Tricks to Make Your Old Ride Feel New
People often grow tired of their used cars, even long before they are used-up cars. It’s a waste of money to throw away your car just because you’re feeling worn down by it, so why not spend a bit of time on it and give it back its new car feeling? Here are some tips and tricks on how to make your old ride feel new again.
Clean everything! Not just a quick wipe down, but vigorously scrubbing of everything you can reach and is in sight. Shampoo the carpet and upholstery, remove garbage, etc. Clean absolutely everything inside and out. It’s a good opportunity to inspect everything while you’re at it.
Fix the Dashboard
Little fixes go a long way, such as a simple cover for your deteriorated wheel or a dashboard cover to hide any parts that are worn and chipped. Make sure that all of the nobs, switches and lights are functioning. If the seat foam is worn out consider purchasing new seats or if it’s just the fabric and the foam is fine, a classic cover will do the trick.
Restore the Lights & Revitalise the AC
Some older model vehicles have plastic composite headlamps. These weather and dull overtime, so it is a good idea to get them restored to new. It will improve its look as well as its illumination functionality. Getting your car’s air conditioning system serviced and restored to new is a great idea. It will clean up the smell of your interior, remove and bacteria build-up and help you breathe easier.
Fix the Rubber
The seal around all of your doors is vulnerable to tear as it ages, which can lead to wind sounds and air escaping while you drive, as well as water getting in. Replace the rubber strips and seals. It’s also a good time to replace your rubber windshield wiper blades.
Getting major parts properly repainted is a great idea that can instantly revitalise and renew the look of your car. You can also take off minor parts, such as plastic trim pieces or black parts, and touch up their paint with a spray can.
Replace Your Wheels & Tyres
Don’t just replace the tyres, getting new wheels too is a great way to improve the overall performance of your vehicle as well as its look. You can replace them with new versions of the same model, or consider an upgrade to a better performance tyre and better-quality wheel.
When you need vehicle maintenance on the Gold Coast that you can trust, TRS Auto Repairs mechanics are qualified professionals that only use the very best materials for each job. Give us a call, or visit our Southport workshop to book your vehicle in for its next car repair service or maintenance.