Individuality has always been one of the trademarks of a car enthusiast. More young drivers are buying cars wanting to customize them to set them apart from the rest.
The only concern is, not a lot of these younger folks have deep pockets to pull it off. A lot of them have probably only put in a couple of years of employment, putting most of them in entry-level positions.
We’ve all been there. Ever since The Fast and the Furious franchise took the world by storm, we’ve dreamt of adding mods to our car that could take on Brian’s and Dom’s mean machines.
Are you thinking of updating your car but you’re afraid because it will cost you thousands of dollars?
To help you out, we’ve listed a few car mods you can do to your ride without breaking the bank.
For about $70, you can convert your old headlights into a light show by installing HID conversion kits.
Another way of pimping your car up with lights is by installing small and bright LEDs into your car’s interiors. These LEDs can add mood dramatically in your car — from a bluish party vibe to a pinkish romantic touch.
Window tints are another inexpensive mod you can do to your car. You can go for auto window tinting services near you or do it yourself if you think you’re more of a DIY-er.
Window tints not only give you privacy but they also protect you and your car’s interiors from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
You have two options for this one. You can easily change the look of your steering wheel by putting on an inexpensive steering wheel cover. But we don’t want that, right? We want to really customize it and not look like it’s stock with a jacket.
Replacing your car’s steering wheel with a race car feel is the way to go. If you’re really strapped for cash, then we suggest going for aftermarket steering wheels which will probably cost you around $40 to $150.
The only downside is you won’t have any airbags so you best buckle up every time you’re behind the wheel.
Similar to how replacing doorknobs at home can give your house a new look, changing your car’s shift knob has the same effect. It can turn a dull and dreary old shift knob into one with personality and character.
Installing $10 to $70 decals is a cheap way of making your car stand out from the rest compared to spending thousands on a custom paint job. Just don’t overdo it lest you want your ride to look tacky.
Vanity plates are a fun way of personalizing your car. With only $100, you can already pick a combination of clever but non-offensive letters and numbers, depending on your state. Just make sure you check the limitations of your state when it comes to vanity plates.
While there are several other ways to inexpensively pimp your car, we hope that the ones listed above will help modify your car to your liking without forcing you to go over-budget. Happy pimping!