- Go Easy on the Bumper Stickers
- Car washes are almost everywhere, the process doesn’t take long, and they don’t cost all that much.
- A car whose outside was starting to look faded and run down can be made to look so much better with a fresh coat of paint.
- A car bra can be a very useful accessory for a vehicle.
Just because your car isn’t brand new doesn’t mean it can’t look its best. And sometimes, it doesn’t take very much time, energy or effort to do things that will put a little extra shine into your vehicle’s exterior. Here’s a look at four inexpensive ways to keep the outside of your car looking nice.
Go Easy on the Bumper Stickers
People often use the backs of their cars to make all kinds of political statements. That’s especially the case during election years, when people display their preferred candidates’ bumper stickers. While it’s an effective means of advertising a message, some people take it way too far. Cars sometimes have so many bumper stickers on them that those messages get lost in the clutter. Even worse, it becomes a primary identifier of the vehicle.
If you’re determined to make some kind of a statement, it’s much more effective to just have a couple of bumper stickers. Your car can still make a good impression without conveying that its driver is trying to convert you to a half-dozen different causes or candidates. Best yet, this option involves spending zero money.
Get A Car Wash
Depending on where you live and drive, the outside of your car can get quite dirty and muddy. It’s tempting to skip out on car washes in the soggy Pacific Northwest during rainy seasons. However, first impressions count and driving around in a car that’s covered in dust doesn’t help to make a good one.
Car washes are almost everywhere, the process doesn’t take long, and they don’t cost all that much. They ensure that your vehicle will be shiny and clean.
If you really want to do it right, make sure to vacuum the interior while you’re at it. These little bits of effort will go a long way, and you’ll thank yourself in the end.
Get a Paint Job
Any car that’s been driven long enough will ultimately end up with dings and dents. Weather conditions can also corrode and rust a vehicle’s exterior over time.
While costlier than any of the other options listed above, a paint job can be worth every penny. A car whose outside was starting to look faded and run down can be made to look so much better with a fresh coat of paint.
Get a Car Bra
This option may sound funny at first, and it does come with a cost. That being said, a car bra can be a very useful accessory for a vehicle. That’s especially true if your car has ever sustained any sort of front-end damage over time. Putting a car bra over it can help cover up any otherwise unsightly aspects of that part of your car, and could even make it look better than it would otherwise.
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