MOTORING experts have revealed their top tricks all motorists should use – but also tricks motorists should stop at a red light.
Dozens of tips have been shared on TikTok, with users explaining how to find hidden features in your car and how to keep the interior tidy.
Billions of people have watched the #carhacks trend, but there are a few things to avoid if you don’t want to pay a hefty repair bill.
The driving experts at Moneybarn have revealed their top tips to avoid any further damage to your vehicle.
From using squeaks to remove pet hair and placing silicone cupcake molds in the cup holder to keep them clean, there are dozens of cleaning tips to keep your car smelling fresh.
But experts have warned that some hacks appear to be harmless, while others can do more harm than good.
Some users have advised using olive oil to ensure you have a shiny panel – but if the oil is not wiped clean, it can be dangerous.
Experts have warned motorists to exercise caution when trying something different to clean your interior, and if using a new product like carpet cleaner, vinegar or baking soda, always test it on a small area, out of sight.
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A tried and tested method for defrosting a cold windshield has gone viral with over 145,000 likes on social media.
This method involves placing a large towel on the front of the car, even in winter.
In the morning, the towels will coagulate, leaving your windshield frost-free and ready to go.
Yet another trick to defrosting the screen can damage the glass on your windshield – causing lasting damage.
Users recommend that those watching should fill a bag with hot water and place it on the screen.
But this can crack the windshield if the temperature is too high.
Experts have warned that you shouldn’t use a piston to try to pull a dent out of a car – although it does work for minor bumps.
You should avoid this, as you could pull the metal too far and make it worse.
It’s best to leave the dent repair to the professionals.
A more bizarre trick has been posted online, with users being advised to use toothpaste to fade scratches and scuffs.
It has been tried by experts, but only certain mints work.
It’s best to avoid this attack, because you could end up scrubbing away your clear coat, exposing your paint to the natural elements.
THINGS NOT TO DO YOURSELF
Making your own homemade car wash foam has become popular in the summer, involving a hose and washing liquid to create a self-foaming car wash.
While it sounds great in theory, the sheer power of the hose can cause small debris to damage your paintwork – with experts recommending leaving that to the professionals.
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