6 ways to breathe new life into an old car

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Are you looking to restore your car to its original glory? Reviving a vehicle can be daunting, but with the right tools, knowledge, and dedication, it is possible to bring your automobile back to life. This post looks at some different ways you can upgrade your car and give it a new lease of life so you can continue to enjoy driving it for many years to come. Read on for 6 ways to breathe new life into your car.

A new paint job or vinyl wrap

The first step to reviving your car is giving it a fresh new coat of paint or a car vinyl wrap. Repainting your entire car’s paintwork can be an expensive option. This is something that is best left to the professional to ensure a perfect match and even finish. If you’re removing scratches, there are plenty of kits on the market to help you do this yourself. If you’re looking to give your car a completely new look, vinyl wrapping may be the right choice. Vinyl wrapping is a process that applies a layer of coloured vinyl to cover your vehicle. This will not only cover up any scratches or dents in your car, but it will also completely change the look and feel of your vehicle.

New carpet

If your carpet is beyond repair, you can replace it with a new one. When choosing a new carpet for your car, find a colour that matches the rest of your car’s interior. You can install new carpet yourself by removing and replacing the old carpet or by installing new carpet over your existing carpet. If you choose to install a new carpet over your existing carpet, you should lay the new carpet over your existing one to get the shaping and markings in the correct place. You will then need to remove all of the seats to remove and fix your new carpet in place. This can be a cost-effective upgrade; however, it can take a few hours to complete.

A deep clean

Even if your car is in excellent condition and running smoothly, it’s a good idea to clean it thoroughly. Start by simply vacuuming your car’s interior, and get every nook and cranny. Consider purchasing a carpet cleaning machine to deep clean your car’s carpet. Go the extra mile by removing the seats and giving them a good deep clean using upholstery shampoo or a cleaning machine specifically for this task. Alternatively, you can book it with a professional for a full valet and watch your car be restored to a new condition internally and externally.

Upgrade interiors

If your car’s interior is clean, but the seats are worn out and faded, you can upgrade the interior by installing new seat covers or replacing the old seats. You can replace the interior with an aftermarket set of seats, or you can install seat covers. For seats, you can buy aftermarket seats designed to fit your car or refurbish your car’s original seats.

Other options for interior upgrades include a new sound system, Bluetooth capabilities, tinted windows, heated seats, custom pedals, ambient lighting, and so much more.

New Wheels

If your car’s wheels are scuffed or scratched, you can replace them with new wheels to create the look of a brand-new automobile. Some car enthusiasts switch out wheels to customise their vehicles, while others do it to replace damaged or worn-out wheels. Many places sell wheels but ensure they fit your car before you buy. If you want to change your vehicle’s style, you can try more adventurous designs like a black and red racing-style design or a white trim. 

Replace old or worn parts

If your car’s interior is clean, but the steering wheel is worn or the seats are torn, you can replace the old parts to give your car a new look. You can replace the steering wheel by removing the old wheel and replacing it with a new one. This goes for other features inside your car too. For anything that looks worn or damaged gets a replacement. Pay attention to the mechanics too. Take your vehicle for a full service and ask your mechanic for any upgrades to improve your car’s drivability and help you improve your ride and get the most from your vehicle.


Many parts of a car can be restored to their original glory. If you are in two minds about selling up, why not look at new ways to change up your existing vehicle and restore it to its former glory?