4 Easy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Hacks For Your Car

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  • 29/06/2020

Oh, for those who don’t know, DIY stands for Do It Yourself, and that’s what we are going to learn today.

Four Easy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Hacks For Your Car

If you have ever been to a body shop, you know they practically ask for an arm and a leg just to fix a small bumper. Now, if you are like most people, that isn’t really something you’d want to do very readily. We understand, and so we bring you 4 very simple DIY ideas to take care of your car at pretty much no extra cost. Oh, for those who don’t know, DIY stands for Do It Yourself, and that’s what we are going to learn today.

1.Car air-freshener: If you like things organic, then you know how difficult it can be to come by organic car air-fresheners. And when you do, they aren’t very cheap either. So, for this DIY you need essential oils (lemon or orange work great), felt (preferably in the colours of the fruit), scissors, craft glue, and yarn. Cut the felt in the shape of the fruit and stick the yarn to it making a loop. Let the glue dry completely. Now, drop some essential oils on the felt and let it soak properly. Your freshener is ready, and you can hang it up in the car. Apply some more oil when the fragrance dries up.

  1. Fixing small dents: There are various DIY hacks to fix dents in the car but this one is probably the easiest. For this, you need some boiling water and later some cold water. To pop the dent out, pour some boiling water on the dent and once done, try to pop it out from behind. If it’s a bumper dent, taking it off helps a lot. Since the heat expands the metal, it’s easy to put it back in shape. Once it has popped out, pour some cold water to shrink it back into place.

  2. Touching up chipped paint: If your car has a small scratch or the paint has chipped off, nail paint in a colour close to your car’s can be of great help. But it doesn’t stop there. Clear nail paint can also prevent rusting if applied on the affected area and even slow down a crack in the windshield.

4.Nontoxic car cleaner: For this, you would need a spray bottle, measuring cup, vinegar, club soda, liquid dish soap and lemon juice. Pour 120 ml distilled white vinegar into the bottle and mix 240 ml club soda, 120 ml dish soap, and 60 ml lemon juice in it. Lightly shake the bottle to mix the ingredients and your cleaner is ready. Spray some on the surface you need to clean and scrub it will with a soft brush followed by a microfibre cloth.

Now you know that car repair doesn’t always have to be an expensive affair. A lot can be done at home within minutes. But sometimes taking it to the garage is just unavoidable and that’s where a comprehensive car insurance plan can help you save money. With Tata AIG, you can avail cashless claims benefit with our network garages.

Visit https://www.tataaig.com/motor-insurance/car-insurance to know more

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