While we at CDLLife don’t recommend going overboard on drinking soda, there are other great reasons for truck drivers to keep some on hand. Keep reading to learn how Coke can make life on the road a lot easier.
Unusual Uses For Coke
–Remove grease from clothing. Pour some Coke on a grease or oil stain and let it sit for an hour. Then wash the clothing as usual. Your stain should vanish.
–Defrost your windshield. If you don’t have vinegar or other more traditional deicing products in your truck, you can actually use the sugar in a soda to help you defrost your windshield. Make sure to follow up with your windshield wipers and fluid, as soda can be sticky and corrosive. It isn’t an ideal solution, but it does work in an emergency.
–Tenderize slow cooker foods. Coke is a great way to tenderize a tough cut of meat like pork shoulder or pot roast. It also adds great complex flavor. In many recipes, you can replace water or chicken stock with Coke for a more tender and flavorful result.
–Keep your chrome shiny. Simply pour Coke over your chrome and scrub away with crumpled aluminum foil.
–Remove odors from your clothes. If you add some Coke to your laundry along with the detergent, the carbonic and phosphoric acid will remove stubborn smells from clothes.
–Relieve the pain of insect bites or stings. Pouring Coke over a fresh bee sting or fly bite can help to neutralize the pain.
–Soothe an upset stomach. Many people swear by slowly sipping flat Coke to relieve nausea and other stomach problems.
–Loosen tight bolts. Just pour Coke on a cloth and apply it to the bolt. This should make it easier to loosen the bolt.