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Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

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Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

The renewal of the Vehicle interiors is an extensive undertaking that can breathe new life into the car not only visually but also functionally. In this extended article, we delve a little deeper into interior design options, from updating seats to smaller details that are often overlooked. However, it should of course be borne in mind that we only superficial can broach the topic and cannot explain a complete renovation in detail at this point or even support it with pictures. However, if the following article leads to being an inspiration for such a project, then we have already done everything right. So let's get started with the topic Renew interior equipment!

Renew the interior!

Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

Seat repair and renewal: The seats are the heart of the interior and have a significant influence on comfort. Worn ones, spotty or damaged Seats can seriously disrupt the overall appearance of the vehicle. A popular solution for this is this Reupholstering the seats, should be the common one interior cleaning no longer lead to anything. When choosing the material, it is of course important to have one high quality fabric or leather to choose one that not only fits the style of the car but is also durable. After all, you sit on it for countless hours every day! Additional considerations, such as ergonomic adjustments or additional padding, can significantly improve comfort. And you can also get features like a Seat heating or cooling Install to further increase comfort. (Instructions for installing seat heating)

Complex but worth it: new carpet!

Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

Carpet renewal: Another element that is subject to very heavy wear and tear is the vehicle carpet. An old, worn carpet can give the interior a dated and unkempt look. By the Removing the old carpet and laying a new one, durable and easy to use cleaning carpet you can effectively upgrade the cabin. The precise cutting and the Customization of the carpet Of course, the interior is essential. And also think about whether you want another one soundproofing Lay under the carpet to increase comfort by reducing outside noise. There is more information about this in the article “The possibilities for sound insulation for the interior!“. And special ones too Additional seals can provide even more comfort.

From the dashboard to the headliner!

Renewal of other interior components: In addition to the seats and carpets, there are a number of other components that should be taken into account for an interior renovation. This includes Door panels, the dashboard and the headliner. You can either use special cleaning products (Tip: Clean the roof lining of the vehicle properly) refreshed or complete if necessary replaced become. When renewing the dashboard you can consider modern Touchscreens or controls to bring the cabin up to date with the latest technology. And the headliner can also be renewed to eliminate stains or wear and tear, allowing items such as LEDs to integrate (Tip: Individual roof lining – car tuning to the very top).

Concept – renew interior equipment:

  • Creation of an overall concept: Planning all interior changes, including design and material selection.
  • Goal definition: Decision as to whether the vehicle should have a sporty, comfort-oriented or luxurious character.
  • material selection: Selection of specific materials such as nappa, Alcantara or suede for various elements of the interior.

Popular tuning elements

  • Sports Seats: Installation of bucket-shaped seats for more support and a sporty look.
  • Saddlery work: Professional reupholstery of seats and cockpit, using a variety of materials and designs.
  • Steering wheel modifications: Installing a sports steering wheel or attaching special covers to improve the grip and appearance.
  • Floor mats and trunk mats: Individualization through the use of mats in different colors, patterns or with lettering.
  • Gear knob changes: Replacing the gear knob or automatic lever with a new model that is functional but also a visual eye-catcher.
  • trim: Beautification of the entry area and the interior with decorative strips and chrome panels; A cost-effective method is to foil existing strips.

Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

Cost-effective tuning

  • Foiling of interior elements: Your own foiling of strips and panels for a new look without major financial outlay.
  • Self-assembly of elements: Carrying out simple tuning work such as attaching steering wheel covers or new seat covers to save costs.
  • Installing a new steering wheel: While some work can be done yourself, installing a new steering wheel should be left to the professionals to avoid problems with electronics.

Getting started with car interior tuning

  • Simple and affordable tuning options: Purchase of matching trim strips and other small tuning elements at reasonable prices as an entry into the world of car interior tuning.

Fresh look for the car: this is how the interior renovation works!

FAQ – Renew interior equipment:

What is included in the interior of the car?

  • The Interior includes all components in the interior of a vehicle that can be seen and felt by the driver and passengers. These include this Steering wheel, dashboard, seats, door panels and other elements such as center consoles, floor mats and roof lining.

How much does it cost to have car seats reupholstered?

  • The cost of reupholstering car seats varies depending on the material and design. The prices for a new fabric cover are between 400 and 500 euros, plus 100 to 300 EUR assembly costs.

How much does it cost to have leather seats reupholstered?

  • When reupholstering leather seats, you should expect material costs between 300 and 1.00 euros calculate. In addition, there are assembly costs of approx 200 to 800 EUR.

Can you repair leather car seats?

  • Yes, car leather seats can be repaired. Can be used to repair cracks and signs of wear Leather glue, liquid leather and Leather color refresher be used to restore the seats to a presentable condition.

How long does a car seat last?

  • The lifespan of a car seat, especially at Child seats, is usually included 10 years specified. However, it is important to keep an eye on use and wear and tear and replace the seat sooner if necessary.

And finally ... The renewal of the Vehicle equipment is more than a cosmetic change. It's about increasing the comfort, functionality and overall value of the vehicle. With the right materials, good planning and patience, you can restore the vehicle's interior to a modern, comfortable and visually appealing state. Whether you opt for a complete overhaul or minor changes, renewing the interior is an investment that is worth both short and long term pays out.

The following note is essential: For safety reasons, tuningblog recommends all repair, inspection and maintenance work exclusively to be carried out in a specialist workshop! Although our information is summarized to the best of our knowledge and belief, we cannot assume any liability for the content. All information is therefore "without guarantee".

That wasn't it yet!

In our Auto Repair Category you will find advice and instructions on common vehicle defects, repairs and the installation of accessories/tuning parts.

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Thomas Wachsmuth - He has been an integral part of since 2013. His passion for cars is so intense that he invests every available penny in them. While he dreams of a BMW E31 850CSI and a Hennessey 6x6 Ford F-150, he currently drives a rather inconspicuous BMW 540i (G31/LCI). His collection of books, magazines and brochures on the subject of car tuning has now reached such proportions that he himself has become a walking reference work for the tuning scene.  More about Thomas

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  1. Richard van Omster

    Very nice how the interior of a car can be transformed. It also seems ideal to design the upholstery to my taste. Maybe I'll have this done when I have my dream car.

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