Not every car owner can invest in a new vehicle every few years. However, considering how the old car can start looking shabby and worn out after regular usage, you need plenty of fixes to make it feel straight out of the showroom again.
Following are some ways to modify your old car and improve your ownership experience:
- Thorough Cleaning
There are always great outcomes in pampering your cars well. With miles of daily driving on the roads, the interiors and exteriors of the vehicle gather a lot of dust and dirt. Hence, an in-depth cleaning at an independent garage is what you need to bring back the fresh feel to the vehicle.
Ask the service station to carry out a complete clean up including steam processing, rubbing, and polishing. Also, pay enough attention to areas like the underbody, wheel wells, and engine bay.
- Fresh Floor Mats
Floor mats usually undergo the most wear and tear. So, if your original floor mats have deteriorated, you should probably take them out and replace them with new ones, especially if you are planning to trade in or sell it soon.
If possible, spend a little extra on water-proof mats that not only look good but also prevent any sort of mold development caused by wetness on the car floor.
- Weather-Appropriate Tires
I cannot stress this enough but never ever cheap out on your tires. Your car’s entire performance, from accelerating to braking, relies on the quality of tires. Therefore, make sure you buy a new set of car tires if they are older than 4-5 years.
Also, keep two separate sets of tires and wheels – one for summer and other for the winter, that are optimized according to respective temperature ranges. If you have extra cash, invest in a set of alloy wheels to add some bling.
- New Headlights and Horn
The bulb intensity in older cars tends to fade with time. So, if possible, replace your headlamps every 5-6 years to keep up with the visibility factor on the roads. Or else, get the lenses buffed with a mild cleaning agent or toothpaste for partial light restoration.
Likewise, consider upgrading your car’s horn and make sure its output level is under the prescribed limits of the road authorities.
- Go the Armor Way
From safeguarding the military personnel during the war times to protecting the valuables and dignitaries, armored vehicles have come a long way. With armored SUVs or Sedans, you can unhesitantly travel through risky zones and keep yourself and your family safe from unforeseen threats.
And the best part is you can armor the existing vehicle you have with the help of a professional and enjoy the enhanced protection 24×7.
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