You could easily spend upwards of $1,000 to get your car painted or fixed up. However, most people don’t have that kind of money. Luckily, there are plenty of  ways to give your car a new look without spending a fortune, whether your car is old or you’re just sick of its cookie-cutter feel. Look at these six ideas to spruce up your ride.

Upgrade the Interior with Seat Covers

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Old, worn-out upholstery is never appealing. However, it’s easy to fix the problem with seat covers. They are a fast and economical way to give your car a new look. You have several design and color options at the store — you can go with hot pink or stick with a more neutral cover. A new steering wheel cover is also an easy and inexpensive upgrade, and you can usually get one to match your seat covers.

Get the Windows Tinted

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Tinted windows make a car look more expensive, and it’s a relatively cheap change you can make yourself. There are rolls of tinted film that you just stick on and cut to size. There are also sprays that are more permanent. However, if you decide to use a spray to tint your windows, make sure you don’t go too dark and that you can still see out of them.

Design Custom License Plates

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You don’t have to accept the standard license plate number assigned to you at the DMV. You can create your own custom number as long as it doesn’t already exist and you stick to the standard six or seven characters. There are also license plate covers that can give your car personality — whether it’s comical, political, or something else.

Buy a Vehicle Wrap

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Car wraps are basically large sticker decals that you can put on your car. Companies often use them for advertisements, but you can get one for your car, too. Some car wraps are more expensive than others, but it’s still cheaper than getting an overall new paint job. Car wraps are typically custom-made and can include anything from flames to text.

Upgrade the Headlights

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Did you know that you don’t have to use the standard light bulbs that come on your car? You can use neon lights or LED lights. Plus, it’s easy and inexpensive to change out the headlights. All you have to do is pull back the front panel to replace the bulbs. New lights make the outside of your car look sportier and newer.

Change Out the Rims and Tires

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Most cars have several different rim styles to choose from. So, you can get online and find a set to give your car a new look. The tires you choose also play a role in how your car looks. For instance, bigger tires make your car look more expensive. There are kits to help you customize your rims and you can always buy new tires.

These are just a few ideas to customize your car without spending a lot of money. Do you have any other suggestions? Share your advice in the comments below.