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Simple Ways to Turn Back the Clock on Your Car’s Interior

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Wear and tear is not only noticeable on your car’s exterior. Your car’s interior can look older than it should just from day-to-day and year-to-year use. But simple tweaks can stop the clock and make your car’s interior look like new once again.

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Cleaning is never a fun chore, but a thorough declutter and cleaning of your car’s interior can work wonders for its appearance. Of course, to really reveal the forgotten beauty of your car’s cabin, you’re going to need a lot of elbow grease.

“Shampoo the carpet and upholstery, excavate all the trash moldering in the trunk, remove the spare and get into every nook and cranny of the tire well, and remove the seat cushions and pick out all the petrified potato chips,” advises Popular Mechanics Writer John Pearley Huffman.

If possible, he suggests removing the front seats to uncover the grossness that lurks below. It may not be your eyesight that’s causing your dashboard controls to look dim. They might need some attention or repair.

“There are drivers out there who can’t read their speedometers at night simply because the illumination knob has been dimmed for years through sheer inattention,” Pearley Huffman writes. “If the knobs and switches are actually busted or worn-out, though, they can often be cheaply replaced with either new parts or recycled pieces found at a junkyard.”

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A new air filter and an A/C check can also do wonders for the quality of the air inside your cabin, too. Your car’s interior will be looking and smelling fresh in no time with these tips.

News Source: Popular Mechanics