There comes a point in car ownership where you consider buying a new set of wheels. This happens when your existing vehicle feels old, and you think you need a serious refresh. Naturally, buying a car can be stressful, and it may also be very costly too. Especially if you want a brand new car that will last a long time.
Instead, you could save a lot of money by simply refreshing your existing vehicle. Make your car feel new again, and it will be like you’ve bought a new vehicle for half the money. Below, I’ve compiled a few ideas I think will help you achieve that new car feeling.
Upgrade The Central Console
The central console of your car is where all the action goes down. This is where your radio is, a bunch of switches, and some cars even have touchscreens here too. If your car is old, it’s likely going to have an old looking console and radio system. You can upgrade this for barely any money and get a car radio with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone attachments. This now gives you a modern entertainment system in a not so modern car. Likewise, you can give yourself a GPS system by purchasing one and attaching it above your centre console. It’s not built-in like in some cars, but it functions the same.
A New Paint Job
Often, your motor can give the illusion of looking much older than it is thanks to a bad paint job. The paint on the outside is chipped and coming off, making your vehicle look like an old banger. With a car respraying service, you can completely rejuvenate your car with a new lick of paint. All the faded paint will be covered up, and there’ll be no chipped areas at all. Combine this with a wash & wax and your car will look like it just left the showroom.
Run Engine Diagnostics
Take your car to a garage and get the mechanic to run engine diagnostics on it. This will show how your engine is performing, and any issues that might be lingering without your knowledge. From here, you can give your engine a nice tune-up to get rid of any problems, making it function like it’s brand new. If things are really bad, you can buy a replacement engine, which is still less than buying another car.
Improve The Suspension
The suspension system on your car goes a long way to determining how it feels. A dodgy one makes your vehicle drive poorly, and you should replace it. Get a nice new firm suspension with shock absorbers, and you will transform the way your car drives. Along with this, get some fresh tyres too as this will further firm up the ride. This doesn’t just target ride comfort, it also makes the car safer to drive too. It handles the road better, meaning you have more control over your car and there’s no risk of damaging the underside of your vehicle because the suspension has dropped too low.
By doing all of this, you will turn an old car into something new once more. There’s no need to go through the hassle of buying a brand new car, at least not for another few years. You save money and get more from your vehicle.