Taking Care of Your Car with New Accessories

By: Andrew Bernhardt
Cars often come equipped with various upgrades and accessories straight from the factory. But often owners look at their stock vehicle and begin to think to themselves: why can’t I upgrade this vehicle? Well you can! There are a huge number of minor upgrades that can be made to any car to increase comfort and appearance. And though the accessories may not explicitly increase the value of the car, but the perception of the vehicle may change after the upgrade, and the car may sell for more (if up for sale). One great add-on to consider is as wood dash kit. A dash kit can add a great sense of style to an ordinary vehicle. Though most dash kits are not actually wood, with the proper installation against the existing dash, an impressive wood grain look can be conveyed. Many dash kits have individual sticker-like components which can be applied directly to the existing dash. A careful application can totally transform the look and feel of a vehicle’s interior. Another great add on are car seat covers, which are one of the easiest accessories to add to a car.

Styles range from fluffy, expensive sheepskin to form fitting waterproof covers, perfect to throw a wetsuit on. Certain types of car seat covers can also be used to protect the vehicle’s interior from damage and stains caused by pets. The exterior of the car cannot be ignored. Even the coolest model vehicle will be ignored unless buffed and waxed to a glossy shine. There is a huge variety in washing and cleaning supplies ranging from waxes and glazes. Some manufacturers who make exterior products have a range of products for the interior as well. Grime and buildup are common especially in ‘high traffic’ areas if the vehicle. Upholstery, glass surfaces, window seals, door seal. A proper leather cleaner should also be employed for the maximum clean. It is also important to find the best possible wiping materials, whether wiping towels, microwipes, or chamois cloths. You know that old stained, grimy cloth you keep in the trunk of your car? Before using it, think twice! You may inadvertently scratch your surface. Other car cleaners which are less often considered are engine compartment and tire cleaners. The average engine and tires are extremely filthy, and they are often ignored by the average motorist who is usually more concerned about exterior shine. The outside of a vehicle may be glossy, but the engine surface gets dirty very quickly and should not be neglected. Expensive tire cleaners for example, can contain a variety of ingredients which make them sound more like health and beauty products. These ingredients include cocoa butter, avocado oil, clove oil and coconut oil. The main benefit is the restoration of many of the natural oils found in rubber—oils which prevent drying out an leave the tire looking naturally shiny. Engine cleaners can be diluted or used directly to remove grime and oil buildup. These cleaners too contain such exotic ingredients such as lemon rind oil and grapefruit rind oil. With such choice, availableArticle Submission, the true car enthusiast has no excuse to not invest in quality interior accessories.

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