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16 Driving Hacks from Experienced Drivers

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10 amazing driving tricks that will make you a better driver and your life easier. These tips are useful for both beginners and professionals. Are you an experienced driver? Then you surely know that having a car is not easy. You have to deal with many little problems all the time: a scratch here, window crack there… You also have to watch out for the safety of your car. Do you want to learn how to keep your coffee cup safe at speed? To make your life easier, we collected some tips that are useful for both beginners and professionals! TIMESTAMPS Nail polish can almost hide a small scratch 0:47 Clear nail polish can stop a windshield crack 1:17 Turn the steering wheel when you need to leave the car 1:37 Get rid of the bright sun 2:08 A bay leaf to prevent car sickness 2:36 A smart sunglasses holder 2:57 A lemon helps to prevent drowsiness while driving 3:21 Enhanced cupholder 3:46 Hang a tennis ball in the garage 4:15 Check the oil quality 4:40 Check the gas quality 5:43 Super fast car ventilation 6:55 Use static electricity to fight with your pet's hair 7:25 How to avoid car doors' freezing 8:00 Use potato not to let your car windows fog 8:20 A road-trip with kids 8:46 SUMMARY - After you find the perfect match, put some on the scratch. After the nail polish dries, just buff the scratch a little to make it smooth. - To combat such cracks, use clear nail polish. Put 2 or 3 layers on the crack, and it will stop the crack from growing. - The steering wheel is already too hot to touch! To avoid this, turn the steering wheel by 180 degrees when leaving the car. The part you use to drive will stay in the shadow. - In order not to get blinded by the sun, take an acrylic sheet and put it on the windshield. Acrylic is easily attached to the windshield thanks to static electricity, and it protects your eyes from ultraviolet rays very well. - If you've got a long road ahead of you and you are worried that you might get car sick, there is a fantastic solution! You may be surprised, but you just need to put a bay leaf under your tongue. - Are you one of those people who doesn't know where to put their sunglasses in the car? There is just the place: put them on the sun visor. This way you'll make sure your glasses won't fall on a bumpy road. - If you are feeling a bit drowsy when driving, put a piece of lemon under your tongue. This will wake you up very quickly. But still, we don't recommend you to drive when you are tired. - This advice will come in handy to those who find that their cupholder isn't reliable enough. Put a little silicone cupcake case on the bottom of the cupholder. This way, your coffee cup will be secured inside, and all the little pieces of trash will be in the case. - A tennis ball hanging in the garage can be a point which shows that a wall is near. The ball will help you to feel the car's size more easily, so you won't drive further than necessary. - Heat the engine for 5-10 minutes, and cut the ignition off. Open the hood, and put a couple of oil drops onto a sheet of paper. Carefully take the sheet in a warm place and wait for 2 hours for the oil to dry. - Put a drop of gas on a white sheet of paper, blow on it, and wait for the drop to evaporate. If the paper is perfectly white after the experiment, it means that you are using good-quality gas. If there is a greasy spot, it means there is some kerosene in the gas. - Open a door and one of the front windows. Then open and close the door on the opposite side of the car. Do it a couple of times - this trick helps to cool down the car quickly, and it also gets rid of unpleasant smells easily. - All you need is a pair of latex gloves. Put them on and rub your gloved hands against the carpet. It will create static electricity which in turn will help pet hair to resurface. - When the windows in the car start fogging from the inside, you need to cut a potato in two parts. Then rub the potato on the windows from the inside and let them dry. - Use a shower organizer to keep everything you need on the way, from diapers to bottles with water and some games. Just fix it to the seat in front of you and enjoy your organized ride! Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/ SMART Youtube: https://goo.gl/JTfP6L 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit: http://www.brightside.me/
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Mugo Kiberenge (9 hours ago)
Pure sugarcane with mint Juice also a good energizer
Hamtaro King (1 day ago)
16 bad practises to worsen driving experiences
Mrmiscellaneous27 (2 days ago)
Anyone here watch the video because of the Soarer steering wheel?
Abdul Rashid Wani (3 days ago)
Give some driving tips...
Tomas Magnum (3 days ago)
This is nonsense!
Ashish Kulkarni (5 days ago)
I hold the lower part of the steering wheel to drive...some of these hacks are very situation and habit specific
Myrmidon 1488 (6 days ago)
Solution to #12. Put a sun shade on your windshield. #8 A piece of wood near the wall. Your tires will hit the wood before you hit the wall, letting you know your close to the wall.
benaye slink (6 days ago)
wow like if you just unsubscribed, lol
Car__ News (8 days ago)
Joey PR (10 days ago)
This is master trolling at its finest.
Praba Karan (11 days ago)
Can we use the oil checking method in 2 wheelers too?
Sotiri T (12 days ago)
wheels don't turn 180 degrees
Tomislav Hranietzsche (14 days ago)
If u crash your car, just spray it with some WD-40 and all is ok again.
Adnan Abdillah Ghifari (14 days ago)
My dad like to put a steering wheel 180° on hot weather to keep it cold
Nick Jupp (14 days ago)
17- pull one off over your shift stick to stop someone driving away in your car'..
