4 Ways to Upgrade Your Ride Instead of Selling

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If you’re ready to upgrade your ride, you may be on the fence as to whether to buy a new car or refurbish an old one. While it would be nice to have fresh-looking wheels, it’s going to cost you another series of car payments. The truth is that there are many ways to upgrade a vehicle to make it feel new without having to spend the money on purchasing a new vehicle.

Install Surround Speakers

Part of upgrading your ride is being able to jam out to your favorite tunes from time to time. A new surround sound system can be just the fix you need to feel like you’ve got a new car. Replace existing car speakers with upgraded versions or even install more than you already have. Check out the best subwoofers for car and driving to find the right set up for you.

You’ll notice a big difference in depth and clarity that your old speakers just couldn’t produce. While you’re at it, consider signing up for radio services like Sirius XM so you always have a fresh list of tunes to drive to.

Boost Engine Components

If you look under the hood of your car and get embarrassed, it may be time to upgrade your ride. These can not only make looking under your hood more pleasurable but they can easily boost your car’s performance. Consider adding a new common rail injector, chrome manifold covers, spark plugs, and ECU. A common rail injector is a must for diesel engines if you want to be able to distribute the diesel at a high pressure as evenly as possible for optimal performance.

Upgrade with Paint

Maybe one of the biggest reasons you need to upgrade your ride is that you don’t really like the color. It was in fashion years ago when you bought it, but maybe it just didn’t age gracefully. With the modern list of colors available, you can repaint your ride to something more feasible for this day and age. Just be mindful of the finish that you have applied.

Give It A New Interior

One of the attributes that can really make a car feel old is a worn-out interior. The seats are usually the first to go as they get worn and faded from people sitting and climbing over them. You can take some time to overhaul your seats with new upholstery that will be sure to please. Be sure to throw in some new carpets for your ride, and it will feel like a brand new car every time you open the door.

Deciding to upgrade your ride can be a great alternative to selling. Many people don’t realize how easy it is to change various components of their car to make it feel fresher and perform better on the roadway. By employing some of the tips above, you’ll be sure to find a simple solution.

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Written by Brooke Chaplan

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most of her time hiking, biking, and gardening. For more information, contact Brooke via Facebook at or Twitter @BrookeChaplan

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