It Is Still Possible To Refresh Your Old Car And Make It Look Brand New

If you had all the money in the world, you would probably be changing cars each and every day. Since that is not the case for most of us, we have to work with what we have. You might not be able to afford a new car at the moment, but you can raise enough money to refresh an old car that is just parked in your backyard. The question is, what do you really need to do to get it back to the road and still look good? This article will tell you all you need to do to refresh your old car

  1. Repainting

You do not have to go to the best graphics designer to paint your car. Honestly speaking, the more you invest in a paint job, the longer it is going to serve you. It is therefore advisable to go for a premium paint job since it will serve you for close to 7 years. Once you are done painting the exterior, you can opt for plasti dip aerosol spray to coat your wheels and detailing the interior parts. The good things is that with plasti dip, you can get a variety of colors.

  1. Changing The Tires

Getting some new wheels fitted on your old machine may really make it look new again. You will surely find a good design that fits perfectly on your car. In some cases, probably only one tire is the one with the problem. Repair, clean and protect your tire until you are ready to purchase a whole new set. If you think about it, you end up saving more money as compared to if you had bought an individual wheel.

  1. Clean Your Car Thoroughly

A clean car makes the owner smile and happy. Take time and go through each and every part of the car. Most service stations just do a quick wash, therefore, do it yourself. Pay extra attention to sections like the underbody, wheels, and engine. Finally, dry clean and vacuum the interior parts of the car.

  1. Take Care Of The Seats

Most old cars do not have seat covers. Evan if they do, they are torn and worn out. Replacing seat covers makes a huge difference to the interior of the car. You can be more creative and match the seat covers with the door pad inserts and floor mats.

  1. Focus On The Dashboard And The Cockpit

    People who have old cars are mostly advised to focus on the cockpit of the car. The next important thing would be investing in a good dashboard cover. Just in case your dashboard is faded, you can always paint it. Finally, check the switches and knobs. They can also be replaced at a very low cost

  2. Upgrading Technology On Your Vehicle

    Honestly speaking, most of the automotive technologies available on the market currently had not been manufactured when your old car was functioning. Some of the systems like audio, navigation and rear-seat entertainment can be installed.

  3. Let A Mechanic Take A General Look At The Vehicle

    At the end of the day, the difficult part has to be faced by a professional. Give your mechanic time to go through each and every detail of your old vehicle. Do not operate it if he has not fully approved that it is in perfect condition.

  4. Repair All The Dents And Scratches

Removing dents from your car can be done using few ways. Some of them include hot glue method and suction method. These are ways that are far much cheaper than you opting to paint the whole vehicle.

  1. Cleaning Windows, Both Inside And Outside

As much as this improves visibility as you drive, it also improves the appearance of your car. There are different ways in which you can do this, some opt to use newspapers, others vinegar and others window cleaners. All that matters is that at the end of the day, the mission has been accomplished. Windows are sparkling clean.


The suggestions mentioned in this article are very critical when it comes to refreshing an old ride. If you have taken your time to go through this piece step by then you are a assured of positive change in your old car. You probably did not even think your car would ever move out your garage, now all friends want to buy it! best of in this process.

Author  Bio

Stella Grant

My name is Stella Grant . I am the founder of . Automotive is my passion, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with everyone.

~ by velofinds on September 2, 2009.

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