A Garage Education: Essential Auto Accessories, Substitutes and Ideas

A Garage Education: Essential Auto Accessories, Substitutes and Ideas

A Few Simple Tips for Updating Your Old Car

Letitia Thomas

If you own an older car that is mechanically sound, but which doesn't look very nice on the inside, you don't necessarily need to buy a new vehicle altogether. A few simple touches can add life to the car's interior, and make it seem fresh and new. Consider a few suggestions you might try with your car.


If you're like most drivers, you often eat and drink when behind the wheel, which means that soda spills, crumbs, and other food debris make their way to the floor console. This can cause the console to look dirty and dingy, and its plastic face may even crack over time. Installing a new console is a relatively cheap and simple job for a mechanic, and it can make the entire interior look new. Opt for a stylish shifter knob along with the console, for something even more personal and unique to you.

Condition the plastic

You may know that leather inside a car needs to be conditioned regularly, to keep it soft and supple and free of cracks. You may not realize that the plastic inside a car needs this same care! Invest in a high-quality interior restorer and use this on the dashboard, steering wheel, along the door interiors, and on the front console. Allow the conditioner to sink into these pieces and sit for some time before you wipe it off. This will bring back some shine to these pieces, and also fill in cracked and peeling areas, for a fresh new look.


Old and worn seats can make any car seem outdated and dingy, and downright dirty. The upholstery used by a car manufacturer may also be a bit plain, and do nothing to enhance the interior of a car. You don't necessarily need to buy new seats to dress up the car's interior, but have the front and back seats reupholstered instead. Choose a durable fabric if you have children or pets, so that the material stays clean and free of tears for as long as possible, or might opt for something soft and warm if you want to enjoy your time on the road!

Car upholstery comes in a wide variety of colours and materials, so you might also consider something bold and dressy for your car. Red leather trim can make a car sporty, or something very flowery and bright can make the space more true to your own personality. This will then make the entire car seem brand new, but for much less cost than an actual new car!


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A Garage Education: Essential Auto Accessories, Substitutes and Ideas

I grew up in the garage. In fact, even our house was practically a garage – we had a ramp to our front door so my dad could park his motorbike in the house during the winter. As a result, I learned a lot about auto accessories. I love to write so decided to create a blog about it. I am going to discuss which accessories you need, which you can make yourself, how to use them in multiple ways and how to spot the best quality. If you are shopping for or thinking about auto accessories, please explore. these posts. Thanks for reading. My name is Maddie.