership or have just come out of the auto detailing shop, get rid of those expired registration stickers, decals, and other labels that are on your car’s body, windows, and windshield. If you want to neatly remove them without a sticky residue, you may use a newspaper that has been wet with warm water to take them off.
#3: KEEP YOUR CAR’S SKIN CLEAR & SMOOTH
Doing regular body washing and waxing is a no-brainer when it comes to cleaning your car’s exteriors. But sometimes, the regular car wash doesn’t seem to cut it when there are stubborn things or substances that have been stuck on your paint. So to solve that, after a good wash, head to your laundry area and get those dryer sheets. They should help you easily remove dead bugs, dried-up fruit and tree droppings, bird poo, and more.
#4: MAKE YOUR DASHBOARD DASHING
For you to really feel that your car is ‘like new’, you have to pay close attention to the parts that you actually in contact with – those that you always see and touch. You can get rid of the dust and dirt that are accumulated and stuck in the car vents and other interior crevices using a foam craft brush. Then, instead of the vacuum, use coffee filters to dust all the interior components. After that, give it a good polish by using some olive oil (that you probably just have in your kitchen).
#5: KEEP THE INTERIORS NEAT
All your efforts to make your car look nice and fresh will be in vain if you won’t keep it neat and clean. There’s no need for you to buy those pricey and fancy car accessories just to maintain an organised car. You have lots of items in your home that you can definitely use inside your car. To give you an idea, here are some examples:
- An empty gum/candy holder to hold loose coins inside your car
- Silicone or paper cupcake liners in the cup holders to easily catch spills and crumbs
- Shoe/slipper organiser to hold all the other items that you always need inside the car
- Cereal containers instead of normal trash cans to make it a bit more handy and pleasant-looking inside your car.
There more DIY projects you can do to give your car that R&R it needs. The most important thing left here is your commitment and desire to actually do-it-yourself. Well, it’s your car to begin with. So if you choose just to let it be, then it’s your call. Just remember, that everything you choose to do and not to do with your car will have an effect in the future.
Do you have a damaged car in your garage that is just rotting and rusting away because of poor maintenance and negligence? There’s no reason to sulk and regret. What you can do now is trust professional car wreckers like Rapid Car Removal, and you won’t feel bad about it anymore. Ask about our cash for cars and free car removal services now by calling 0438 942 754.