Simple Tips to Make Your Old Car Feel New

27 March 2017 0 Comments

Simple tips to bring the life back into the car you’ve always treasured.

Category: Guide & FAQ

Most of us grow tired of our cars long before they need replacing. After a few years, we begin to start thinking about trading in the old car for a newer, more modern vehicle.  However, we can still get the best out of our cars if we follow some simple measures. So let’s see how we can make our old car feel new again.

Deep clean

Cleaning doesn’t mean a quick wash of the exterior but rather a hardcore cleanse of everything you can reach. Clean everything! Shampoo and vacuum the carpet and upholstery, remove any rubbish developing in the boot, remove the spare and get into every nook and cranny of the tyre well. Cleaning even the hidden parts can really pay off, remember that all that time spent tidying up the car is also time spent inspecting it. This is your chance to uncover any hidden problems, or indeed hidden treasures lost.

Upgrade the intake system

A new intake system and air filter can open up an older engine's inhalation system and kick up output by a few horsepower. Cold air intake systems are available for nearly every vehicle, and installation can usually be accomplished with little more than a screwdriver.  An aftermarket exhaust system can do the same trick for your car on the exhalation side whilst improving the sound.

Clear the lenses

Vehicles built during the last couple of decades usually have plastic composite headlamps that wear dull over time. You can pick up headlight restoration kits which are easy to use. It only takes a few minutes to transform a dull, yellowed headlight to clear—which makes your car look fresher and instantly improves illumination.

Revitalise the A/C

Like your home air conditioner, your car's AC can suffer buildups of mold, mildew and bacteria. To clean out the system, ensure the air coming into the system isn't first passing through leaves, dust or other accumulated dirt in the air passageways. Then change or clean any filters in the system. Finally, use an air-conditioning deodorizer to finish things off.

Rubber seals

Your car doors seal against rubber trims that are vulnerable to tears as they age. These tears can lead to air gaps that howl in the wind at speed, let heat escape when it's cold outside, allow hot air to enter to when it’s hot outside or invite water in when it rains. Replacing these rubber strips takes patience, but the strips themselves are usually inexpensive and installing fresh ones can improve your driving experience instantly.

Wheels and tyres

Getting better performance from your tyres can be as simple as making sure they're properly inflated. But when tyres need to be replaced, that presents opportunities to both improve the performance and appearance of your car. Everything move your car makes, the tyres are used – so ensure the tyre quality is adequate enough to withstand the frequency in which you use your vehicle.

These are some simple tips to make your car feel good and new. Also make sure that your vehicle has auto insurance cover as it can safeguard you r car against any unforeseen incidents.

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