7 low-cost ways to spruce up your used car
Steering wheel and dashboard
The air bag complicates replacing your used car's steering wheel, but it doesn't pose an insurmountable problem. Upgrading to a leather-wrapped steering wheel can cost around $450. You can find replacement steering wheels without an air bag for as little as $100.
Replacing a cracked dashboard is too expensive, warns Scott. However, you can update it with a cover that simply attaches to it or one that glues on. "Some of them look like a piece of carpet on the dash," Memmolo says. "But they do freshen up the car and also prevent the glare that bounces off the top of the dashboard."