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Upgrading a Used Car

It is ideal to purchase a new car over a used one. If you came into a large sum of money, your first option would be a new car. But this is wishful thinking. Despite its appeal, a new car is out of reach for most people. It is a good thing then, that there is a large market of used cars, which is still as good as new. You have the option of customizing the recently acquired vehicle, as well as upgrading its comfort and performance parts.

People mind how their cars look. Despite the importance of its handling and performance, a vehicle’s cosmetic appeal matters a lot too. People would like to be seen in cars that reflect their tastes as well as catching the right attention, all the while making them feel good being in them. You can start with giving the car a cool paint job. While choosing the new color, consider the costs and keep them to a minimum. While the vehicle acquires a new shine, its scratches and nicks get covered up in the process. The interior of the car could use some attention too. Sublte upgrades such as installing a new steering wheel, new mats and getting the interior properly cleaned will have the used car looking wonderful.

Regarding performance, there are plenty of additions you can make even on an old car, leading to great results. A simple performance improvement to the car would be installing a chip tuning box, which shall result in a 10% fuel consumption decrease and improved performance. The fact that these boxes require no cutting or welding while fixing them or removing them from the car makes it the most convenient upgrade, one which can be done by anyone. These boxes adhere to the car manufacturer’s tolerance limits thus ensuring the engine’s lifespan is not affected, and also being applicable to any model.

There are technological upgrades you can make. The world of technology is fast-paced. Your car’s model year will determine whether or not it has accessories like sat nav and mobile phones in it, of which their absence will be a handicap in today’s technologically connected world. The beauty of technology is that most of these accessories can be installed in practically any car. The installation of a touchscreen sat navigation, and car stereo hybrid takes care of two items through one device. These devices usually support Bluetooth and auxiliary connections, ensuring you have connectivity to your smartphone when needed. This should enable you to listen to content on your phone and make calls while driving.

Factoring in these upgrades in your purchase shall ensure you have a car as good as new.