23 Insanely Easy Tips and Tricks Every Driver Should Know

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A majority of adults drive cars, so why not make the trip from point A to point B — and the upkeep of your car — a little bit easier?

No, these tips and tricks won’t make you a certified mechanic or magically eliminate those people who can’t seem to exert enough energy to slightly lift one finger and use their turn signal, but they can make general upkeep and travel a little bit less stressful.

Simply buff your headlights with toothpaste on a soft cloth, and they’ll look good as new in minutes.

Hang a tennis ball in your garage so you know exactly when to stop backing up.

Instead of fumbling around for 15 minutes and breaking your nails, use a staple remover to easily open a key ring.

Simply dab a little olive or vegetable oil on the coffee filter and then rub it over your car’s console. If you don’t want to use the oils, feel free to go without it or use another cleaning solution instead.

(The filters are much better as cleaners than dryer sheets, which are often recommended as well, because dryer sheets can contain a lot of chemicals.)