Driving in a car can sometimes feel like a very mundane activity. After all, you do it every day, probably under all kinds of circumstances. And just how exactly are you supposed to feel like you’re cruising in style when you’ve got a minivan or one of the top American cars from 2016 that’s full of crumbs from your child’s last melt-down? Well, fortunately for you, we have some tips that might just help you get around the town with a little more panache.
Clean Out the Car
Honestly, you should do this whether you want to ride in style or not. It’s not just about making your car pretty on the inside so that Hollywood starlets passing by will want to ask you for a ride, but that does help. This also has a lot to do with safety. You know what happens when you don’t clean the car? As discussed in many online traffic schools, that cup that you left in the back seat from two weeks ago, rolls to the front seat and manages to lodge itself under the brake pedal. Ok, that’s the worst-case scenario, but it could happen. One more bonus is that having a sparkling interior can really help you feel a lot more Zen about your morning commute too.
Make the Outside Shine
Your car is too good for a regular wash! It needs the finest wax that money can buy. We don’t care if it’s a 1988 Geo Prism that just won’t die. People will never notice the rust if you just apply enough wax to it. At the very least, it will look a lot better to you and the people on the street if the outside is spotless and reflecting sunlight like it’s nobody’s business. If you need another reason, wax also protects your car from the many physical elements on the road too. It means that nature’s droppings won’t have quite as high an impact on your resale value.
Work the Bling
How many episodes of MTV’s Pimp My Ride have you seen? Because if it’s less than all of them, then you should probably change that if you want to ride in style. While you may never be featured on the show, you can go shopping for the trinkets that reflect your own personal style. We suggest decals, fancy hubcaps, and monogrammed floor mats. Whatever it is you do, keep yourself from going off the deep end by reminding yourself that you don’t want to attract too much attention. Just enough to show that you’re a fancy person who rides in style — even though you have a Ford Escort from the late ’90s.
Now Focus on You
Yeah, you probably saw this coming. You can’t be wearing scrubs when you set foot inside your newly restyled vehicle. Now is the time to bring out your fancy duds, and start making your outfits match the car. It doesn’t have to be evening gowns and tuxes (though those would be a good place to start.) Just start combing your closets to see what you have. Start taking care of your body the same way you take care of your vehicle, and you may just notice that you get healthier too. And if you don’t feel like doing any of the above, you can probably get away with style if you have the attitude. The problem is that it’s tough to get the attitude if you don’t have the goods to back it up. So, either you’ve got enough sass for 10, or you may want to try the above tricks and then see for yourself how interesting the ride can be.