steering-wheel-801994_1920Regardless of your car’s make and model, all cars are considered an expensive investment because if not well taken care of, it can cost both your time and money. Your car may have the best road performance under normal driving conditions, but as it treads upon rougher roads, you are also increasing its vulnerability to damages. When your car is showing hints that it is no longer safe for driving, you need to pay heed to some warning signs as they can save you a costly trip to the car repair shop.

• Chipped Paint

There is no need to head for the repair shop to get your paint redone because the solution to problems with chipped paint can be found right in your own home. When it comes to chipped paint, your wife’s nail polish will definitely do the trick. Make sure you use the same colour as your car paint.

• Frozen Door Handles

Door handles are more prone to damage during cold months, but this can be prevented by using alcohol or hand sanitizer. Just pour some hand sanitizer or alcohol on the door to remove the ice. There is no need  go to the car repair shop with these hacks.

• Dull Headlights

Headlights may look dull due to dirt, but restoring them to their best condition can be done using toothpaste. Simply put a generous amount of toothpaste on your car’s headlights and allow it to sit for a minute. Rub toothpaste using a soft cloth and rinse with water. Use a soft cloth to dry. This trick gives you shiny headlights.

• Dent

If you have problems with a dent, you do not have to bring your car immediately to a service shop because a toilet plunger can provide a good solution to it. However, you need to take note that this method is only suitable for medium dents. Make sure the plunger you are going to use is clean. Apply pressure when putting the plunger directly on the dent so it will be sucked out.

• Torn Rubber Gaskets

The first thing that comes to mind when dealing with torn rubber gaskets is using a car tool. However, there is one ingredient that can effectively solve the problem with rubber gaskets: cooking spray. All you need to do is to spray the parts of your door which are made of rubber. Allow the oil to seep in for one minute and wipe oil off with a tissue or towel. The oil provides moisture, causing seals to become tighter. As a result, you will no longer have to worry about replacing cracked rubber gaskets.

• Hardened Mud On The Engine

Hardened mud can be solved using dishwashing liquid and water. Before you perform this procedure, make sure that all things electrical are covered. To spray out the caked mud, use a power washer and dishwashing liquid. You can remove all the mud from the engine in a few minutes. Allow the engine to dry before putting all things back. When putting back the electrical wirings, make sure the cover is removed as well. While going to a car repair shop provides high quality service, simple car hacks can save you from making unnecessary trips especially when the problem can be solved using things that are already available at home.