Quick and Simple Solutions to Make Driving Easier
Car technology is progressing in leaps and bounds these days, and your average modern car is crammed with gadgets for every possible purpose. But if you own an older car, or aren't great with technology, these low-tech car hacks could help you out.
- Is your car always full of rubbish? Long journeys can contribute to a staggering build-up of wrappers, crisp packets, tissues and other detritus. Get your hands on a plastic cereal box and line it with a carrier bag. Use it as a portable mini-bin in your car, and close the lid when driving to stop all the rubbish falling out.
- Stuck for storage space? Attach a small mesh bungee net to the inside of the roof of your car. Use it to hold maps, spare clothes, heat shields, and anything else that's kicking about on your back seat.
- Does your vintage car lack cup holders? You can use a shoe or a roll of duct tape to hold your cups upright, but if you're after a more elegant solution we have just the thing. Boating and marine suppliers sell gimballed cup holders which can be easily mounted to car door panels and will securely hold your beverage in place without detracting from your style.
- Use a fabric shoe organiser to keep your car tidy. Attach it to the back of the front seat and use it to store sunglasses, water bottles, tools and any other small items you need to take on your trip.
- Do you suffer from a cluttered car boot? Struggle to fit your shopping in around pairs of wellies, cans of WD40 and spare towels? A cheap solution is to use a laundry basket or a plastic storage box to hold all of your bits and pieces and stop them rolling around and getting all disorganised while you're on the move.