Ben Rookyard (15 days ago)
You should do a vid on how to make yourself sound like a tosser
MokiWoki 3850 (15 days ago)
Which potatoes;raw or cooked?
Joseph Leisure (15 days ago)
Do NOT put nail polish on your car if you actually care about it.
Playlist House (15 days ago)
I have a great tip for when ppl keep honking at you. Simply get out your car and drag the person out their car and knock them out. Now you dont have an anoying person honking at you and you can drive piecefully ☺️
ujjwal Ghosh (16 days ago)
I like to give beens!!!!
Jelto Dadi (16 days ago)
nice driveng so beautiful
Trevor Morgan (16 days ago)
Put nails under your tongue to prevent drowsiness
moncy philip (17 days ago)
i am a kid
almeisam (17 days ago)
Gads you guys waste a lot of time with the intros in yuour videos.
Guest Vine (18 days ago)
All the things youtube channels do for money.. This video was just disgusting, absolutely nothing useful.
Harry Webb (18 days ago)
Turning your steering wheel when you park your car is an idiotic idea. Just cover it with a white towel. Turning the steering wheel turns the wheel so that it sticks into the road. If someone hits the wheel, all the steering rods connecting it to the steering gear will be damaged. Very Bad advice that!
Frank Carver (18 days ago)
I don't know anyone who doesn't put their sunglasses on the visor
gle tube (19 days ago)
What was the red sweater for in the thumbnail?
Taxi Dashcam (19 days ago)
Amazing, well maybe try it in a car.
Jeff F (20 days ago)
I love how people say that turning the steering wheel is bad for the steering mechanism. Because we all know using the mechanism for its designed and engineered purpose is the worst thing you can do.
All Together Now! (20 days ago)
I don't know if anyone knows this one but get some vinegar and a spray bottle to melt ice on a windshield. Hopefully this will help!
Jasper Alanano (20 days ago)
I scratched my Toyota Land cruiser
Insígnia (21 days ago)
That thumbnail looks like it took 5 seconds
Fabian Cruz (21 days ago)
whats a car?
Ahmed Ali (21 days ago)
If I want to ventilate my car one friend taught me slightly opening a front window and opening the opposite side back window it will change the air inside in seconds
Ahmed Ali (21 days ago)
While driving of course
Carson (21 days ago)
Instead of turning your wheel when you park, you could also lay a wash cloths or shirt or something of that sort over the steering wheel, it will do the same thing! BONUS TIP: If you think there will be frost in the morning, just put a blanket or towel over the windshield, it will stop the frost and save you gas from having to leave the car running while it defrosts
Yusuf Farah (22 days ago)
If you feel sleepy don’t drive anymore just sleep that is what you need
Abul Rashidd (23 days ago)
Pl show 3 wheelers.
Paul Churchill (23 days ago)
Nothing usefull to me here
amirreza jamadi (24 days ago)
your videos are rubish Idk why u get views!
Anthny Manzano-VelA (24 days ago)
I don't think it's a good idea to put your parking ticket somewhere visible or leaving it in the car either. As a former car park attendant and trainer, you should keep your parking ticket in your pocket or wallet or stick it in your car keys (key chain). This may give a little added protection in case the car is stolen, since a lost ticket will be issued upon leaving the car park (meaning the security may have gotten the identity of the thief) plus since they will be halted at the car park exit waiting for their lost ticket receipt, that may just give a little bit more time for you to call the security if you happen to be leaving the car park too at the same time.
Groundhog (25 days ago)
#clickbait Where are the 10 amazing tricks to improve driving? 👎 No sub.
Mike (25 days ago)
This video sucks. A bunch of useless bad advice!
Gary Gorospe (26 days ago)
Why y'all getting butthurt over car tips?
Edwin van den Akker (26 days ago)
6:05 but how to check it for diesel?
SDFG SDFG (27 days ago)
7:09 lame! car is a hatch. better to open its boot and front doors. 10x quicker to cool it down.
Mr AlanOReilly (27 days ago)
Always keep at least 10 dollars in single notes in the glovebox of your car, You never know when you will have to stop at a gas station for a number 2 and discover that there is no loo paper. If you are worried about the cost involved in using the loo, just remember that you can always bring them home with you and wash them afterwards. Nobody can ever say that you don't recycle.
Hudsonsoul (28 days ago)
Don't turn your steering down if someone else may possibly drive it.
Levi K (28 days ago)
So pretty much the whole video is just 1 hack ? Called common sense
Jocelyn Hancock (29 days ago)
Never Drink & Drive.......you might spill it!!
Volley Spiker (29 days ago)
9.30 minutes wasted..
Vishaal Pamulapati (1 month ago)
Never park the car with the wheels turned. It adds uneven load on the suspension
Harry Balls (1 month ago)
steering wheels don't turn 180 degrees
Nicolas Cacace (1 month ago)
Gas...? Gas is a vapour
Nightmare Freddy (1 month ago)
Why would u put nail polish on a scratch? It will eventually come off.
David Harris (6 days ago)
So does touchup paint just protects the finish for a while.
Seth Pond (1 month ago)
Good thing I keep manganese handy at all times...
