Prevent your car doors from hitting the walls of your garage by nailing pool noodles or soft foam in line with your car doors.
If you've got a tight garage and find yourself constantly banging the car doors on the walls and chipping the paint in the process, try this tip out.
More Autos & Vehicle Tips
When it's snowing, place a towel on the windshield so you don't have to scrape the snow/ice off.
No more hard labor. Simply remove the sheet and viola -- your neighbors will start copying you...
"Bake" condensation out of your headlamps
If you get condensation in your headlamps in your vehicle you can "bake" it dry. Remove the headlamp housing from your vehicle and make sure all bulbs are removed. Set your oven to 250 degrees. Place the headlamp on a piece of wet cardboard and check on it every 5 minutes until you're condensation free.
Want someone to stop tailgating you? Turn on your windshield wipers.
Careful with motorcyclists! My mom did this once and he drove up next to her and gave her a stiff middle finger. To her credit, she didn't intentionally do it -- she just wanted to clean her windshield.
Always carry the roadside essentials in your vehicle.
Jumper cables, a small jack, four way lug wrench, road flares, and maybe a MRE or two.
When renting a vehicle, always record a video of its current condition when you first get in.
This will provide evidence if you ever return it and are accused of damage that you didn't cause.
Have a stubborned oil filter and it‘s too tight to get a wrench in there? Use sandpaper to grip it.
Use a glove. Always. Use a glove.
Higher octane doesn‘t do anything for your car if it doesn‘t need it.
Don‘t put 93 octane gas in your car if it doesn‘t need it. It will not give you more horsepower. Instead it‘ll leave deposits in your engine.
Before embarking on a long drive, give your car a once-over.
Check the tires, lights, fluids, and make sure to have a spare tire (a real one and the tools to change it -- not just a donut tire).
Always learn the side-streets if you travel on a major thoroughfare.
They can, occasionally, be less congested.
If your car is stuck in the snow, use the floor mats to gain traction.
Place the mats in front of your wheels, and slowly drive onto them.