Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Top Ways To Update Your Car

The majority of us spend a lot of time in our cars, whether it’s running the kids around or simply enjoying a Sunday outing, which is why it’s so important to love the car you drive. Whether you’re driving an old banger or a top of the range beauty there are plenty of things you can do to update your car when that loving feeling starts to wear thin.

When most people think of updating they think of modifying which unfortunately means they think of the numerous tasteless boy racers whizzing around the country in their noisy Citroën Saxos. But have no fear, this article doesn’t contain a single idea that will have your car looking like Kev’s, your neighbour’s spotty teenage son.

Here are some of the top ways to update your car that are not only simple but ultimately subtle.

Upgrade your technology

It’s fair to say that most new cars have more technology than the Starship Enterprise, but if you’re driving a slightly older model then there are an amazing variety of gadgets you can buy to move you into the 21st century.

For those long hours on the road invest in a new stereo to keep you company. Whether you’re listening to Prince or Pro Green crystal clear sound can change the way you feel about driving.

Other cool gadgets include GPS, remote start systems, and Bluetooth headsets.

Get some new wheels

Choosing the right set of wheels will not only improve the handling of your car but it will look better too. The aim of the game is to improve performance not ‘pimp’ your ride. This isn’t a case of style over substance.

Sitting pretty

You could easily break the bank with this one, but if you’re careful you could reupholster your seats for a fairly respectable price. If you’re going to spend the money then you’re better off treating yourself to a unique design, after all why pay the money to look just like everyone else?

Fresh lick of paint

Another option that has the potential to cost you the earth is a new colour. Custom paint jobs could easily cost you an arm and a leg, but they don’t have to if you know what you’re doing. To save some cash opt for a vinyl wrap and pick a shade that’s hard to find on the forecourt. As with the previous tip, why look like everybody else?

Get some protection

If you’re going to spend the money upgrading your car then you’re going to want to keep it looking good for as long as possible. That’s where ceramic coating comes in. It’s a low maintenance option that will give you a crystal clear finish and spotless interior for up to five years, every car lover’s dream!


Let’s face it, who doesn’t love fluffy dice? A classic accessory and the perfect way to add a bit of kitsch to your car. You don’t even have to stick to the boring black and white, these days there’s everything from neon shades to Rastafarian designs on offer.

Rob Rudd is a keen blogger who writes for several websites. In his spare time he is currently enjoying learning the ukulele and has high hopes  of creating a band and reliving his youth.