Windscreen chip? Radiator leak? Hacks to fix your car with household items.
Monday, 18 September 2017, 07:48
Windscreen chips may look innocent enough, but left unchecked they can develop into a crack.
LIFESTYLE NEWS - In a perfect world, our cars would always be in tip top condition, keeping us on the move without any little irritants slowing us down…
This ideal world would also have absolutely no traffic and every day would be a perfect hair day.
As … um … perfect as this world sounds, life (and cars) can present a somewhat less halcyon experience at times.
Challenges like a chip in your windscreen need urgent attention to prevent further damage. And, of course this can only be done after you’ve completed your choc-a-block, back-to-back meetings of a less-than-perfect hair day.
What you need is an effective, temporary quick-fix which stops the problem, or at least limits the damage until you can see to it properly.
RoadCover takes a look at 8 quick fix hacks to help keep your car moving, getting as smoothly as possible through your day as follows:
Windscreen chip Windscreen chips may look innocent enough, but left unchecked they can develop into a crack which requires your whole windscreen to be replaced.
“Although not a permanent solution, you can use clear nail polish to stop the crack,” says RoadCover Marketing Agent, Amanda Rogaly. “Just dab the nail polish over the affected area to temporarily stop the windscreen from cracking until you get the chip repaired by an authorised repair shop.”
Radiator leak A leaking radiator can leave you high and dry if your vehicle overheats. This can often be detected by keeping an eye out for any bright, sticky liquid which is often green, orange or pink in colour.
Keep your eye on temperature gauge to avoid overheating.
The best quick and easy solution is to somehow plug the leak. “Believe it or not, this can be done with the white of an egg,” comments Amanda.
“Nature never ceases to amaze. The egg whites which are cooked by the radiator’s heat are forced into the holes by the pressure of the radiator fluid, stopping the leak as an effective, but very temporary solution until you get to the garage,” she says.