There seems to be a life hack for everything these days, and we couldn’t resist jumping on board with our own suggestions for making your car look shiny and new. Yes, there’s an express car wash at nearly every gas station it seems but for those of you looking for a DIY detailing, these car hacks are easy and effective. Watch the videos or simply follow our easy instructions.
AIS Car Hack #1: Toothpaste on Your Headlights
What You’ll Need: Toothpaste (white works best), toothbrush (or nail brush), water, clean cloth
Most headlights seem to dim over time, but in reality it’s not the bulb that’s problematic — it’s the film that needs to be removed from your headlights. Everyone seems to have their own solution for how to scrub the surface best, but we recommend using regular white toothpaste with a sturdy tooth or nail brush. Put some elbow grease into the scrubbing action to really make those headlights sparkle. Wipe clean with a moistened cloth.
AIS Car Hack #2: Hair Conditioner as Car Wax
What You’ll Need: Creamy hair conditioner, water, clean cloth
Grab a bucket and fill it with water and conditioner. Mix the solution and use it to rinse your car after a good washing, even the windshield! The conditioner acts much like wax in making your car shiny. Conditioner is also water repellent and will prevent water spots from forming on your car. Once you learn this trick, you’ll never go back to the laborious task of waxing every inch of your car. It also beats the spot-free rinse at the local gas station’s car wash.
AIS Car Hack #3: Baking Soda for Your Wheels
What You’ll Need: Baking soda, water, clean cloth
Got black streaks along your rims? It’s easy to clean them off using baking soda, which is abrasive enough to wipe off the grease without scratching the surface. Just moisten your cloth, sprinkle some baking soda and scrub. Repeat until your wheels are as shiny and clean as you’d like them to be. Do not use baking soda on any other parts of the car, however, which will likely get scratched up.
Car Insurance Hack: Get Multiple Insurance Quotes in 1 Call for the Lowest Rate
What You’ll Need: A phone, your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Call (888) 772-4247 and see what kinds of Auto Insurance rates the Insurance Specialists at AIS can bring you from their top-rated insurance companies. On average, AIS customers save over $600 a year in Car Insurance. This may be the easiest hack you ever perform!
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