16 Driving Hacks from Experienced Drivers

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  • Published: 07 October 2017
  • 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!

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Comments • 2 991

  • BRIGHT SIDE
    BRIGHT SIDE   8 months back

    Hey guys, what's the car you'd LOVE to have?

  • Fallout Ghoul
    Fallout Ghoul  2 days back

    You try his tips. They see you flying off a free way bridge

    • Muawia Senpai
      Muawia Senpai  2 days back

      Can any one explain to me the thumbnail?

      • Ida S
        Ida S  3 days back

        Nr 14 is not clever. If you park your car with wheels turned like that you CV joints won't last.

        • george alin
          george alin  1 weeks back

          the pauses between the words are killing me....you are so desperate to fill those 10 minutes ...

          • Color MehJewish
            Color MehJewish  1 weeks back

            The potato does not actually work.
            ChrisFix proved it to be a total myth

            • David Doyle
              David Doyle  2 weeks back

              Use a shower curtain on the window screen for frosty nights it will prevent ice building up on the window and save you deicer and time. I always keep a loaded bottle of water of window screen wash in the boot/trunk of my car incase I run out or forgot to top it up before I’ve left off.

              • James Brown
                James Brown  3 weeks back

                Yeah great tips, turn your wheel 180' when parking and leave your front wheels sticking out, stunning tips mate. What a waste of 10 minutes

                • Asa Faatamalii
                  Asa Faatamalii  3 weeks back

                  Bullshyt

                  • ride1973
                    ride1973  3 weeks back

                    I always drink some boose before driving, that helps me not to fear other drivers.

                    • Matys
                      Matys  3 weeks back

                      Tricks nothing to do with driving

                      • seetherbridge3
                        seetherbridge3  3 weeks back

                        Dry steering isn't the best for your tyres, so why would I do it every time I park just to have a cool wheel when I get back in!?

                        • Xeno dude
                          Xeno dude  4 weeks back

                          1:43 having a puegot is bad enough lol

                          • I Run
                            I Run  4 weeks back

                            16 Tips from Experienced Youtube Viewer - 1 . Don't believe bright side

                            • Jayden Okpara
                              Jayden Okpara  4 weeks back

                              how to avoid car doorses freezing?
                              is this correct? 8:01

                              • Dickson Ohene Amoah
                                Dickson Ohene Amoah  1 months back

                                Love this but can you out more light on the ball??
                                Can't get the function of the hanging ball.

                                • Thor
                                  Thor  1 months back

                                  About using WD-40 for foggy headlights

                                  • XxgamermazenproguyXx Roblox gamer

                                    Hey, Bright side, i saw a 7 year old girl driving a real car

                                    • Leopold Elwes
                                      Leopold Elwes  1 months back

                                      Never use nail polish. Fix it properly or risk further damage.

                                      • Randy Flores
                                        Randy Flores  1 months back

                                        Nail polish has acitone , a chemical used as a paint stripper ...

                                        • Andrei Skovorodin
                                          Andrei Skovorodin  1 months back

                                          #14 This is a bad idea. Why? Cause when you rotate the steering wheel, you will put tires to big pressure, what will wear a tire even more, cause of rotate wheels in still.

                                          • Ryan Scherbluk
                                            Ryan Scherbluk  1 months back

                                            To help step 14 just buy a cheap window shade. When you park throw it up in the window and hold it up with your window visors. It will keep the dash and steering wheel shades and when you get back the wheel shouldn’t be as hot to the touch.

                                            • Nickolia Bois
                                              Nickolia Bois  2 months back

                                              Real hack, if your catalytic converter is causing your car to bog down just buy a 5$ bottle of paint thinner from Walmart put it in the gas tank then fill the tank with 10 gallons of gas drive until the car is about empty before filling back up. This will clean the catalytic converter and the car will drive with out bogging down, just make sure it's regular paint thinner.

                                              • Pvt. Parts
                                                Pvt. Parts  2 months back

                                                Nail polish is slightly acidic, it will eat the paint around it. Also windshield glass is tempered, nail polish wont do jack.
                                                Putting anything on yoir windshield like cellophane sheets etc tends to be illegal.
                                                Turning your steering wheel while stopped wears your steering rack and tires (dont do it), if you dont like hot steering wheels invest in a screen for the window or a wheel cover.

                                                • 363rs
                                                  363rs  2 months back

                                                  Idiotic suggestions given by "wanna sound cool" clown. What a waste of my time...

