Buying a used car isn’t so bad when you think about all the great car accessories you can add to make your used car feel brand new. From gadgets to services, a little TLC can go a long way in making your used car purchase feel just like driving a brand new one off the lot.
A New Stereo or Infotainment System:
We don’t have many bad things to say about the advancements in technology, except that they can leave your relatively new car feeling old and outdated! Even if you have a recent model car, your stereo, infotainment system, or lack thereof can make your car feel dated and grungy. Getting a new system, even including the installation costs, can be a relatively inexpensive way to shoot your car into the present and beyond.
Aftermarket Intake Systems:
One of the simple car accessories that can give an older car a little extra oomph is a simple aftermarket intake system. Letting your car breathe can do wonders, and cold air intake systems can be purchased at a reasonable price although an aftermarket exhaust system may run you a bit more. Additionally, you don’t need to be mechanically savvy or shell out the big bucks for installation as it can be accomplished fairly easily. You won’t need more than a screwdriver to get going.
Headlight Restoration Kit:
These nifty little kits can be picked up for under $30 and used with ease. The plastic composite headlamps that most cars in recent decades have been equipped with face some serious weathering and dull through time. With just a few minutes of your spare time, you can take your yellowed and dull headlights back to vibrant and clear. This little gem won’t just make your vehicle look nicer, it’ll also instantly improve your vehicle’s illumination.
As your car spends time outdoors and in inclement weather, it can age and deteriorate. One area prone to wear and tear is the rubber trim that seals your doors and windows. Over time, this can become worn, cracked, dried, or torn. It not only looks bad; it can make the ride in your car noisy while also opening your car up to the elements. If your rubber is looking a little ragged, this accessory can be purchased very inexpensively. With a little time, patience, and a steady hand, your new rubber can be installed to help your car look and feel like new again.
Brakes & Suspension
So, this accessory is actually a group of accessories but depending on your budget you can opt for one or several. While accessories can help with the cosmetic look of your car, this accessory or group of accessories can really go a long way to making your car drive like new and feel great. Start out with new rotors and brake pads to feel an instant difference in how your car performs. If you have the time and money to kick it up a notch, go all out with shocks, struts, dampers, and springs too. Just take care that you don’t get mechanically over your head or your budget.
Buying a used car doesn’t have to be any less fun or exciting than buying a new one, with these accessories your used car can give you the same feeling and excitement as a new one!