If your car is a bit old and doesn’t look really sharp, you need to do something about it.
Let’s presume you’re emotionally attached to it and want to make it look as good as possible and you can’t afford buying a shiny, new car.
Or perhaps you have the money, but have planned on spending it elsewhere?
Whatever the case, you’d be happy to hear that you can bring back the original shine to your car and make it look great again.
Not only will it look great, but it will also be worth more once you decide to replace it with a newer model.
So, what is it that you can do to have a much more presentable car without breaking the bank?
1. A Good Wash
You may wash your car fairly regularly, but that usually isn’t enough.
While your car certainly appreciates your attention, sometimes you need to make extra effort, roll up your sleeves and dig deep.
Take some vinegar and cotton buds and clean every hole and curved part of the care.
Clean everything you’ve never cleaned before and don’t just vacuum and dust the surface.
If you don’t have the time or will to do that, take your car to a professional working at a car-wash and ask them to be as thorough as possible.
You wouldn’t believe how dirty your car is, despite all your efforts to keep it clean.
No matter how meticulously you wash your car, there will always be particles stuck somewhere where water can’t reach them.
Such micro-contaminants are present in abundance, especially if you leave your car outside a lot.
Claying is one of the protective measures that can help you protect your car.
It also makes it much smootherand cleaner than ever and can be used on wheels, too.
3. Paint Protection
Once you’ve washed and clayed your car, you need to protect the new look of your car and what better way than getting a great paint protection film.
This transparent layer will protect your car from UV rays, as well as from minor road debris or things falling from a tree underneath which you park your car.
Think of this step as preservation of the shiny look of your car.
Naturally, you shouldn’t try to apply this film yourself, but turn to professionals for help.
Look for recommendations among family and friends, if possible.
It’s very important you get a warranty against loss of gloss and UV damage, since you want your car to look great for years to come.
4. Car Interior
Most people just focus on the outside when washing and cleaning their car and that is wrong.
The interior of your car may not be visible at first sight, but you actually have to spend a lot of time in your car and you don’t want to feel that you’re stuck in a small, confined and filthy space, do you?
Try dry-cleaning the seats to get that clean look back, but in case you fail you need to resort to a new set of seat covers.
Some parts, such as the stick and steering wheel can only be cleaned up to a point and no matter how hard you try they will never look nearly as good as they used to.
After all, there is the element of wear-and-tear involved and your only chance of making the interior of your car look fantastic again is to actually redress or replace those parts.
If you follow these four tips, you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised with the new look of your car.
It’ll be shiny and clean and may even look as good as a brand new model.
You’ll definitely feel proud of it and satisfied you’ve given your old car the attention it deserves.
However, in order for all your effort and investment to really pay off, you need to keep looking after your car properly.
Use only products specifically designed for car maintenance and make sure your car never looks old and dingy again.
Only then will all this make sense.