Marco (1 month ago)
Taranjeet Singh (1 month ago)
Some people have to know how to park & drive than these hacks
Hanish Verma (1 month ago)
Ty 4 information Very useful
Building Trades (1 month ago)
Don't forget to fill your turn signal fluid reservoir...
Robert Emmett (1 month ago)
They have this really fancy nail polish at the dealership. It's called touch up paint !!!
Jett Buenavides (1 month ago)
I. Better Know Driving When i Grow Up
GamerManiac (1 month ago)
Nail polish, really..? Lol
ANIL S NAIR (1 month ago)
Yeah we understand your efforts. But this tagline not justified
Jake Henniger-Anderson (1 month ago)
Sigurdur Breki (1 month ago)
It is not good to turn the steering wheel upside down because we need to see the Dashboard
Vinko Purgar (1 month ago)
I don't get the American and their obession with oil. In Europe, we change oil once a year and that's it. If you need to top up or even change, it means your engine is in trouble and you should check with a qualified garage.
Karl Rovey (1 month ago)
You either don't drive as much or you're ruining your engine. Oil breaks down over time. It picks up dirt and becomes less and less effective. Given the miles and conditions driven by American drivers, most cars need an oil change every three months or so.
Raashid ts (1 month ago)
Thanks guys Very nice tips
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xXAwesome DudeXx (1 month ago)
Is this the first vid?
Chichu 577 (1 month ago)
Almost good
PolizeiPaul (1 month ago)
Scratches, Well to me it's no issue, I'm just worried about my car getting me to and from work but for those who ARE worried bout this, If minor you need a cream known as Finesse Cream and a buffer, You apply about a dime sized blob of cream and buff it in circular motions,then use a 75% alcohol-24%water spray to remove the haze, Scratch should be gone if not repeat process.
Michael Lucas (1 month ago)
funny how people watch a "driving hacks video" yet comment like proffesional race car drivers.... believe me fam noone who can drive properly watches these
darwin ang (1 month ago)
we just cover the steering wheel with a newspaper of t shirt
Dozen Dozen (1 month ago)
TomT (1 month ago)
Potato, Cooking Oil?! - this sounds like a guide sponsored by fast food. Questionable advice.
Michael Wilson (1 month ago)
I'm going to go rub a potato on my windows right now!
red 9999 (1 month ago)
stop hacking my life
lucutes /// SuperCell /// Other * (1 month ago)
is it safe to fuel my car with plutonium
Ethaara (1 month ago)
the 14 is a simple technical crime against your car, but go on...
Steve Johnson (1 month ago)
check oil and gas quality with drops on paper...ok? Maybe I can smell the exhaust prior to my next smog inspection to be sure I'll pass.....or clap my hands three times before every drive to prevent an accident.
Warrior420 (1 month ago)
#14 "turn your wheel 180 degrees" and leave your front wheels sticking out like a ****
Karl Rovey (1 month ago)
You're actally supposed to do that when you parallel park. Unless you're on a decline, you turn the wheels away from the curb (do the opposite if you're on a decline).
Shutto (1 month ago)
whats up with the tone bruh
Alex Garrood (1 month ago)
This is cringe
xd Hypenader (1 month ago)
Miklós Monostory (1 month ago)
I watched the first two. None of them connected to driving. Thumb down.
Dan Strayer (1 month ago)
using the word HACK? automatic thumbs down
vivek sai (1 month ago)
i dont have car but why i am watching this ????
ChibA TribE (1 month ago)
Why can we just put an acrylitic sheet when we park so steering wont heat up
Race Frazier (2 months ago)
Most of the "tricks" I thought were common knowledge. Others are ridiculous. Oh...Im getting sleepy. Good thing I brought this lemon. If ya have to stop for the lemon just get some coffee. Shout out to the silicone cupcake wrapper in the cup holder, but I'm sure there are some cars that the cup holder is a ring and has no bottom.
Damien Rocks (2 months ago)
# 14 Not in the Arizona, Nevada or Californian deserts
Marcin Rybka (2 months ago)
9,30 minutes of life completely wasted...
Khb 888 (2 months ago)
4:10 My trick is to turn on fog lights at the wall and park well based on the distance between each fog light
Bhupinder Kumar (2 months ago)
In winters if front window is foggy just ON your colling (AC) when fog is removed u can switch it off that easy it is
Dan dd (2 months ago)
to all those tips you can add how to change blinker fluid
Dekho India (2 months ago)
Nice keep it up
Timmsy (2 months ago)
14. Is a load of. ...
Amadeus Kowalski (2 months ago)
Not sure if this guy is serious or not..
Bill Does Stuff (2 months ago)
The Potato is not the best. Toothpaste is. Saw a guy test it on Youtube. All kinds of home solutions for antifog and toothpaste wins, hands down over anything. Just don't rub it in, cause the abrasives are not good for glass or plastics over time. Smear it on wipe it off. Stomps all other antifog.
Nic Lothering (2 months ago)
If you do not have time or temporarily short of cash - open car window slightly. This will prevent heat built up and the pressure cracking the windscreen at a much faster rate.