Make Your Old Car Look Brand New
Want to make your old car look brand new again? Restoring a car needn’t be expensive – whilst you can replace engine parts and invest in new tyres, there are smaller and cheaper ways of bringing your car back to life. These could improve the value of your car, which could be useful if you plan to sell up. Alternatively, these modifications could help you to feel proud of your car again. Here are just a few ideas to consider.
Fix up those dents and scratches
Dents and scratches can make a car look worn and dilapidated. Many small dents and scratches are an easy fix. You may even be able to fix up some of these bumps and scratches yourself – dents can sometimes to be removed with nothing more than a plunger, whilst toothpaste is effective at removing scratches. Alternatively, if you’d rather get a professional to take care of your bumps and scratches, there are specialist repair centres that you can look into.
Get your car professionally cleaned
Cleaning a car can have an incredible impact on how new it looks. To get your car looking truly spic and span, it could be worth getting a professional to give your car a valet service. This could include the exterior and the interior. True professionals will get into every nook and cranny and ensure that there’s no dirt and dust in sight. Of course, if you think you have the attention to detail, you can always save money and give your car a deep clean yourself.
Wax and polish
Waxing and polishing your car could help to give it that extra showroom sheen. Detailing services will often be able to provide cleaning and waxing/polishing. Alternatively, you can try your hand at this job yourself by buying a car care kit. It’s important that you choose the right product for your car so that you don’t damage the bodywork – for example, aluminium wheels tend to require a specialist polish and could be corroded by the wrong product.
Buy some seat covers
If your seats are looking scuffed and worn, you may be able to make them look new again simply by buying seat covers. There are companies out there such as CalTrend that specialise in seat covers. You may be able to keep a similar style to your current seats or you could try something fresh and new.
Replace the headlight bulbs
Car headlights tend to get dimmer over time – replacing the bulbs in your headlights could have an amazing impact when driving and it could help to make your car feel brand new again. When changing your headlight bulbs, it’s worth taking the opportunity to clean the lenses as this will also help your headlights to shine more brightly. You can buy headlight bulbs from sites such as Euro Car Parts.