So you’re almost giving up on your dingy ride. Don’t do it just yet. There are a lot of simple things you could do to give it a fresh look once again. And most of them are actually quite affordable. By giving your car these four things, you transform it into the masterpiece it once was.
A thorough sandblasting
The first part that people notice in a car is its body. It’s very likely that your car’s surface is groaning under the weight of grease, rust, previous coatings and so on. Ordinary cleaning around the garage will do little to solve this problem.
What you need is a professional sandblaster for some heavy-duty cleaning or polishing. Sandblasting is especially useful if you’re planning to give the car a new paint job.
Now that the body of your car is sparkling, focus on the parts you use the most and upgrade them. Replace those worn out wheels first, then take care of cracked steering. Replace broken windshields and tail lights too.
Have a broken music system repaired as well. And for the floor, get some quality protectors to prevent wear and tear.
If your car is at least two decades old, then it probably doesn’t have a lot of the new automotive technologies in the market today.
Fortunately, it’s quite easy to upgrade the systems in your old car. You could start by upgrading the audio system, then move on to a new navigation system. Throwing in a rear seat entertainment system might also be a good idea.
An AC tune-up
After years of attack by bacteria and dirt, your AC might have stopped functioning efficiently or broken down altogether. Now’s the time for a tune-up. Your mechanic should be able to clean the AC and replace the filters easily.
There’s really no need to start shopping for a new car just because you no longer fancy the appearance of your older one. With just a few affordable touch-ups, you can rediscover the love you once had with your ride.