Most of us spend a lot of time in our cars. This can be whether you’re going to work, picking up the kids or hauling groceries.
The feeling of buying a new shiny car is a tempting thought that many of us have. However, if you want to have a car that looks new and in good condition without spending all that money, then there are a few things you could do to spruce up the look of your used car.
Buy some seat covers
Buying seat covers that look good will not only protect your seats from future damage but will also cover up seats that are too damaged. Try to buy seat covers in basic, unobtrusive colors.
Remember to clean the windows inside and out
Cleaning both the interior and exterior of the windows will improve visibility and the outward appearance of your car. If you have kids then chances are the inside of your car windows are dirty. Use a cleaner like GooGone to remove stickers and dirty stains and then wipe with a good window cleaner and cloth.
Dents and Scratches
Repairing dents and scratches will improve the appearance of your car
This is especially true for cars that have body parts made of metal. Repairing dents will prevent future rusting. If you have scratched that go through the paint, try to go to a professional because the inexpensive hacks may not serve you well.
Shampoo seats and carpets regularly
This is very important if you allow food and drinks into your car. Look for coupons and deals with local shops or just book an appointment every six to seven months and get the inside of the car cleaned. Make sure your seats and carpets are vacuumed and shampooed. Also wipe the dash with an automotive rag. Having a clean upholstery will spruce up the inside of your car and make it feel kind of new inside.
Try to repair banged up body parts
If you are not able to deal with a deep scratch or remove a nasty dent, you could always try to replace the damaged car body part. You could find car body parts online or through your local car dealers shop.
Try repainting the exterior of your car
Repainting the exterior may be a bit expensive but will dramatically impact the way your car appears. For a couple of thousand dollars, you could make your car look brand new.
Upgrade your car
Upgrading your car will make it stand out from the rest. You can upgrade your car by installing a better sound system or buying new wheels. This will come in handy especially if you are looking to sell your vehicle. You will be able to recover the money you spent for the upgrades and even a little bit more.
Let a mechanic inspect it.
They are professionals and it’s their job to know if there’s anything wrong with it and whether you need to do anything about it.
If you want to start driving the old car in your driveway but don’t know how to do it fast, use some of these steps to improve its appearance and functionality.