Top 5 ways to modify your car
Having bought your new (or not so new) car, it’s time to start thinking about adding a few modifications. I’ve put together a list of my favourite car modifications to give you a bit of inspiration.
Now I’m not just putting window tint at the top of the list because we’re the leading UK’s supplier of pre cut car window tint kits (end shameless plug), I do truly believe that it is one of the cheapest and best ways to completely transform your car. Window tint looks good on any car, from a Fiesta to a Ferrari, and you can buy DIY tint kits for around Â£30. Make your car really stand out by going for a siver mirrored or coloured tint like the blue tint below.
Have you ever seen a decent modified car running on standard steel wheels? No, me neither, and that’s why I’ve put alloy wheels 2nd in our list. You’re going to have to cut down on treats for the girlfriend for a few months though as alloy wheels (and the tyres you’ll need on them) don’t come cheap. Expect to pay anywhere from around Â£300 for a basic set with tyress. If you can’t quite afford that, car wheel trims are a decent alternative and only a fraction of the price.
You’ve got your car looking all nice, but you can’t have it sounding like a shopping trolley. So next on our list of top modifications is a new exhaust. These range from just a back-box to give your car a bit of a growl, to a complete exhaust system to increase performance and give your car that sporty sound. Prices for exhaust back-boxes start at around Â£50.
It seemed at one point a few years ago, that every other car you passed had a set of Lexus lights fitted, looking pretty tacky in some cases to be fair. Together with other modifications I think they can definitely look nice, I personally prefer the Lexus lights with a darker backing (see image below) rather than the silver backed lights with looked a bit stuck on. Something else you could try if you don’t want to fork out on a new set of lights is some tail light tinting spray; you’ll definitely get a more unique look.
Painted brake callipers
I drive a Skoda Octavia VRS, and one of the things I still like most about it is its green brake callipers (sad I know). This will only work if you’ve got a set of wide spoke alloys, but it will give your car that definite sporty look. Brake calliper paint is available as either a spray can or a pot of paint. You’ll probably need to take your wheels off to apply it.