Your car deserves a lot of love – after all, it gets you around in style every day! But if you want to make the most of your car, and you want your car to last as long as possible too, you need to take proper care of it.
Making your car look amazing will turn heads, give you a more comfortable ride and show off all your car’s best bits. But, what are the best and most cost-effective methods for achieving the look you want?
A New Paint Job
A whole new paint job might sound expensive but if you have scratches on your car or the color is far from the color you want, it is worth the money to do. A new paint job can also help to increase the value of your car, though it is worth doing the math before you shell out. Once you’ve got a new paint job, adding ceramic pro coating is a good way to preserve the brand new look.
Once your car is repainted, you should make sure that you wash your car regularly to avoid any erosion caused by acids such as bird droppings or bug splats. This can also help to extend the life of your car. Getting your car professionally cleaned is a great idea if you want a perfect finish but cleaning the car yourself with water, car soap and a sponge is a good way to stay on top without spending a small fortune on professional cleaners!
Fix Dents and Scratches
Fixing dents and scratches is the fastest way to improve your car’s appearance. Some dents can be fixed at home using a sink plunger but you may prefer to go directly to a mechanic for a perfect finish. Removing dents is another way to increase the value of your car should you choose to sell.
If you don’t want to get a full paint job but you have scratches, it is definitely worth considering a partial repaint to hide the scratch. Getting the perfect paint match depends entirely on the car manufacturer and what your mechanic has so it may not be quite as innocuous as you would like but it is a good solution in the meantime. You can always save up for a new paint job.
Replace the Interior Mats and Seat Covers
When you spend a lot of time in your car, your seats and mats can quickly get a bit grotty. While regular cleaning is a good way to prevent a build-up of dirt, you might find that changing your mats and seat covers and using more hard-wearing materials can give you the finish you want. Installing new seat covers could be quite fiddly so it’s worth asking for some help before you start.
There are plenty of different designs available online that are made with your comfort in mind. This is a good time to install seat warmers and lumbar support if you don’t already have them, bringing you a little more luxury to enjoy. If you are feeling particularly creative, you could design your own seat covers for ultimate personalization.