Welcome to Part 2 of Affordable Ways to Pimp My Ride. I do hope that you got some ideas on how to improve your current sound system so you could further enjoy your times of driving. With this article, I shall advance our discussion by giving you ideas on how to improve your exteriors.
Like in my previous article, I mentioned about the potential influence of many racing games and car chase movies. By the impact of these products of media, you must have told yourself: That looks cool! These things might have sparked a desire within you; a desire to make your car look more aesthetically pleasing without having to spend too much cash.
A lot of what you see on these games and movies are called additions. Such things can include spoilers (those arched parts snapped on the rear hood), skirts (extensions below the door panels), chins (extensions below the bumpers), neon lights under the car and many others. These all look good, and investing in the proper exterior can make your car beautiful, especially if it reflects your own personal style. However, not all exterior additions are affordable. Here are a few exterior additions you could try out without burning a hole in your pocket.
1.) Tints: Like I mentioned in my previous article, window tints not only provide functionality, but also provide visual appeal. You may choose different colors, from gray, smoke, silver, gold, etc. Reflective or not, the type of tint is really all up to you. The beautiful thing about tints is that they are not expensive and, at the same time, have a lasting impact.
2.) Headlights: You have your basic lights, but you can also use a halogen light with a blue tint that can give you that glow as you drive your car up at night.
3.) Moonbeams: These are the little oval stick-ons that you attach at the edge of your hood just above the headlights. They provide a slight glow at night, giving your car a classy look.
4.) Vinyl Stickers: This is how you add design to your car. Repainting it will obviously be expensive, so adding a little flair here and there can be achieved easily. You can place them strategically on your fuel cover and/or your windshield. If you are more adventurous, you can paste larger vinyl stickers across your doors, hoods and even your roof.
In addition to these affordable options, you can also change the height of your car by buying: adjustable spring, new rims, new tires with white walls and even a new muffler. These, however, will be a bit more expensive and should be considered in a staggered phase to fit your budget.
I hope that you have enjoyed my two-part pimp-your-car series. Remember, “pimping” your car can be exciting, fun and rewarding. It doesn’t have to be difficult; use your imagination and let your creativity flow.