Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Old Car in Top Condition

Do you want to keep your old car in top condition? What you can do is spend a little money and revitalize the look of the old car with these 5 easy tips. Click through this post to take a closer look.


1. Fix Your Cockpit

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Get started with the steering wheel and dashboard. Fix even the minute defects and check the dashboard illumination. Many drivers can’t read their speedometers at night simply because the illumination knob has been dimmed for years through sheer inattention. If the knobs and switches are actually busted or worn-out, though, they can often be cheaply replaced with either new parts or recycled pieces found at a junkyard. If the dashboard pad is faded, consider repainting or dyeing it. After all you’re going to spend a lot of time while driving staring at it.


2. Illuminating the Lenses

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Restoring the headlights and lenses of your old car can add a shine to its look. Those automobiles that are built during the last couple of decades come in plastic composite headlamps that weather and dull over time. Try for a headlight restoration which cost less and are easy to use. It only takes a few minutes to turn your dull, yellowed headlight clear and makes your old car look nicer and instantly improves illumination.


3. Clean The Mess

Clean The Mess in your car

It’s just not about the external cleaning rather a hardcore scrubbing of everything you can reach to. Shampoo its carpet and upholstery, remove the spares and dig into every nook and cranny of the tire well. Remove the seat cushions and pick out all the petrified leftovers of potato chips. With the technical aptitude, take out the front seats and vacuum under there. Clean all the grime from the engine bay and get under the car too. This is a pretty obvious first step and the cleaning pays off because all that time spent tidying up the car is also time spent inspecting it. This is your chance to detect hidden problems.


4. Electronics

car Electronics

Although your car is only a couple of years old, it’s almost certain that it has got an outdated stereo system. Trading an old radio head unit for one that integrates with an iPod, iPhone or satellite radio, and includes a Bluetooth connection for a cellphone, will bring your car or truck into the present. Head units with iPod integration are easily found from online store like carpart4u. Throw in installation costs and you’ve still spent less to seriously upgrade your commute entertainment. Equip your car with electronic GPS navigation systems that have become affordable over the last few years.


5. Paint it Through

Paint an old car

A major part of your car’s decor depends on its outer cover. The use and abuse of touchup paint is a lengthy thing to discuss. Generally speaking, it’s best to use it sparingly and carefully. However, you can easily remove plastic trim pieces on your car’s exterior and repaint them with a spray can. It particularly makes a big difference on black parts that have weathered to a dull gray.


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