Stand out from the crowd and make an impact by customizing your car tastefully. Since most cars are marketed to a mass audience you’ll likely buy a generic ride from the showroom floor. This is where the fun begins. From tire and brake upgrades to getting custom paint jobs you can tailor your whip into something special.
Use these 5 tips to customize your car the right way.
Upgrade the Tires
Buy a set of tires which fit your ride to a “T”. Muscle car enthusiasts may buy a set of mean, rugged, thick tires for racing on the track. A VW bug driver would probably resonate with a less aggressive shoe to complement the overall look of the vehicle. Tires can make or break a ride. Make sure to find the right match to pimp out your car the right way.
Don’t scrimp out. It’d be foolish to put dogs on a tricked out ride because you wanted to take advantage of a hot deal. Buy the most expensive tires that you can afford to customize your car the right way and to be safe. Since this is the only part of your vehicle which touches the road you don’t want to cheap out on tires. Improve your braking, handling and acceleration; buy a premium set of tires.
Upgrade the Brakes
Buy a great set of breaks to improve your car’s speed. Think beyond stopping; sure having good brakes improves safety but having an awesome set of brakes means you can brake later than you normally do. This helps you remain on the throttle longer which keeps your car moving quickly. Consider getting colored calipers to add a tasteful personal touch to your brake game.
Go the custom paint route to turn heads on the local strip. Use a custom spray to add detailing to your ride in a tasteful, professional fashion. Don’t go too loud. Keep things subtle to make your paint job work. Stick to 3 colors maximum; anything more and you’ll confuse or turn off people way too quickly. You may consider adding an accent with a contrasting color or perhaps a stripe to liven things up a bit.
Buy car stickers and decals to fully customize your car. Pasting a few decals on your car creates a personalized experience for you and for any passerby. Just make sure to go the tasteful route by not overdoing it. Even the most well-intentioned auto enthusiast will commit sticker suicide if they go overboard. As a rule of thumb add a few decals to your whip to make them stand out. Search websites for specific decal and sticker categories or create your own customized sticker to stand out from the crowd.
This look works well on classic automobiles but you can pinstripe any car to make a statement. Subtle designs usually stand out. Work with a professional detailer for the best results. View pin striping as a way to complement an already eye-catching vehicle. This finishing touch will make your car an attention-grabbing machine if you do it right.