How to make your old car feel newOctober 25, 2011 by: Bhavesh Kumar
One of the things that pleases me the most in an old car is that it has already been paid for. I am saying this cause I know nobody has enough money to make them imprudent on spending. Actually many people start to feel bored of their vehicles even when it’s still early to call it off. The cars manufactured in last 10 to 15 years have got the guts of going about 2-3 lac. Miles provided taken care of well. I am discussing about a few ways by which you can retain that new like feeling in your car.
1. Clean up your entire car
First one is to clean up your entire car by which I mean no everyday washing but something as advanced and as elite to make it feel almost like new. Clean the carpet and upholstery with shampoo, empty your boot of all the waste that you may have accumulated, take out the spare tyre and clean every part of the tyre pit. Also take out the seat covers and dust off all the leftover chips from it. If you know how to unbolt and bolt the seats then remove the front seats and use a vacuum cleaner there. Rub off all the stick grime from engine bay and clean the engine from below.
2. Fix cockpit
Other tip is to fix cockpit by putting a cover on the wheel which may cost you nothing more than $10 and covering up the dashboard of the car. Replacing the front seats with a new pair as the seat foam wore down as time passes by. When it comes to electronics, you may replace your outdated sound system with the one that has latest features like iPod integration which may cost you around $80. a latest GPS system could find place on your dashboard and may cost anywhere between $150 to $1000 depending upon the number of features offered.
3. change cold air filters
Another tip is to replace your cold air filters with the ones from K&N for about $200. Although this may not bring any drastic change but a few horsepower is quite assured of adding to your vehicle. The process of replacing them is also quite simple and could be done with the help of a screwdriver only. You shall start to hear a new voice coming out of your exhaust and the need of replacing the complete exhaust which is really costly could also be done away with.