MOTOR in need of a makeover? We can keep you on the road for less.
The costs of owning a car adds up, with a new study revealing we spend up to a QUARTER of our salaries on our wheels.
If your car needs a little TLC, try these cost-cutting tips from motor expert Chris Edwards of DC Dodd Motors in Leytonstone, East London.
Wash up: Sometimes a good wash is all that’s needed to make a car look new. But regularly visiting a car wash can soon add up, with averages around £10.
Save money by going the DIY route. Chris says: “Get rid of any old grime with a strong car shampoo. I prefer to use Meguiar’s, for £6.80 — it’s long-lasting and leaves the paintwork super-glossy.”
SAVING: £3.20 from the first wash
Scent-sational: Spruce up the smell of your motor with Carfume. It sells fragrances for cars inspired by designer names, including Jo Malone. Pick up a Pomegranate Noir-inspired scent for £9.99, far cheaper than spritzing your interior with a regular bottle at £47 for 30ml.
Light relief: Dull headlights can leave your car looking in need of TLC, but this is easily fixed. Chris says: “Dull or ‘yellowish’ headlights can be given a spruce with a headlamp restoration kit, £21.60 at Halfords. But you can also use toothpaste to buff away cloudiness.”
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In a dash: If your dashboard is looking the worse for wear, you can clean it up yourself without a full valet. Chris says: “A dash and trim treatment can work wonders.”
You can get Poorboys Trim Restorer for less than half price at £11.34 from carparts4less.co.uk.
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