10 Ways To Make Your Old Car Feel Like New Again

Are you driving a reliable car that’s a few  years old?  Do you feel your ride is dull and drab?

There are some ways you can make your car feel like new again.  The best part is you won’t be spending an arm and a leg to make these improvements.  It will take some elbow grease and a reasonable amount of money.

Here are some ideas that will improve the look and feel of your car.  You may need to address most of these improvements or you may need to address only a few.

1.  Wash the car inside and out.  Pay special attention to the console and dashboard and to getting the gunk from all the little nooks and crannys.  Throw out any trash.  Vacuum and shampoo the upholstery and carpet.  If they are worn, replace the floor mats.  Wash the windows inside and out.  Replace the wiper blades if needed.  If you seats are worn, spotted and soiled or torn get new seat covers.    If you want to spend the money have the care detailed.

2.  If your car has scratches and dents it might be wise to have them repaired.  If your car is older fixing deep scratches can prevent rust damage.

3.  If your steering wheel is worn and pitted cover it with a new wheel cover.

4.  For a smoother ride and to prolong and improve the life of your tires have a tire alignment.

5.  Every engine goes out of tune once in awhile.  Having a tune up will make the car perform better and will improve fuel economy.

6.  Have your suspension system checked.  Your car is less comfortable as the suspension system ages.

7.  As your car ages the door seals become worn.  To keep  your car in good condition replace worn door seals.

8.  As a car ages the brakes may require a longer distance to stop.  Have your brakes checked and repaired if needed.

9. If your paint is faded from exposure to the elements you can make your car feel and look much better by having it painted.

10. If it will make you happier driving your car to upgrade your stereo system then do it.  Electronics improve over a period of a few years and your current system is probably outdated.  Upgrade to a system that will make your driving experience more enjoyable.

These are some ideas for making your car look and feel new again

In order to maintain your car  you need to do regular scheduled maintenance for your car.  You also need to wash it often and to have it waxed about twice a year.

Older cars need to go out on the open road on occasion so your car can breath. Once in a while run it on the highway for a few miles at 50 to 60 miles per hour.

Spending some effort and money to refresh, upgrade and maintain your reliable older car is much less expensive then purchasing a brand new car.