                                                  • Yola Montalvan
                                                    Yola Montalvan  2 months back

                                                    Will the bay leaves and the cup holder make me a good driver?

                                                    • vtr0104
                                                      vtr0104  2 months back

                                                      What the heck even was this video?.... Nothing here has to do with actually improving driving.

                                                      You could've told people to check their tire pressures and brakes before long trips or to always clean windows and mirrors for good visibility.
                                                      To not cheap out on good wipers and to check oil, coolant, brake fluid and washer levels regularly. To get proper sleep before long trips so you don't lose focus.

                                                      Or more practical stuff like being gentle with accelerating, braking and directional changes to avoid drive-train wear and to not get your passengers sick.
                                                      Smooth driving is controlled driving.

                                                      Maybe how to allow distance from vehicles in front and to double-check mirrors before initiating an overtake, or how to always keep your foot on the brake while in a column of cars in case of rear-end incidents so you don't cause a domino-effect.

                                                      How about not coasting out of gear on a slope and making sure you're geared-down enough when a climb is coming up? Or turning your wheel towards a curb when parking on an incline, in case your handbrake and transmission fail (almost never happens)

                                                      I dunno, this sort of stuff would have seemed like useful tips, not cleaning a cup-holder or avoiding hot-hands...

                                                      • Barnil kashyap
                                                        Barnil kashyap  2 months back

                                                        I know one trick that is if there is a crash in headlight we have to put colgate for 1 min then wipe with a clean cloth and see what what will happen it will shine like a new.

                                                        • Shoter Dpace
                                                          Shoter Dpace  2 months back

                                                          If fog inside simple use ur ac this will help easily

                                                          • Malik Amir
                                                            Malik Amir  2 months back

                                                            Thanks 😃

                                                            • Bozata BG
                                                              Bozata BG  2 months back

                                                              The tumbnail is just no

                                                              • kurayami893
                                                                kurayami893  2 months back

                                                                they have this switch that turn on a turn signal. Neat trick to show people your switching lane

                                                                • Eagleman 83
                                                                  Eagleman 83  2 months back

                                                                  I really wouldn't advise setting light to petrol lol

                                                                  • Ara Bozadjian
                                                                    Ara Bozadjian  2 months back

                                                                    zero driving hacks were found in this video.

                                                                    • Milosh
                                                                      Milosh  2 months back

                                                                      #5 you could probably just use air conditioning so um

                                                                      • James Matthews
                                                                        James Matthews  2 months back

                                                                        Lame.

                                                                        • Atharva Umrikar
                                                                          Atharva Umrikar  3 months back

                                                                          Swift

                                                                          • Shauree 5HADE2 7ECH
                                                                            Shauree 5HADE2 7ECH  3 months back

                                                                            Ladies are gonna love it 😜

                                                                            • lutfil hadhi
                                                                              lutfil hadhi  3 months back

                                                                              My daddy my daddy drive the car so fast can I ask my daddy to slow down

                                                                              • Dijo Daison
                                                                                Dijo Daison  3 months back

                                                                                0:44 and you go

                                                                                • WolfieXD
                                                                                  WolfieXD  3 months back

                                                                                  What tf is this? If the sheet of paper has a stain it means theres kerosene in the gas?? Kerosine is for aeroplanes you donkey so why would they mix it with petroleum? To save £0.10?

                                                                                  • Mir Tasman Hossain
                                                                                    Mir Tasman Hossain  3 months back

                                                                                    What did you mean by GAS, CNG GAS??

                                                                                    • Mohammed Mohammed
                                                                                      Mohammed Mohammed  3 months back

                                                                                      Thank you

                                                                                      • Unplugged Zombie
                                                                                        Unplugged Zombie  3 months back

                                                                                        Best go and buy some f**k**g nail polish then...

                                                                                        • Muriko 69
                                                                                          Muriko 69  3 months back

                                                                                          The conmentators'voice...mmmph...Wondering how you sound like when intimate...What am saying is...love your tone and atticultions!

                                                                                          • Joshua Quick
                                                                                            Joshua Quick  3 months back

                                                                                            I have performed the oil and gas checks, in addition to brake fluid and engine coolant. My mom used to do the shower organizer one when I was younger.

                                                                                            • Joey Kiss
                                                                                              Joey Kiss  3 months back

                                                                                              If you dont want your windows to fog put shavin cream on them wotks a charm

                                                                                              • Rose Hutchful
                                                                                                Rose Hutchful  3 months back

                                                                                                Good, thank you.