It doesn’t matter how old your car is, if it’s still running and you still love it then there’s no reason why it can’t be as beautiful and luxurious as a modern luxury car and include the same high-tech features. There are upgrades you can do which don’t have to break the bank, and each one will go a long way to making your car even more special and unique as well as bringing it into the 21st century.
Update your tech
You could get Apple CarPlay to replace your car’s stereo, this is also a great way to add features like Bluetooth connectivity, streaming music and navigation to your car, and you can get it for under $500. That leaves plenty of money to upgrade the rest of your car’s audio system at the same time.
Give it a new look
An old paint job, a few scratches and generally a poorly maintained car body can make your car look worse than it is. A good paint job can be costly, but if you’re willing to spend a weekend in your garage, you can get everything you need to wrap your car in top-notch vinyl for a lot cheaper. Vinyls come in many different colours, finishes, and textures, so the ultimate look of your car is entirely up to you and it won’t look like anyone else’s.
Invest in some new tyres as worn out ones have little or no tread left on them. As a result, you have to work harder, and your car needs to push more power to the ground to brake or take any turn. Old tyres also make it difficult to stop the vehicle quickly in time of emergency, which may lead to accidents. You can even buy new tyres online to get better performance from your car.
You don’t have to have a brand-new car to have the latest accident avoidance warning systems. The Mobileye-560 has everything from lane departure alerts to pedestrian detection.
You don’t just want comfy seats for long journeys; you want them all the time no matter where you’re going. You probably don’t even realise how much you adjust yourself every time you are driving, which causes fatigue. New seats can range from a couple of hundred to several thousand each, but if you shop around, you can find some nice additions to your car for well under $1,000.
Clean up your interior
As your car gets older, there is an increasing amount of dust, dirt, dead skin and mucus build-up in your car’s carpet. Fresh carpet isn’t just more beautiful to look at and feel; it can give you a sense of peace, knowing you don’t immediately need a shower the moment you’re out of your car. You can take it to an auto trim specialist to get the job done, or you can buy the carpet yourself and do it in an afternoon. It’s incredibly easy if you can turn a wrench and pull your seats, and you’ll save a couple of hundred bucks in the process.