Four Ways You Can Make Your Old Car Feel Brand New

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 4 months ago

    There are plenty of reasons that people might keep an old car that’s no longer in great shape. Maybe it has sentimental value attached to it, or perhaps your bank account simply won’t stretch to a new vehicle right now. If that sounds like you, then luckily there are a few ways that you can make your old car feel like a brand new vehicle.

    Clean The Inside

    First and foremost, clean the inside of your car. We all make sure we run our cars through car washes every so often, but the inside doesn’t get looked at quite as often. Make sure that you pick up all the trash and old parking lot tickets and throw it out (or recycle it), first of all. Run a duster over your dashboard, along with leather polish over your seats (along with a miniature vacuum to suck up any crumbs or dust). Clean out the vents with tissues and q-tips so that you don’t get blasted with dust every time you put the air conditioning on, and finally why not add an air freshener for that brand new car scent?

    Get It Detailed

    If you’d rather have a more professional job done on cleaning your car, auto detailing is the way to go. Detailing deep cleans your car and removes any contaminants in the paint that has been embedded on the exterior of the vehicle. Detailers may remove your wheels so that they can really get into those hidden areas to clean them, and will use a carpet shampoo on the interior of your car to make sure that the floors are immaculate. The aim of detailing is to improve any imperfections that your car may have picked up over time, instead of simply cleaning it.

    Invest In Seat Covers

    After you’ve cleaned the inside of your car, it’s important to make sure that you maintain that standard of cleanliness to whatever extent that you’re able to. This may not be easy, particularly if you have pets or small kids - frankly, it’s a toss-up as to which makes the most mess - but there are a few ways to make sure that the inside of your car stays squeaky clean. First, go for seat covers. They will protect the seats from any spills, scuffs or scratches, whether it’s from your dog’s claws or your toddler’s afternoon snack. Secondly, get rubber mats for the floor. This will make your floors a whole lot easier to clean and will prevent any lasting permanent damage.

    Improve The Suspension

    Over the years, cars tend to lose some of their suspension as the springs often start to sag. This is something that you should get checked regularly - you should make sure that you also regularly replace your tires. When this happens, make sure that the suspension springs are all checked and that the springs and struts are changed if they are starting to look worn down. 

    You don’t have to buy a new car to get that new car feel - these tips will help your old car feel fresh again.


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