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Vehicle Upgrades that Make Your Car Look Like a Million Bucks

Used Cars in Kansas City Get a New Look with These Tips from Auto Bank

window tint on used car

Thinking about that dream car? Thinking of how to make it even better with the right upgrades? You can make that happen with Auto Bank KC.

But first things first. Let’s see how we can get that car in the first place. There are many options, and many choose a used car at a dealership. Used car shopping at used car dealerships is a dreaded experience for most. It isn’t just the shopping experience since, oftentimes, buyers have to secure financing at a separate institution as well. It makes for one majorly inconvenient hassle.

Auto Bank KC to the rescue! Auto Bank KC is a Buy Here Pay Here car dealership. That is, we do in-house vehicle financing as well as sell cars. This means you get financing and use that financing to make a vehicle purchase at our well-stocked dealership. Our dealership is set up to do in-house car loans as well as being a premium customer-focused dealership.

Auto Bank KC has a wide variety of financing options including low credit auto loans. We also have the vehicles and those upgrades that can make the new purchase look like a million bucks.

Adding upgrades

With the help of Auto Bank KC, that dream car is now in the driveway and the thoughts turn to upgrades. It’s best to begin your upgrade journey by giving your car a good cleaning first. Having accomplished that, upgrades can include a new paint job, a car wrap, window tinting, tires, wheels, new headlights, new taillights, and other accessories too numerous to mention.

Professional wash, wax, engine cleaning, and detailing

Before getting down to hardware additions, the first thing to consider is a clean car in the first place. After all, one wouldn’t start laying down the gold leaf on a dirty cathedral. This involves getting the car professionally washed, waxed, and detailed, inside and out, including an engine cleaning. The most beautiful car in the world looks bad if it’s dirty. It’s amazing what professional detailers can do. Oftentimes it seems like a new car once they’re done with it.

Don’t forget about the engine. It looks, and even seems to run better, if it’s professionally cleaned too. Some accessories may apply to the engine and it kind of defeats the point if the engine looks bad.

A new paint job

Sometimes it’s just necessary to get a new paint job. Rubbing compound and wax can’t always work its magic. New paint seems to add years to a vehicle. There is also the option of different colors and customizations (e.g., two-tone) that can really set a car off from the rest of the herd.

Get a car wrap

Speaking of standing out from the herd, a car wrap can make a vehicle look like it just came off a Hollywood movie set. It can totally transform a car. Like paint colors, the options and varieties for a vinyl car wrap are virtually limitless. Another advantage is that if a part of the wrap gets damaged, only that portion needs to be replaced.

Window tinting

An oldie but a goodie is window tinting. It is as practical as it is appealing to the eye. It keeps that heat out in the summer, keeps the glare down on the road, and gives the car a great look.

New tires and wheels including wheel restoration

Also important are new tires and wheels. The right rims and tires can really add to the looks of a car. Here too, the options abound. There are too many different styles, shapes, and sizes to even begin to list. This could be a safety improvement as well depending on the type of driving and climate where the vehicle is driven.

Another option that many don’t realize is that wheels that have seen many miles can be restored. There are shops that can refinish the old wheels to make them look good as new.

New headlights and tail lights

This is a particularly great upgrade for older cars but can add flash to any car. It freshens up older cars in particular if they have dingy, fogged-up, or frosted-over headlamps. New tail lights can add a real sense of flair.

Car accessories

This category is like trying to enumerate all of the species on planet Earth. There are body kits, new bumpers, seat covers, floor mats, mud flaps, decals, fuzzy dice, accent lights, and, well, it’s overwhelming. It’s really up to your wants and desires and the sky's the limit.

Even a simple daily driver can be greatly improved with these basic tips. Your vehicle will never have looked so good.

Getting the Best Used Cars in Kansas City from Buy Here Pay Here Dealerships

At Auto Bank, we sell some of the top used cars in Kansas City. Regardless of your needs and budget, we can get you driving away in a new-to-you ride in no time. With in-house vehicle financing, you can skip much of the hassle associated with buying a car from a traditional dealership. Shop our inventory online today, or stop by either of our Kansas City car lots and see us.