7 low-cost ways to spruce up your used car

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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."




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