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Easy ways to make your car look way better

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Your car might not be the latest and the greatest any more, but it’d be insane for you to go out and buy a new one every single time it begins to show a bit of wear and tear. If you want to make your car look great again then here are some low-cost ways for you to get the look and feel you are going for.

Give it a Thorough Clean

One of the first things you need to do is give your car a thorough clan. Sometimes the simplest solution is the best one. Removing all of the rubbish from your car and giving it a clean will improve the general look of the interior and it will also allow you to take stock of what has to be in there. At the end of the day, fewer loose objects will help to lighten your car, which helps it to perform better while making it safer. Plus, getting the exterior of your car cleaned professionally will get any scuffs out white also making it look better than its real age. It will also remove any problems with faded paint or even deep scratches.

Replacing Damaged Trims

If the trim surfaces, or even your switches are beginning to fade then you need to take them off and repaint them. This is easier if you have a solid plastic trim that might have faded with time. If you have a wood grain, or fancy trim however then this may make it much more difficult. If you have missing switches or trim then the best thing you can do is speak with your car’s manufacturer. They might be able to give you a genuine part so you can replace anything you need with ease. Failing that, or if you have an older car, you can go to your local wrecker’s yard to see if you can source the part you need there. This is a great way for you to save money. 

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Replacing any Features

If your audio unit frustratingly doesn’t come with a USB input when new then it could be worth changing it for an aftermarket head unit. This isn’t just for you, because it is a selling point as a second-hand car. This could be for a young driver who wants to listen to the radio for example. If you didn’t tick this box when you bought your car then it could be worth trying to source this now so you can get it for a very reasonable price.

Changing your Look

If you have a performance model car or if you have an off-roading vehicle then decals can be a great way for you to enhance the overall profile of your car without you having to pay out for a sports kit or even a lift kit. Tinted windows can also add a great deal of value to your car. They are also a visible modification and give you a strong advantage when there is a lot of glare. If possible, you need to get your tint applied by a service as they won’t apply a tint that is illegally dark and you can also guarantee quality workmanship.

If you are adding several accessories to your four-wheel drive or your larger car then make sure that you take into consideration what you happen to be using the car for. There is no point in you putting in a nudge bar or even a bull bar to your car if you do a lot of your driving around the city or the suburbs. It will add a lot of extra weight, which is the last thing you need if you want your car to be more fuel-efficient.


Painting the Wheels

When the time comes for you to change the look of your car, your wheels will often be a giveaway of how old your car is. Factory alloy wheels will often change design with every single model upgrade there is, but flagship models usually come with the option for colored alloys. If you paint them, which some factories do, you will soon find that you can refresh your wheels while giving them a solid update.

Get a New Plate

Another thing you can do is get a new number plate. One benefit of doing this is that it will make your car look way newer and it will also add a burst of personality. If you have never given much thought to this before then make sure that you look into it as it could make a major difference. If you don’t know where to start looking for a number plate then be sure to check out Platehunter.com. This is a great way for you to get the best price.

Clean under the Hood

By replacing the stock intake with a cold air intake, you will soon find that you can reduce fuel usage while ensuring that you have a much quieter car. If you combine this with a replacement muffler, then you will be able to improve airflow to your car and this will help your car in more ways than one. If you can’t be bothered with this then an engine wash can help you to clean under the hood, at least from a cosmetic perspective. Don’t grab a hose and a sponge though, and get a professional to take care of this for you.

Of course, if you want to make the biggest difference then you should also look into trying to look into any performance upgrades  you could make. This could include a new engine or even a new intake. A brand-new exhaust could also be a viable option, so make sure that you look into that as it could make a major difference to your overall experience. If you can do this then you are bound to come out with the best upgrades while also making your car everything you hoped it would be, so keep that in mind if you can.

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