How To Add Value To Your Car

Usually, people say that from the moment you drive your new car out of the dealership, it loses money, cars only depreciate in value, and you can’t make money off them. While this is mostly true, you can, however, turn a banger into something great and with some, work and some effort and a little bit of spending you can turn your car into something you’re proud of. So whether you’re looking at buying something old and run down to do it up, or your car is looking like it’s on its last legs, but you love it, so you want to bring it back to life, here’s how you can do it and ultimately add value and also something very unique to your car. A customized, luxury car, hey? What’s not to love?

Get The Latest Technology

You don’t have to buy a new car to get it to connect to your phone so you can talk hands-free, so you can have your messages read out to you or listen to your music and your playlists. All you need to do is buy the right tech. There is a lot of choice out there now including Apple CarPlay to replace your car’s stereo allowing you to stream music as well as providing a navigation system for your vehicle. Then there’s the Anker’s Roav VIVA which is the original Alexa-enabled car charger and offers you access to over 25,000 Alexa skills such as the voice-controlled navigation, hands-free calling, music streaming and even the opportunity to remotely control smart devices in your home.

Give It A Makeover

Fancy a new color? Maybe your car needs to be a bit shinier? You can do whatever you want with the exterior of your vehicle as long as you’re prepared to put the work in or to spend the money. An excellent idea to see your car through to lasting a bit longer is to take it to get a ceramic paint coating which is done with Car Protection Paint and can protect against stone chips, scuffs, and minor scratches. The exterior of your car can make all the, and because if it looks terrible on the outside, it can appear more damaged and older than it is. Getting a paint job, either doing it yourself or getting it done professionally is totally worth it and can and old car look brand new again, plus it can make it look completely unique depending on what color you want to go with and if you want any sort of design or image on it. It’s totally up to you to do with what you want.

Don’t Forget About Tyres

Worn out tires don’t look good, and they’re not safe either. They also require your car to work harder because if your tires aren’t up to scratch, then the vehicle will need to use more power to brake or turn. There are also some great gadgets available now for your tires, such as the Nonda ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor which can track the tire pressure in real time from your mobile phone. It can detect slow leaks and also comes with an anti-theft locking system and a built-in USB port for charging other devices.

Get Comfy

On a long drive or even a short one, you want to be comfy. You spend a lot of time in your car, so make sure you have comfy seats. Seats should also complement the beautiful exterior that you now have on your vehicle. There’s no point having it look amazing on the outside and then when you open the door everything’s falling apart. You could get some totally new seats which heat up and keep you warm in the winter, or you could just get some seat covers. Seat covers will protect your seats from any mess like food and drinks, any damage caused by heat exposure, as well as general wear and tear. Not only this, but they provide the comfort that you’re looking for, and there are so many types available. There’s a variety of different seat covers and fabrics available at all different costs.

Get Clean

It’s not just the seats that will make you feel comfy, but if the car is dirty inside, then you won’t feel at ease in your car. It’s inevitable that over time, your vehicle will accumulate dust and dirt, especially in your car’s carpet. You can take it to an auto trim specialist to get the job done. Once you’ve got the brand spanking new carpet down, make sure you keep it fresh and fluffy. Invest in a new vacuum cleaner the portable vacuum like the Armor All 12V Car Vac. It’s Lightweight, compact, and easy to use, and even better you can plug it into your car’s 12-volt outlet’. Also, if you’ve been at the beach or there’s been a spillage, it can pick up both wet and dry debris, and it comes with a built-in crevice tool for hard-to-reach corners, as well as a handy LED torch if you want to use it at night.

Light It Up

Bright Lights on the exterior are essential, dim ones look the car is sad and dying, and no one wants that. So make sure your beams are beaming. Then if you’re going to really pimp up the inside then how about some neon lights? A bit extravagant, but why not, make it yours and don’t you deserve to have a fancy and extravagant car? Neon lights are available in different colors, and you could go for an exotic look or a romantic tone – whichever suits you and they’re really easy to install. Just make sure your car battery is disconnected first.

Maintain The Motor

It’s no good doing your car up and then not looking after it. Get your manual out and maintain your vehicle by the book…literally. Your car’s manual has its regular maintenance schedule in it is inside it, it will tell you everything from when to change your oil to what kind of oil you should be using. For everything else you buy you would use a manual to check how it works and to make sure you’re looking after it properly, so why not do the same for a car? As well as knowing how it works and what it needs, keep it parked in a sheltered place, this will give you the best chance of no scratches or any weather damage.

Drive Safely

Finally, one of the most important things you can do to not only maintain your car but to add value potentially (if you do all the other mod cons) is to drive safely. Showing off your new paint job and wheels by driving fast won’t do anyone any favors. Drive carefully and stay safe. Get yourself a dash cam as these are a really handy tool should anything happen and you need to determine fault after a car accident – which hopefully you won’t have. Try the Garmin Dash Cam 65W as that comes highly recommended as it captures images in crystal-clear 1080p video, saves the video on impact, and will record your GPS location to show when and where accidents occurred. As well as this, if you’re not confident parking – or even if you are, be extra careful and get yourself a Parking assistant. Either one installed in your car or a portable one that is just for you and you can use it to ensure you don’t have any accidents when trying to get into those tight spaces.

Easy Fixes

Some things can be easily fixed, when you’re doing your general maintenance, make sure you keep on top of these. Whether it’s the light, the battery, a rip in the seat, if it’s small and can be fixed then get it done there and then. Don’t wait for it to get worse and don’t wait for other problems to arise. Otherwise, you’ll only get used to them and not realize how big of a deal they actually are.

Finally…

Enjoy the car and enjoy yourself. A car is no good if you don’t like it. Make it your own; make it what you want. Even if it’s not to sell it on but simply to look after your pride and joy and make it better, improve it and make it the way you want it. You can make a car entirely your own, design the outside, choose the seats, the steering wheel, the tires, update the technology, and keep the vehicle maintained! It’s not difficult and if your car is your passion then enjoy it. Make the most of it and make it your hobby.

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One Response to “How To Add Value To Your Car”

  1. Caitlyn says:

    Awesome! Love the makeover part about paint protection and light up, mainly because I love LED’s in cars 🙂

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