Not every car (in fact most) comes with a full body kit or personalized modifications. But that’s where you come in with your own personal touch. You can take any plain car and turn it into an awesome ride worthy of street cred. If your dream is to own a cool head-turner, then check out some of these modifications you can add to pimp out your ride.
Custom Alloy Wheels
You can instantly turn your car into a bad-ass beauty by giving it wider, thicker wheels, or go the other way and attach some low-profile tires with colored or black rims. Either go into a specialist tire center where they can direct you to what actually fits and is suited to your vehicle, or research online what is available for your ride.
Personalized Number Plates
Okay, so you will have to spend some time thinking of an awesome plate name (as a lot of great ones have already been thought of and taken), but there are still plenty of unique names if you think outside the box. Not only this, you can also get an assortment of colors, designs and shapes to accentuate the car and its color.
Car Wraps and Decals
Since the invention of car wraps, the world is your oyster when it comes to slick artwork, mirrored effects, or merging colors which not only give your car a unique eye-catching look, but they also act to protect the original paintwork underneath. If you don’t have the budget for a complete car wrap, you can just wrap the bonnet and roof in another color, or highlight the car with stripes, wording, or well-known company decals.
There are companies that produce custom body kits if you can’t find something recommended from the actual car company (which you can approach to find out if there was something originally offered). These usually include wicked bumpers (color-coded), superior spoilers, light-enhancing sunroofs, and sometimes grille highlights.
There are different levels of tint you can apply to your car – just make sure to check how dark you can go for legal requirements. I have seen a lot of bad tint jobs done by amateurs or dodgy companies. Make sure you find a specialist who has awesome reviews.
You can go online to find out what accessories were offered on the deluxe model of your car when it first came out. These could include original decals, front or rear windscreen sun visors, wind/rain deflectors for the doors, original tire rims, dashboard highlights in certain colors or silver trim, perhaps even a hard-top for your soft-top convertible. Sometimes you can source these from car wreckers or new from specialist companies that reproduce the specific parts you’re after.
You can also find all sorts of accessories such as custom gear shifts, rear spoilers, custom seats and carpets, dashboards, LED lights, sunroof, steering wheels, pedals, sports exhausts, spotlights, bull-bars and grille-guards, and even mirrors for the under part of the bonnet that reflects the engine bay as well as colored mechanical parts.
It is important to get professionals with great reviews to do the tinted windows, fit and do an alignment of the tires, do the car wraps, reupholstering of seats and floor carpets, and other specific, detailed work. You can put on the pedal covers, car seat covers, any window decals, and the number plates. It all comes down to budget and imagination, but you too can have a car that commands attention wherever you go.