Whether you are looking to personalise your recently bought car or your trusty motor is beginning to show her age, there are a number of quick and easy ways to make your car look as good as new all over again! Here are our top five tips and tricks on giving your vehicle a bit of a facelift.

Time to accessorise!

If your car is showing no serious wear and tear but is just looking a bit tired and bland on the interior, then some snazzy accessories could be the answer to your prayers. Think air fresheners to keep your car smelling sweet, or the classic furry dice hanging from your rear view mirror. Steering wheel covers can also add a pop of colour and interest to your car’s interior.

Heading back outside, why not top it all off with a nifty aerial topper? Your car will soon be looking revitalised and full of personality.

A spring clean

If it is years of dust, dirt and muddy boots that are making your car look (and maybe smell!) less than fresh, then the simplest way of making it look brand new again will be to take it in for a professional valet service. You will be surprised at just how dirty your car may have been before, and you’ll be stunned at just how much of a difference a thorough clean makes, taking years off of the appearance of your car.

There are also a great selection of car valeting products on the market, so if you want to give it a go yourself, there’s no stopping you.

The magic of car mats

To prevent dirt and grime spoiling the interior of your car in the first place, why not invest in some car mats? There is an almost endless list of style and colour combinations to choose from, so no matter what car you drive, or your own personal tastes – there will be a number of car mats that are perfect for you.

There are many options for different budgets, all the way from value to luxury, where you could kit your car out with sumptuous mats made from high-end materials such as wool. Not only will they prevent wear and tear to the floor of your car, but they are easy to remove and clean, making that dreaded task a lot quicker and easier. Plus they make your car look younger and fresher in an instant! What’s not to like?

Tidy your car up

If you are prone to letting your car fill up with all kinds of clutter, then a car organiser is an ideal way to tidy all of that away, making your car look brand new rather than a container for everybody else’s junk! Car organisers can hang off the back of seats, perfect for children’s books and toys, or larger organisers can be stored away in the boot, so that they are hidden out of sight of you and your passengers but still easily accessible.

Give your seats a facelift

Car seats are subjected to a lot of wear and tear over the years, so it makes sense to give them a little bit of TLC if they are looking rather tired. Whether you feel that your vehicle needs entirely new seats or if some attractive car seat covers will do the job just as well, you will notice the difference straight away! Car seat cushions are also a great way to spruce up your car interior, plus they make journeys a lot more comfortable for you and your passengers.

Seat covers and cushions can also be removed for easy cleaning, making them a great investment.

Your car will seem as good as new!

So now that you know how to get started on jazzing up your motor, there’s no excuse to be driving a car that looks past its best. For the sake of very little time and effort, you could end up with a car that looks years, if not decades younger.

Tyron Smith is the Director for Car Mats Direct, a tailored car mat specialist based in Witham, Essex and one of the very first vehicle specific car floor mat suppliers in the UK