Intro: The 5 GREATEST Automotive DIY Tricks!
Welcome back to another tricks article
Step 1: LET PHYSICS DO THE WORK FOR YOU
Tire change season is right around the corner, why not do it yourself?! Here’s a cool trick that’ll save your back. Instead of lifting your wheel like this, grab yourself a long pry bar or even a piece of 2x4 with a couple of shims under and let physics do the work for you, this trick works best with bigger, heavier wheels of course but works just as well for small ones too.
Step 2: GAS ARROW
I bet you anything this happened to you once and you wished you knew the answer, check it out! In your dashboard there’s a small arrow next to your gas light indicator that points on which side your gas trap is, yep it’s been there the whole time.
Step 3: CLEAN YOUR WHEELS
If you’re an automotive clean freak like me, here’s one for you. Instead of using expensive products to clean your wheels, use VIM with bleach, it’ll get those white walls looking brand new and will save you a ton of money in the long run!
Step 4: CURE RUST
Rust is inevitable, but here’s an inexpensive way that’ll slow down the process considerably. Get yourself some mechanic’s grease and put a blob of it on the area that’s affected, it’ll isolate the problem temporarily till you get it fixed.
Step 5: BETTER BE SAFE THAN SORRY
As a last trick, whenever you change your windshield wipers, don’t discard the old ones, keep them and store them under your seat or in your trunk, in the event that one breaks off, you’ll have a spare one with you and you won’t be stuck with a wiper arms scratching your windshield