Vehicle Maintenance Hacks to Practice in Between Car Tune-ups

Once you are used to the luxury of traveling at your convenience, it’s hard to imagine going a day without your vehicle. Any damage to your vehicle can not only render it unusable but cost you money. Regular car maintenance is vital to ensure that your vehicle is always in great condition.  

The purpose of a car tune-up is to assess the integrity of various car parts and replace those that are worn out from wear and tear. It is recommended that you take your car for a tune-up at least once a year. However, in between tune-ups, there are several hacks you can use to keep your car in mint condition or ease your car experience. 

Maintenance Hacks to Keep Vehicles in Good Condition Between Tune-ups

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  1. Use Clear Nail Polish to Seal Windshield Cracks
    At times, your windshield may suffer minor damage as a result of the impact of a rock or other projectile. Such minor damage may not warrant windshield replacement, but if left unattended, the cracks may extend further. Getting your windshield repaired by a professional may be costly, and the funds may not be available.

    To prevent the damage from spreading and keep your vehicle functional until you take it for car tune-up, you can use clear nail polish. Move your car to a shaded area and apply a coat of nail polish on the cracks on both sides of the windshield. The adhesive properties of nail polish will prevent the cracks from spreading.

  2. Use Cupcake Liners to Keep Cup Holders Clean
    Any spills inside your cup holders can be difficult to clean and make it sticky. An easy solution to this is placing cupcake liners inside the cup holders. All you will need to do is replace the liners when they get dirty.

  3. Hang a Tennis Ball to Ease Parking
    If your garage is small or you have trouble gauging how far you are from the edge, parking can be challenging. To make it easy, just hang a tennis ball from the ceiling at the point which the windshield should reach.

There are many challenges that you will face as a driver. You only need a little creativity and outside-the-box thinking to manage some issues before scheduled car tune-up. When you are in need of repairs or a diagnosis, bring your vehicle to Valley Automall, where our expert technicians will check your vehicle for any issues, perform and needed repairs and have you on your way in no time. Call 702-570-2257 for more information.