Whether it's winter weather or rainy outside, there's a pretty good and surprising reason why you might want to keep a nail file in your car in Indiana.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen snow, ice, and a lot of rain. Winter isn't quite over yet, so who knows if we will see any more winter weather in Indiana in the near future. Even if we don't see much more snow or ice this winter, we know that we will have plenty of rain heading our way throughout the year. That's why you want to plan ahead and keep a nail file in your car.

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Why You Should Keep a Nail File in Your Vehicle This Winter

No, this isn't so you can work on your nails while you are stuck in traffic. The reason why you will want to keep a nail file in your vehicle might be for something you never expected. According to Homemaking.com, Patrice Banks, author of Girls Auto Clinic Glove Box Guide, says:

“Windshield wipers can get worn down or have a layer of dirt on top of them that doesn’t wipe away easily. You can restore your wiper blades—and make them last three to six months longer—by wiping down the surface of the blade that comes in contact with the windshield a few times with a nail file or emery board. It will give the wiper a second life, and can help you see better in the rain or snow.”

Of course, if your wiper blades are already peeling off, this hack won't do any good. It's best to go ahead and replace those at that point. Honestly, I never would have thought of this before, but Banks is a former engineer who went back to school for auto mechanics, and now runs a garage in Philadelphia staffed entirely by women, so I think it's safe to say that she knows more about this stuff than I do.

Get a cheap nail file handy in your vehicle. Also, another cool winter weather hack you might want to take advantage of involves the use of a potato to deice your windshield. Find out how by clicking here. Check out a few more winter weather hacks below:

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