Now that spring is nearing its close and the weather is getting warmer, it’s the perfect time for sprucing up your car. With the cold, grey days of winter no more than a distant memory, and rain falling far less frequently than before, you can bring your car out of the garage and make a start on fixing all of those little niggles that have been annoying you for so long.
If you’re wondering where to begin, here are four top tips that you might find useful…
#1: Clear Your Lenses
Most of the vehicles on the road today feature plastic composite headlamps, the main problem with these being that they tend to weather and dull over time. The solution is a simple one. If you want to get them back to being as good as new, pick up a DIY headlight restoration kit and set to work on them yourself. In no time at all, you’ll go from having yellowed headlights to ones that are perfectly clear, helping to not only spruce up the appearance of your car, but also instantly improving illumination.
#2: Revitalise the Air Conditioning
Although you’re unlikely to have used your air conditioning over the winter months, once summer comes around, you’re going to want to take full advantage of it, so it’s time to clean out your system and get it smelling fresh again. With mould, mildew, and bacteria all likely to have built up over time, we suggest cleaning or replacing all of the filters, before finishing off with an AC deodoriser to help keep your nose feeling happy.
#3: Replace Your Gas Struts
Next on your agenda should be checking your gas struts. If your boot has been sticking but you simply haven’t got round to checking what the problem is, these probably need replacing, and luckily, they’re really easy to get hold of from companies like SGS. Simple and straightforward to remove and then re-install in a newer, shinier form, they’ll have your boot sliding open as easily as a knife through butter.
Last but not least, take a look at any areas of damage. Your paintwork can easily become rusted, scratched, or otherwise dulled, but this is really straightforward to take care of all by yourself. Simply get your hands on some touch-up paint, don your overalls, and set to work. However, a word of warning: aim to use this sparingly and carefully unless you want the finished job to look entirely amateur.
Why not start planning your own overhaul today? With these simple tips and tricks you’ll have your car looking as good as new in no time.