The automobile, one of our most precious commodities! Did you know the first car was designed by François Isaac de Rivaz in 1807 and was powered by an internal combustion engine fueled by hydrogen? Then in 1886 the first petrol or gasoline powered auto-mobile, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen, was invented by Karl Benz. Since then, the average person has increasingly spent more and more time in their vehicles. According to a study done by the Harvard Health Watch, an average American spends 101 minutes per day driving. “That means that in a lifetime, an average Joe spends a whopping 37,935 hours driving a car!” Professional Choice Insurance has therefore come up with some clever little hacks to make your driving, and even parking, experience more effortless.
1. So which side of your car is your gas tank on? This hack is extremely handy when you are renting a car and even when you have purchased a new vehicle. There will either be an arrow pointing to the side the gas tank is on, as pictured above, or the actual nozzle in the picture will be on the side of the gas tank.
2. Have difficulty finding your keys? I love this little carabiner! This hack is especially for the ladies who are lugging around their big purse, or totes. I’m always jumbling around in my purse, aka black hole, trying to locate my keys. I simply hook this to my purse, my tote, as well as the key hanger in our home, and have since ceased losing my keys.
3. “Don’t Drop and Drive”Are you constantly dropping things in the cracks in between the seats of your car? From the show Shark Tank a couple entrepreneurs invented an ingenious, yet simple and inexpensive hack to solve this common problem. No more losing your phone, or cleaning out moldy, stale food stuck in the abyss of your vehicle cracks.
4. “Improve the Accuracy of Garage Parking with a Tennis Ball.”
5. Parking on a Hill?
We hope you’ve enjoyed these simple little hacks we’ve come up with to help being in your vehicle a more pleasurable experience! Please call us today for a FREE auto, or car insurance quote and enjoy your time on the road.