Options for Customizing Your Car
Car ownership isn’t optional in most places where people live, so why not make driving as fun as possible? You can do that with these customization ideas, available from your local car audio store or other automotive shop.
Darkening your car windows with window tinting not only changes the aesthetics of your ride, but it also protects you while you drive and prevents damage to your car’s interior from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Window tint comes in a variety of shades and materials; some include reflective bits of metal, while others are completely clear. The type you choose depends on how much you want to spend on the upgrade. Professional window tinting installation is your best bet for smooth application and a perfect finish.
Lifting or Lowering Kits
Depending on your ride, you might want to lift or lower it for aesthetic or offroading purposes. A lowering kit positions your car’s frame lower to the ground, while a lift kit increases ground clearance.
If you intend to go offroading or drive on remote gravel or dirt roadways, a lift kit is the better option. But if you want to cruise around the neighborhood in your Chevy Caprice or Monte Carlo, then you’ll want a lowering kit to create a “lowrider.” Just watch out for potholes!
Adding a rear spoiler makes your car look more sporty and creates downward force that can help keep your car more securely on the roadway.
Carbon fiber spoilers or those that match your car’s paint color are both hot additions. They especially look good on cars that already have a sporty look going on with them. Keep your factory spoiler, or add an aftermarket one to really upgrade the look of your car.
Rims and Wheels
Driving around on factory rims and wheels is a telltale sign you don’t really want a customized ride. So if you haven’t upgraded your rims yet, then it’s time that you do! If you have an unlimited budget, you can spend a lot on jewel-encrusted rims, or you can choose forged rims in chrome or a color to make your car stand out.
But it’s not all about looks! Your rims and wheels can alter the performance of your car, making it faster or more efficient. Ask a professional for their expert advice on the types of wheels and rims you should put on your ride, and be sure that any you pick out will fit your vehicle. You may need to purchase new tires if you choose to upgrade your wheels and rims.
Factory stereo systems in most vehicles are pretty subpar, with rough sound quality. Factory speakers aren’t very capable of playing sounds at the full range possible. That’s why lots of people prefer to buy a new car stereo system, complete with woofers, subwoofers, tweeters, and midrange speakers, and a new head unit and amplifier.
With so many world-renown stereo brands available – Sony, Rockford Fosgate, Kenwood, Pioneer, and more – you’ll want to hear the differences in person at a car audio store. Pick the stereo system that sounds the best to you and that will fit in your vehicle.
Professional car audio installation ensures everything is fitted correctly, and activates a warranty on the system, too. Most car audio stores warranty their installation work, too, so you don’t have to pay out of pocket for adjustments and repairs within a certain time period, sometimes for the life of your vehicle.
Paint protection and custom paint are popular for creating a totally unique look to your car, truck, or SUV. Vinyl wraps, paint protection film, and ceramic coating protect your paint and enhance the looks of your car. You can even change your car color or add a design with a vinyl wrap!
Ceramic coating is permanent, while paint protection film and vinyl wraps can be removed, repaired, and replaced.
Join the Ranks of Unique Vehicle Owners!
If you dare to be different, then one way you can ensure you stand out is by customizing your car to improve its aesthetics or change its appearance entirely.
Fortunately, most upgrades aren’t terribly expensive and enhance your ride in a matter of hours, so you can get back on the road and on with your life – while turning heads as you go!
Angela is a senior editor at Dreniq News. She has written for many famous news agencies.