Ways to Customize/Personalize Your Car

Personalize Your CarWant to drive a car that totally screams ‘you’? If so, you might want to consider car customization. It’s an increasingly popular trend among car owners who want to make a statement with their rides. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to break your bank account just to spruce up your car. There are cheap and affordable ways to do it. The best part of all this is that you can even do some of it on your own! Here are some ideas to get you started.

Exterior

You can instantly one-up your car’s Wow Factor by giving it a new coat of paint. Better yet, go for a custom paint job – there are endless choices of designs, patterns, and colors to choose from. You can also make your own designs, if you’re the creative type. If you haven’t done a custom paint job before, it’s best to consult a professional and let them handle it – although this can set you back a few hundred dollars. But if you want to DIY, just make sure that you know the proper preparations and you have the necessary materials to complete the job. This is a lot more challenging, but definitely cheaper.

If paint jobs are a hassle to you, a good alternative is a vehicle wrap. This is just a large decal that you can apply to your car and remove at any time. There are a variety of designs available in the market, and the price starts at around $500. Vehicle wraps are tricky to apply though – you have to make sure that you get it right the first time because not all of them can be repositioned. Make sure that you know the necessary steps to do it. Better yet, ask help from an expert.

Interior

Customized Car InteriorCar interiors lend themselves well to customization since there are lots of things that you can tinker with. For one, you can give your car a special look just by changing the seat covers. You can get these in car shops for cheap, and whatever your personality, there’s certainly a design that will suit your taste. You can also spruce up your dashboard by painting on it or applying carbon fiber with adhesive on the back.

Another customization you can do is to change the gear shift. This is actually very easy and involves changing just a few screws. You can also place accessories or little decorations on your dashboard or hang them by the rearview mirror.

The stuff under the hood of your car can be customized, too. You can replace the plain black wirings with new silicon ones, and get new tubing and exhaust hoses to rev up your engine. You can even go further and make your own turbo kit to boost your car’s power.

As you can see, there are endless options for customizing your car. If you’re new to this, it’s best to go to a car customization shop first so that you know what options are available. After you’ve become more familiar with the ropes, you can DIY. You’ll have a spanking new car in no time.

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