Manual Magic | 6 Tips For Bringing Your Car Back From the Scrapheap
Love your car but hate the way it looks? Or perhaps you hate your car but really can’t afford to buy a new one.  Your car can be a source of pride, or an embarrassment that you park around the corner so nobody knows it’s yours.  If this sounds like you, then perhaps you need to consider a few cost effective changes which can bring your car back from the scrapheap, and transform it back to (almost) new. Below are a few simple tips and tricks designed to give your car a stunning makeover.
  1. Paintwork
Chips, scratches and faded paintwork can age your car more than any other single thing. For example, if you live in a big city like Sydney, paint and bumper repairs in Sydney can be a cost effective way of turning back the clock on your car.  Spot repairs can be done quite easily – you don’t even need to paint the whole car! Compared to the cost of purchasing a new vehicle, or one that’s second hand with an unknown history, this is the smartest option with the biggest impact.
  1. Bumps and Dents
If your vehicle has dings, dents or even holes from previous accidents, they can really bring down the look of your car.  Fortunately, there are companies that will come to you with their mobile services, and repair your car whilst you are at home or at the office. They can also buff and polish your car to make it sparkle.
  1. Tyres
Another dramatic change can be made by simply giving your tyres a little attention. Providing that the tread is fine, for around $10 you can purchase tyre black, which will make your tyres look like new.
  1. Chrome
These days there is very little chrome left on modern vehicles, but things such as mag wheels can really be a stunning feature on a car if given a little attention.  Perhaps yours have been damaged by some careless parking, or just need a little polishing. Either way, all these problems can be rectified, and if you don’t have the time to do it yourself, there are companies who specifically specialize in cleaning and repairing mag wheels.
  1. Glass
Make sure any glass on your car sparkles.  Cleaning windows well both inside and out can make a huge difference to the look of your vehicle, just remember to finish off with newspaper to remove any streaks.
  1. Interior
Don’t forget to give some attention to the interior of the car. A smart and economical way to hide flaws in your interior is by covering your seats with stylish seat covers.  They can add a luxurious and welcoming feel to your interior whilst hiding a multitude of holes, tears and scratches.  Keep your carpets and mats clean and in place, but if the problem is more severe, replacement mats are a cheap and quick fix to cover carpet issues.
  1. Engine Maintenance
Even the most beautiful prestige car can look like a piece of junk if it is blowing smoke, or sounds like a truck because of a hole in the muffler or exhaust.  Keep your car regularly serviced, and these issues will be addressed before they become a problem. Tips and tricks like those mentioned above are all used by car yards to give their second hand cars a cheap facelift.  If they can do it then so can you. With a little time and effort these economical tips can bring your car back from the scrapheap. Remember, how your car is presented is a reflection of you, so make it stand out from the crowd!  
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