When it comes to cars, things as simple as opening a door or parking can be done incorrectly. But luckily, there are plenty of automobile hacks and tricks that everyone should know that can make auto care a lot easier on us.

We love helping people learn valuable life hacks, so we’re sharing some from the driver’s side! Don’t forget to check out our bonus that shows, even when you can’t exactly fix something the proper way, you can still do it the “fun” way.

1. Always use your right hand to open the driver’s door or your left hand to open the passenger door — this keeps you from opening it too suddenly.

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

5. Stickers can help block out the blinding sun, too!

6. Toothpaste can help clean your headlights.

7. With some hooks, you can always have paper towels on hand.

8. Keep emergency stuff like a glasscutter safely stored in your car, in case you ever need to cut yourself free.

9. During the winter months, keep your windshield wipers nice and toasty with some warm socks.

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

12. Some PVC pipes are all you need to fix a broken air conditioner.

13. A creative antenna really helps with finding your car at night.

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

17. When you have to wait in the car, the headrest can be converted into a pillow.

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble

19. Place a bottle cap in your cupholder, so that your drinks stay elevated… and so you’re less likely to accidentally pull off the lid.

20. Keep a hand vac in the car — even the kids will want to help clean it!

Bonus: When your car gets a scratch or dent, get creative!

20 Car Hacks That Can Help You Steer Clear of Any Trouble