Often people in the market for a car choose new because they think that is the only way to get all the upgrades and customization that they want. The reality is that any used car can be turned into your custom dream. And the best part? You don’t have to pay the high price of a new car to get all the features and luxury items you want. Ride Time has a professional service department that can pimp out your used-car ride for a fraction of the cost of new and give you the customization you crave.
1. Heads-up Display
One of the easiest and most economical ways to upgrade a used car is to install a heads-up display. A heads-up display is some of the most innovative technology available for used and new cars alike. The display works by projecting an image onto the windshield so that you don’t need to look down to see how fast you are driving or where you are headed. The display now comes standard with new luxury cars like Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi, and can turn a used car into something spectacular.
The best part about adding the heads-up display is that it costs little but makes your used car seem totally high-end. Available as an aftermarket upgrade, a HUD costs the used-car buyer only about $100-300 — a small price to pay for something so cool.
2. Seat massagers and heaters
It can get pretty cold in Winnipeg. Seat warmers are about the nicest luxury that you can think of when you get into your car on a cold winter morning. Heated seats come standard with most new cars, but the good news is that you don’t need to buy new to have warm buns. If you buy a used car and want to upgrade, you can add heated seat cushions or even cooling and heating ventilated seat cushions at a fraction of the price, letting you sit in your car comfortably year-round.
3. Parking sensors
Helping you fit into tiny spaces in urban areas, parking sensors are a huge convenience. But not many used cars come equipped with them. However, you don’t have to buy new to have the additional safety of knowing how close you are to objects or to alert you when you don’t have enough room. Parking sensors work when you put the car into reverse, using sound waves to let you when there are objects in your way. The good news is they don’t have to be only available on new cars. Aftermarket sensors are a great addition to your used car. If you are looking for multiple sensors, there are original manufacturer parts that can also be installed on late-model used cars — so why buy new?
4. Reverse camera
One of the best safety features a car can have is a rearview camera. Not all used cars come equipped with one, but that isn’t a problem at all. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, blind spots are to blame for as many as 15,000 injuries per year. The good news is that rearview cameras can reduce 90% of your car’s blind spots. With a post-market cost of less than $150, they are an excellent addition to customize your used car.
5. Bluetooth entertainment systems
Since the radio is about as viable as a dinosaur these days, being able to stream your smartphone and mobile device is one of the best additions that you can make to your used car. One of the most popular aftermarket customization upgrades available, installing Bluetooth to your car can be done very inexpensively and can make your ride that much more enjoyable. With many options available, you can turn your stereo system into a complete entertainment system.
You don’t need to buy new to get all the upgrades and customization you want. Any used car can become the car of your dreams. Come see us at Ride Time, where our service station can take your used car from average to spectacular with very little cost. Let us help you build the car of your dreams without the high expense of a new car.