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Old cars are popular – and it’s easy to see why. Typically, their depreciation rate is slower than that of newer models.

Should an owner decide to sell theirs, they stand to gain good value for money. And luckily, there are plenty of reliable valuation sources out there.

Whether you do or don’t sell, any mature motor can benefit from a touch of refreshment.

We offer some useful tips to help you achieve this.

Clean Upholstery

Clean the upholstery of your motor, and you could enhance its look and feel. This may be easier to do than it sounds.

The right materials to use are usually dependent on the fabric of your seats. To identify the best tools for your car, why not consult the vehicle manual?

Typically, this is where manufacturers provide guidance on upkeep and maintenance. So, this may be the best place to look.

Very often, water, a scoop of laundry detergent, and a sponge will suffice. You may want to try this on a small piece of fabric – similar to the one in your car interior – first.

Before you do, however, remember to hoover any debris from the seats and floor. That way, you can guarantee that this will be an effective project.

Add Fresh Smells

Because it’s a confined space, a car – and especially its passengers – can really benefit from a fresh smell.

This is your car, so why don’t you add your favourite scent to it? If you’re not sure what that is, you may want to choose a mood-boosting aroma.

Jasmine, for example, is thought to calm people’s nerves. And as most drivers will attest, this can be useful when navigating roads. Similarly, cinnamon can heighten alertness in those who sniff it.

With the right scent, you can guarantee a more pleasant driving experience. And, of course, a fresher smell – and feel – for your automobile.

Polish and Wax

Refreshing your car

To keep your car in prime condition, you needn’t look further than a polish and wax job.

This activity can reduce the effect of erosion – and this may enable better value retention. Equally, it’ll add a sophisticated look to it, too. Do this regularly, and you’ll be able to heighten its worth, appearance and appeal.

Even better, you could perform this task cheaply – all you need is a polishing sponge or cloth and, of course, polish. It really can be that easy to refresh your car.

Refreshing your motor doesn’t have to be a chore. You may even find it a fun and creative opportunity. With these tips, you can keep it looking clean and feeling fresh at all times.

This post was created in collaboration with The AA.

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