Caring for your vehicle’s appearance is very important if you want it to stay looking nice for years down the road. Cosmetic treatments are often full of chemicals and can come with a heavy price tag as well. You can skip the expense by using the following tips:
1. If you have a ding in your car’s paint job and no money to fix it right now, use clear nail polish to keep it from rusting and spreading.
2. With cooler weather on the way, frost is sure to follow. To skip the scraping in the morning, spray your window down with rubbing alcohol.
3. If you have automatic antennas, avoid having them get stuck by occasionally rubbing them down with wax paper.
4. Corral your car clutter with an over the door shoe organizer. Cut one down (or use a shorter one if you can find it) so it fits on the back of your car seat. Place pens, crayons, little toys and papers in it.
7. If you drive an older car and need to get going fast and don’t have time to heat up the car in the winter, use your blow dryer on the carburetor for a few moments.
8. If you have a frozen lock, don’t call for help. Instead heat your key with a match or a lighter and then try again.
9. To keep your trunk from freezing, rub vegetable oil on the gasket/seal.
10. To get better traction in the snow, keep sand in your trunk in a small container. You don’t need to lug a huge container, just make sure to refill when you use it.
11. Keep a candle in your car for emergency winter light and heat. With the days getting shorter, you don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road changing a tire in the dark.
12. To prevent corrosion on your battery, rub them with petroleum jelly. To clean what is already there, make a baking soda paste and leave on for 1 hour before removing.
13. For car care in the engine such as checking oil or changing it, during cold months, keep a pair of old socks in your trunk rather than mess up nice gloves.
What else do you do to care for your car during winter months? Jot them down in the comment section 🙂