Because cars are so expensive, we naturally want our investment to last as long as possible. Unfortunately, a car’s value constantly decreases the moment you drive it off the lot, but that doesn’t mean it has to look worn down or old. If you want to refresh your car, then let me show y’all how to make your old car look brand new.
Perform a Deep Clean
The first step to making your car look brand new will always be to give it a thorough wash. This includes both the exterior and interior of the vehicle. Cleaning the exterior will help you to assess your vehicle for any dents, scratches, and other damage that may have been hidden under the grime. Afterward, I recommend applying a coat of wax to the exterior to provide a protective layer from the harmful UV rays of the sun that would otherwise dull and fade the paint.
For the interior, y’all want to shampoo the carpet and, if necessary, use a leather conditioner to remoisturize the seats and prevent cracks in the material. An unbelievable amount of dirt, grime, and other contaminants can be dragged into your car from the bottoms of your shoes, so it’s always a good idea to keep up with cleaning the interior.
Replace the Windshield Wipers
Old windshield wipers that need to be replaced are easy to identify. If streaks are left on the windshield any time you use the wipers, then it’s time for them to be swapped out. I assure you, this small change will ensure your windshield remains clean and clear. Replacing the old wipers will instantly make your car look new and fresh.
Get New Wheels
Your wheels undergo a lot of stress as they endure contact with the road and are exposed to contaminants that could cause corrosion. (For example, the iron flakes that come off your brake pads.) If you notice corrosion in your wheels, I recommend y’all look for replica wheel replacements as an easy fix. Despite the misconceptions around replica wheels, they’re just as good as wheels from the original manufacturer (but without the ludicrous price tag.)
After you’ve put in the work to refurbish your vehicle, you can help protect the condition of your car with some preventative measures. For instance, floor mats and seat covers can help protect your vehicle and make cleaning easier. Personally, I love that these items are easy to remove from the car. That way, when I’m cleaning, I don’t have to twist and turn to get into nooks and crannies.