What should you do to customize your vehicle? If you want a ride that’s unique and stands out, the options are limitless.
Buying a vehicle with only the factory-installed items can be a bit boring. You’re driving in a car that looks similar to everything else on the road. What can you do to make your car stand out? Could you add some cool items that give you a little something more? If you’re willing to spend some money and do some of the work yourself, you can have a vehicle that looks and drives exactly the way you desire.
Before You Begin
Before you can add any customization items to your vehicle, you need to think about the warranty and what you’re allowed to do. If your ride is leased or still under the factory warranty, you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize these items. To understand what you can and cannot do, you need to talk to your local dealer and ask a few questions. If you have a car that has no warranty and isn’t leased, you can get started right away.
Upgrade the Technology for Your Driving Pleasure
The song “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio” by Aaron Tippin, tells you all you need to know. The pleasure you get from driving starts with your audio system, and in modern cars, the touchscreen you install. In today’s world, you can buy an infotainment system and replace the old radio that comes in your old ride. It’s not a difficult transition and you will have something modern in an older vehicle. Along with the tech, upgrade the speakers and see if you have the loudest car on the block.
Change your Interior Look to Something You Enjoy
While changing the tech and the cabin area won’t make your car stand out in a crowd, these upgrades do give you the enjoyment and look you admire. Did your old ride come with torn seats and a color scheme you don’t like? Its time to upgrade them. You can wrap the door panels, recover your seats, and paint interior parts to create the look you want. Add some cool accent lights and you’ve got a car that delivers the style you desire.
Create that Look that Stands Out
Even before you’ve upgraded the power and the performance of your vehicle, you can make it look like a sports ar. You’ll find several aftermarket body kits that give you a specialized look and feeling that ensures your car will stand out. Add a large rear wing, side skirts, body wrapping, special lighting effects, and other exterior upgrades that allow the car to stand out. Simply adding a black hood or a body kit will begin to show you the style you’ll admire.
Add Special Wheels or Tires to the Mix
One way to quickly enhance the exterior look of your car is with customize your vehicle with some wheels and tires. You can buy some low-profile tires and large wheels that look amazing when you drive. Of course, once you have these special wheels and tires, you’ll want to make sure you avoid potholes and other road debris even more than you did before. Find a set of wheels that fit the personality of your car and enjoy the new look.
Let’s Improve the Performance
Some performance modifications can be minimal while others require you to rebuild the entire powertrain of your car. The purpose is to improve the drive, the look, and the sound of your vehicle to have more horsepower, better acceleration, or a higher top speed. This can be tricky if the car you’re working on is the only form of transportation you have. This means you need to get the job done in a few hours and not over the course of several days.
Change Your Driving Level
This works well for sports cars, trucks, and SUVs. One of the most impressive ways to customize your vehicle is to add more height or lower it to the ground. A lifted truck that shows off the differential and massive tires looks extremely cool. The same can be said for a sports car that’s hugging the ground and lowered to leave very little space beneath the car. Regardless of the direction you go, this is one way to ensure our car will stand out.
Change the Color of Your Ride
What colors do we see on the roads today? Most of the time we see white, black, silver, gray, and some form of tan. These are some of the most boring colors you can find, but automakers offer them as standard hues, which means they are more affordable this way. If you’re willing to spend a little money, you can get a custom paint job and make your vehicle stand out. This is a great way to customize your vehicle to the appearance you want to enjoy with a color that matches your personality.
Tint Those Windows
One of the most common DIY car customization projects that people take on is tinting windows. The process is fairly easy and it makes your car look amazing. You do need to be aware of the local laws regarding the darkness of your tint or how far down you can go on your windshield before you begin. Once you know this information, you can start to tint your windows and make your vehicle look amazing.
Make Sure Your Ride is Always Running
If you’re learning to customize your vehicle yourself, part of that is performing mechanical improvements and keeping the car on the road. If you don’t want to deal with the mechanical aspects of upgrading your vehicle, you need to take it to a professional and let them handle the job for you. Most of the maintenance items necessary to keep your car running right can be done yourself, which will make you feel great about how much you know about your ride. Get under that hood and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty.