Cars have become a great part of day-to-day lives for everyone. Whether you use it to commute to work or go on a long road trip, people tend to spend a good chunk of time inside these trusty vehicles.
Although, if you want to keep your car in good condition and fit for the roads, it needs to pass certain tests which are known as Pink Slip or eSafety Checks. A pink slip in NSW is basically a letter from your mechanic stating that your car is in good working order and fit for the roads. So, if your car is over a certain age then it will require a pink slip to register.
In order to get a pink slip, your mechanic will inspect your car and will issue a pink slip or list of repairs needed for it to pass inspection. Moreover, the mechanic will also submit a report to Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on the outcome of the inspection.
After your vehicle passes the inspection and receives pink slip then you have up to 42 days to use it to register your vehicle. However, if you want to keep your car in the tip-top condition then here are some easy car hacks which will definitely help you in maintaining it.
If your car stinks then dryer sheets are a great alternative to freshen up your car. You can place these sheets under the seats and in the vents for a constant source of fresh smell or you can just place an open box in the back seat of your car.
Easy Trash Can
If you don’t want to collect garbage in your car then a plastic cereal storage box is a great and inexpensive way to keep the trash under control. All you need to do is pick a box with a lid, place a trash bag inside and you are good to go.
Scratches on a car are one of the most annoying and heartbreaking things. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to it. Just pick out a colour that closely resembles the tint of your car.
In order to increase safety while driving, eliminate blind spots on the side of your car. So, you should position your side mirrors to a point where you cannot see your own car.
Restoring the Interior
To make your interior shine, dab a rag or coffee filter in olive oil can do wonders to your car’s dashboard. Olive oil can be used to clean up glass surfaces like the display on a CD deck or the touchscreen.
Headlights tend to get dirty with time. So, to keep the headlights shine bright, apply some toothpaste with a firm brush. Wipe the toothpaste away with a clean cloth to reveal the new headlights.
Cracks in the windshield can spread over time when not fixed properly. In order to keep the crack from spreading, put a layer of clear nail polish on both sides of the windshield.
Fuel Tank Remainder
It is difficult to remember which side of the car the gas tank is located. Luckily, most vehicles have an arrow marked next to the fuel gauge that will tell you which side to park on at the gas station.
Back Seat Organizers
Whether you are traveling with your children or carrying too much stuff then back seat organizers can help things in order. You could attach a shower organizer or a shoe organizer to the back of the seat and place all of your important items inside the pocket.
The trunk is one of the messiest places in a car. Use a shower caddy to keep everything well organized and contained to avoid things rolling around in the back of your car.
If you want to remove old windshield stickers then use a newspaper and some warm water. Just soak the paper in the water and then apply it to the sticker for ten minutes.
Park the Car Facing East
Parking the car facing east will melt all the snow collected and will save your time in the morning. This is because of the sunrises from the east.
Cell Phone Holder
If you don’t have a place to keep your cell phone then all you need is a rubber band can do the trick.
So, these were some easy hacks to maintain your car in the best condition. However, if there is any physical damage on the car or it needs some sort of repair then take it to the nearby Randwick automotive center.