It’s a New Year: Make Your Car Look New, Too
Some people are able to always be driving a new vehicle.
If that’s not how you roll, you’re not alone.
But, just because your car is older doesn’t mean it can look as good as new.
There are a few simple steps you can take to make your vehicle look like it’s fresh off the lot.
Here’s what you can do.
Give it a good old fashioned wash and wax.
It’s never a bad idea to give your vehicle a thorough wash. Whether you do it by hand or take it to a car wash, keeping it clean is the first step.
After drying it thoroughly, a coat or two of wax will give it that gorgeous shine.
The wax does more than just gloss things up, of course. It also protects your paint from the damaging elements like rain, snow, and ice.
Get out the touch-up paint.
The natural wear and tear of that a car receives may involve some dings, dents, and scratches.
Not only can damaged paint make your car look less-than-stellar, it can lead to rust if you don’t take care of it.
Use some touch-up paint and the proper sealant to patch problem areas.
Don’t ignore the interior.
A clean interior speaks volumes.
Regularly vacuuming the carpets and seats and wiping down all the surfaces will keep things looking nice on the inside.
Having your vehicle’s interior periodically cleaned by a pro will ensure you maintain that fresh new look you’re going for.
Let your mechanic take a look.
Okay, so what’s under the hood won’t change the looks of your car, but it’s important for other reasons.
For example, if people can hear you coming before they see you, there’s a problem. If your car is making any loud or unusual noises, your mechanic can diagnose the problem and take care of it.
No matter how great your vehicle appears from the outside, it won’t be too impressive if it doesn’t run. Regular maintenance will make sure your car runs as well as it looks.
As good as new.
Just because you can’t purchase a new car every year or two doesn’t mean you can’t have a ride that looks as good as new.
Washing and waxing, keeping your interior clean, and regularly taking your car in for maintenance with your trusted mechanic will go a long way in keeping it in tip-top condition, inside and out.