Whether you’ve bought a used car or you’re trying to give your old auto a longer life, most tips on caring for the car focus on the essentials of keeping it running for longer. But the driving experience is so much more than just ensuring that it’s “functional”. You want to feel like you’re driving a newer car, too. Here, we’re going to look at how to make an old car not only perform but actually feel a little younger once more.
Take good care of it
If there’s a reason your car is feeling particularly old, it’s likely because you haven’t been taking the best care of it. The more preventative maintenance you’re willing to do, the more you’re willing to spend time cleaning and detailing the body, the younger it will look and feel. Body maintenance supplies from places like ctisupply.com can do a lot to help. It’s still not too late to start giving your car the love and attention it deserves.
Don’t forget the interior
Remember where you’re going to be spending most of your time touching and actually feeling the age in the car. It could brand new from the outside, but if you can feel the grime, the debris, and the general air uncleanness inside, it’s still going to feel like an old, faded vehicle. Autodeets.com features some of the very best dashboard cleaners and take good care especially of the steering wheel. Fabric shampoo for the seats and the foot space of the car and do a lot to freshen it up, as well. It will feel better, look better, and smell better.
Make some replacements
If you’ve never replaced a part of the car yourself, then it might be entirely your fault the car is feeling so old even if it’s actually quite young. We’re talking about some of the most essential replacements a car owner has to make on a semi-regular basis. The tires, the spark plugs, the brake pads, the exhaust filters, the fluids. These need to be replaced over time and if you’re just leaving it until you go for a servicing, you could be accelerating the aging process.
Make some additions
If you want to give the car a little more kick, then take a more thorough look at the engine. Beyond replacing what no longer works, there is something you could add. Howstuffworks.com gives a breakdown of what, exactly, a cold air intake could do for your car. Then can open up the inhalation system, improving the amount and quality of oxygen in the ignition system of the engine. That means that your car gets a little more horsepower to its name and could even make it a little more energy efficient. It won’t change how the car feels completely, but it gives it a nice little lease on life.
There’s quite a lot you can do to help a car hide its age, but you can’t work miracles. Give it a little more kick for the time it has left, but don’t expect it to handle quite as well as it once did.