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10 Ingenious Car Hacks

Whether you’re going on a road trip or just driving to work, these hacks will surely come in handy.

Instant Car Cool Down

The next time your car is taking forever to cool down, try opening a window, and then repeatedly opening and closing the door on it. That’ll get your ride cooling down in a minute.

The All-Seeing Pizza Guy

The best people to ask directions from are the nearest pizza guys. Why? Because they drive around all day! Chances are, they’ve been to almost every corner of the city. They probably know all the shortcuts like the back of their hand. The next time you find yourself getting a list, look for the nearest pizza guy.

Gasbuddy Is Your Best Buddy

If you’re looking to save up on cash, then you better download GasBuddy now. The app is designed to search for the nearest and cheapest gas stations wherever you may be. With this app, you can save up on gas for as low as 30%.

Keep A Safe Distance To Save On Gas

Always, ALWAYS, keep a safe distance from the car in front of you. Not only will it keep you safe, but it will also save you some gas. With a safe distance between you and the car in front of you, you won’t have to floor the brakes. Flooring the brakes consumes more gas as opposed to just coming to a slow and smooth stop.

Dent-B-Gone

You won’t believe this, but there is actually an easy and cheap way to get rid of those pesky dents. All you need is some dry ice and a pair of gloves. Rub it over the dent, and let it rest before rubbing it over again. Do this periodically and watch as your debt magically disappears.

Inflatable Pool Floatie as a Bed

Look, it’s not the comfiest surface, but placing an inflatable pool floaties at the back seat will make a great bed for you if you plan to drive for long hours. I can’t guarantee that you’ll be having a great nap, but it’s better than just reclining the chair.

Shooting from the Chin

This sounds crazy, but trust me on this one: holding your car remote against your chin will increase its range. Try this out next time you walk away from your car before realizing you forgot to lock it.

Uhhh… Where’s The Fuel Tank?

If you’re driving a friend’s car and you have no idea where the fuel tank is, just look at the gas meter and see what side the little gas pump image is. That’s where the fuel tank is!

The Best View On Your Side Mirrors

Not exactly sure how to position your side mirrors? Just position it until you don’t see the side of the car at all. This is the safest way for it to be positioned, giving you the best view possible.

A Stronger Breeze

If your car’s AC happens to be busted, open the front windows ONLY. This will force the breeze to be more focused, making it stronger.

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Control measures to reduce automobile pollution

Government and local authorities have put laws and policies in place to govern and regulate the emission of black carbon by cars. However, despite its effort, there has always been noncompliance. Due to this resistance, they have devised some win-win situations where the owner of a car is exempted from certain road tax if he/she uses a car which is fitted with retrofit exhaust abatement equipment.

Reduce harmful emissions from the cars by implementing simple practices like,

Use cars only when it is necessary.

If the conditions favor other means, consider using public transport, bike, walking, or carpooling with friends if you are on the same mission. If your job allows it, you can also work from home when possible.

Drive more efficient vehicles.

Poorly maintained cars are the principal cause of harmful emissions from Automotives. The fact does not mean properly maintained vehicles do not emit toxic gases, but rather the degree of harm is much lower. Take your car for regular oil check-ups and always ensure your tires are fully inflated.

Don’t put your car on unnecessary idling.

The modern cars do not require warming up before starting to drive. Thus, only start the engine when you are ready to get on the road. With that, you will save on your pocket in respect to fuel cost as well as protect the environment from damage. Also when dropping, picking peoples, or pieces of luggage avoid leaving the car in idling position.

Use efficient lawn and gardening pieces of equipment,

Consider using manual mowers if the park area is small or consider buying battery powered or electric powered mowers. If you must buy fuel powered types of machinery ensure they are fitted with catalysts as well as other electronic fuel injection systems.

Air injections.

Most of the harmful gases emitted from the exhaust pipes are as a result of poor combustion of fuel. Poor combustion results from insufficient oxygen getting to the engine. To ensure full combustion more air needs to be injected into the system. Also during a cold start, a car requires more air than it would require under standard conditions and the catalyst converter will not work properly until the precise temperatures are achieved.

Remote emission sensing.

These are regulatory measures put in place in certain areas where the contents of gas emitted by your automotive are detected as your car passes. If it has any issues, it is referred to a mechanic for repair.

  • Plan for single batch home deliveries to avoid unnecessary trips from the same places.
  • Use low sulfur gasoline fuels or consider using other alternative fuels.
  • There are also travel restrictions in some state which prohibit driving in those areas if your car is not compliant with green energy usage regulations.

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