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7 Clever Car and Driving Life Hacks

Updated: Mar 6

Whether you're a seasoned road warrior or a casual driver, making life on the road smoother is always a win. 

Here are seven ingenious life hacks to enhance your car and driving experience (in Dubai and anywhere else in the world!):

Boost your AC efficiency

Before starting your car, roll down one window and blast the AC for a minute. This helps expel hot air from the car, allowing the AC to cool the interior more efficiently. As a result, your AC won’t have to work as hard, contributing to better fuel economy and a cooler ride. We know it’s hot but bear with us!

DIY air freshener

Place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on a wooden clothespin and attach it to your air vents. Enjoy a natural and long-lasting fragrance without the need for frequent replacements. 

Key fob signal boost

Handy for whenever you lose your car at the mall! Place your car key fob under your chin while pressing the unlock button. The fluids in your head enhance the signal range, helping you unlock your car from a greater distance. Trust us, it works!

Carabiner grocery bag holder

Sure, we get it—grocery delivery is super handy in Dubai, and we know plastic bags are on their way out, but as long as bags and supermarkets are still a thing, this life hack is pretty cool! Attach a carabiner to the headrest of your back seat and loop the grocery bag handles through it. Keep your bags secure, preventing spills and keeping your trunk organized.

Windshield wiper renewal

Rub the rubber blades with a cloth soaked in rubbing alcohol. This removes dirt and grime, restoring the wiper blades' effectiveness. Say goodbye to streaks and hello to clearer vision during the infrequent rain showers we get in Dubai.

DIY cupholder catch-all

Place silicone cupcake liners in your cupholders. They catch spills, loose change, and crumbs, making cleanup a breeze. Swap out the liners when needed for a consistently tidy car interior. So handy!

Sunshade power up

Invest in a reflective sunshade for your windshield to keep your car cooler during the blistering Dubai summers. For an extra cooling boost, place a frozen water bottle in front of your car's air vent. The breeze will circulate cooler air, providing a refreshing touch as you hit the road in the sweltering heat.

These life hacks are simple, cost-effective, and can significantly improve your time on the road. 

Try incorporating these into your driving routine for a smoother, more enjoyable journey.

Got a life hack you swear by? Let us know!

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