A car is a home away from home. It is like another limb. It is where you spend a lot of time. Whether that be commuting, picking up friends, going on road trips, or showing off, you will spend hours in your car. The fact is we all love our cars, and most of us like to think our car stands out. But perhaps you’re limited by money and can’t buy the expensive car you wanted or all the insurance premiums that come with it. That does not mean you can’t make the car you can purchase look cooler and a little more costly in the process. You can do this in many ways, and sometimes you can do it from as little as a few dollars. It’s up to you. We have created a list of ways you can soup up that car to give you that feel-good factor.
Upgrade to Alloys & Driveshaft
Alloys can be very stylish and can make a massive difference to the exterior of your car. They may also fill your wheel arch better and give it more strength and durability. Due to them being made of aluminium instead of steel, they offer more flexibility around corners, so improving the handling. In addition to enhancing car performance use carbon fiber driveshaft. A carbon fiber driveshaft increases your fuel economy and increases your rotational mass, which, as mentioned earlier, increases torque. It also makes installation easier. Reduced noise, vibration and harmonics – A smoother ride is easier on your equipment, and easier on the operator. Alloys, by nature, add value to your car. Again there is a wide variety of choices, and you need to find one that suits your car the best. Alloy rim repair is easy to get done, and you can get alloy protectors added too.
Add Some Seat Covers
Seat covers are a superb method of reinvigorating the interior. They make it appear a little more stylish without going overboard on price. These days there is a whole range of colours, designs, and materials to chose from. It can be cushioned or uncushioned, depending on your needs. All you have to do is find one that suits you. In addition, they keep the seat underneath clean. This is especially good for those of you with children and/or pets. It will also suit those of you who use the car for a manual job and can get oil or plaster all over the seats.
Steering Wheel Cover
If you want to soup up that interior a little bit more, a steering wheel cover could be just the ticket. It’s easy to do, cheap, and comes in many different styles. The bonus is it also keeps the steering wheel beneath safe from wear and tear too. They also feel good and give you a better grip.
Want to have a car that has that personal touch. Well, think about getting a personalised number plate. You could add your name to it, literally. Or perhaps you want to create a cryptic message. You can even have ones with a splash of colour.
Get New Floor Mats
Again this is another inexpensive way to soup up the car interior. The standard mats may lack that flair you want and are probably a little shabby by now. Perhaps they are rolled up on one corner, exposing the car floor. You have many different options for the new floormats, like different styles and materials. You can get metal-plated designs, or rubber ones, for example. You can play with colour too. In addition, the new mats will keep the car floor protected.
These can protect your headlights as well as altering the shape, colour and image. Headlight covers are also easy to install and are a cheap modification for your car.
Add some LED lighting to the interior of your car as it can really brighten it up. In addition, it is a simple method for adding more colour to the interior. Try not to go overboard. Less really is more sometimes.
Vinyl can be used to add some va va voom to both the interior and the exterior of your car. First, the interior. You can use vinyl to add some colour to your dashboard or your steering wheel. You could also wrap the whole interior and give it a 3D finish if you so wish. The same can be said of the exterior. Why not cover the entire car in vinyl film, giving it a brand new colour. Or maybe you prefer a jazzy pattern or decal. Or you could simply wrap the wing mirrors individually, for example, whatever floats your boat, or car in this case. This modification is a little more expensive than the others we have discussed so far but makes a huge difference to the look and feel of your car. Remember, if you change the exterior colour, tell your insurer that this may affect your premiums.
How About Some New Pedals
A set of new pedals can give the interior a unique look. Not only that, but the new pedals will not be worn and may fit your feet and driving style better. You can go for aluminium ones or racing ones instead of the old rubbery ones you probably already have. These new styles are more durable and look great to boot.
Fix up the PaintWork
If you have a few minor scratches and dings but are unable to afford a new paint job, there is a simple way to fix this. All you have to do is purchase a repair paint pen and simply colour in the scratch. Most car colours are available these days via the pen. Alternatively, you could sand down, or use a microfibre cloth to wipe down and clean out the scratch. Then use a compound on it. Getting rid of scratches and scuffs can give the car the TLC it needs in order for it to look good again.
Love Your Car
Don’t think that your car should look like something out of a movie while you do nothing about it. You have got to take good care of your car, so it can take care of you. Sometimes all you must do is keep a keen eye on it. So update your logbooks, take it to regular maintenance appointments, change the oil, keep it in a garage if you have one, or buy a cover. But most of all, drive it carefully.