So, you just bought a used car. It feels great to have a new-to-you car, but you want that car to look good and drive like it’s new to everyone, right? There are a few things you can do to make a used car feel brand new. Read the rest of this entry for some advice on how to turn your used car into a car you will be proud to show off.
Learn to Detail your Car Yourself
Even a ten-year-old car can feel brand new when it is cleaned up inside and out. If you don’t already have them, invest in the following tools and equipment for car cleaning:
- Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum
- Spray Nozzle, Brass Nozzle, or Pressure Washer
- Precision Vacuum Attachments
- High-Quality Glass Cleaner, Car Cleaner Soap, Tire Shine, Leather Cleaner, and Carnauba Wax or Ceramic Coating
- Microfiber Cloths, Chamois, and Buffing Cloth or a Polishing Tool
Learn to clean your car diligently by finding online tutorials, reviewing product instructions, and learn from people you know who can offer you some pointers. Be sure to remember a few cleaning principles like cleaning from top to bottom and keeping an eye for detail.
Replace All Changeable Parts on Your Car
Tires may be costly to replace, but a new set of tires can change the way it feels to drive your car. Be sure to get your brake pads changed and check on your brake rotors as well, because those may also need to be changed. Top off your windshield washer fluid with water-repelling windshield washer fluid and get new wiper blades if yours are frayed, splitting, or peeling apart. Learn how to change your cabin air filter too, as that will help eliminate odors and keep your air clean. Stay on top of upkeep like this, and your clean car will feel like new.