Car modifications are a great alternative to buying something new. You’ll be able to inject a little bit of your own personality into your pride and joy, and you’ll get superior performance, too. For many, the major obstacle to extensive modification is money. Making tweaks to a car can be expensive, especially if you take into account the effect that they’ll have on your insurance premiums.
With that said, it’s perfectly possible to modify your car without spending an enormous amount. Let’s take a look at some of the more inexpensive changes you might make, all of which provide considerable bang for your buck.
Changing the colour of your headlights is easily done. You just have to abide by a few rules. You can’t go too far away from the original colour; which means that your main headlights need to be either white or yellow, and the brake lights need to stay red. Also, you can’t dim the lights by more than 50%.
Interior lighting kit
Changing the exterior lights might change your car’s appearance from the outside, but an interior lighting kit will actually alter your experience from the driver’s seat. Go for something subtle, and you’ll can get seriously impressive results which you can easily DIY.
This one is something that’s best left to professionals, unless you want to risk seriously compromising the performance of your car. Contrary to what you might think, this doesn’t involve actually changing the layout of your engine, but uploading new software to the computer that controls it. Changing the map can grant you improvements in performance or fuel economy, depending on what you’re aiming for.
Roof and mirror wrap
A partial wrap of your car is vastly cheaper than wrapping the entire thing. You might go for the roof in isolation, or just the mirrors. In the latter case, the fiddly nature of the job might make it slightly more expensive.
Stickers and decals
You don’t have to plaster the rear of your car in stickers for them to be stylish and effective. Just one or two can provide you with a little bit of personality without compromising on class. You might even take the opportunity to promote your own business to the motorist behind you.
Replacing the upholstery entirely can be expensive, but seat covers provide a way to change the look of your interior in a matter of moments, and for not very much money.
Rim protectors could actually save you money in the long run, as they’ll save you from the continual expense of replacing your alloy wheels. You can pick them up online, usually wherever you can pick up cheap tyres.