Simple Yet Ingenious Car Hacks to Try for Your Next Road Trip

Summer is just around the corner, and that only means one thing – road trips! To make your life easier, here are 16 tried and tested car hacks you can use to make your upcoming trips an adventure of a lifetime!

Test Tires with A Coin

Take the penny test before hitting the road. Run a coin thru the tires and refer to the guide below to see if your tires are in good or bad condition.


Solar-powered Air Freshener

This is a super cute, easy and cheap way to ensure your car stays fresh. Plus, you can customize the smell to your liking!


Coffee Filters

Using coffee filters to clean the dashboard is very effective in keeping it clean.

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Silicone Cupcake Liners

These liners are reusable and multi-functional (can catch spills, dirt, crumbs, etc.) so you won’t have to stop in the middle of nowhere just to wipe off the mess.

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Cereal Container as A Portable Trash Can

Keep those wrappers, soda cans and other trash from your car by recycling an old cereal container.

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Stick-on Slim Basket

Create a built-in charging station in your car by using this handy tool so you know where your phone is at all times and it’s charged.


Car Hammock for Pets

Bringing your buddy with you? This DIY car hammock gives your pet a place to rest while safeguarding your car from scratches and other pet-related mishaps.

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Tackle Box Full of Snacks

Save money buying overpriced snacks by preparing this snack box. You and your kid will certainly enjoy choosing which treat to eat first. Plus, because you decide which snacks to bring, you can make sure your kid eats healthy.

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Dryer Sheets for Removing Bugs

Give your lights and front bumper a quick wipe by using dryer sheets.

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Muffin Tin in A Laundry Basket

If you’re going on a road trip as a big group, this car hack is a total lifesaver for holding those drinks.


Dawn Dish Soap

No need to spend for car wash when you can give your ride the TLC it deserves on your own using this dish soap.

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Baking Soda

Baking soda is popular for getting rid of dirt and odor at home. Why not clean your car’s interior using this as well?


Carabiner Clips

Save car space by using carabiner clips to hold bags, umbrellas and other knickknacks.


Small Plastic Containers

Line the center console using small plastic containers or popsicle molds to take your organization skills to a whole new level.


Favor Bags with Scented Beads as A Car Deodorizer

Place them in different areas of your car to keep your car smelling fresh and clean.

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Secret Cup Holder Compartment

Stash those valuables by using an old candy or gum container. All you need to do is take out the insole from the cup holder and glue the textured side on top.

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