Americans spend about 300 hours driving in their car per year. With so much time spent driving, it's best to get organized and be prepared for the worst. In order to have a hands free, organized and safe driving experience, you need to know these 20 awesome hacks. Some might even save a life.

1. Clean foggy headlights with toothpaste

2. Merge with other cars using the zipper method

3. How to jumpstart a car

4. Use a penny to see if you need new tires

5. Use a shower caddy for organization

6. A muffin tin in a basket is the best way to hold all the drinks

7. The arrow on the gas gauge points to which side the tank is on

8. Use a rubber band to hold your phone through the air vent to navigate

9. A cereal container makes for a perfect portable trash bin

Today's #ThursdayThought" A cereal container makes for a great, portable (and close-able) trashcan! #carhacks #DIY #organize

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10. Save time scraping ice off your windows

11. Have a winter car survival kit on hand in case of emergencies

12. Silicone cupcake liners work great in cup holders

Catch cup-holder crumbs and spills with silicone cupcake liners. #CarHacks #CarWashExpress

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13. Save your windshield wipers by covering them with socks when it snows

14. Make sure your exhaust pipe is uncovered when warming up the car

15. Throw your loose change in an empty gum container

Keep loose change easily accessible with an empty gum container. #CarHacks

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16. Save your backseat from stains with this DIY cloth cover

17. Don't have a funnel? Use an empty, clean water bottle

18. Clean bugs off your car with a dryer sheet

19. Turn on your seat warmers to keep the pizza warm

20. This ingenious invention by a 4th grader so you won't forget your baby

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