Three Inexpensive Ways To Customize Your Car

2 May 2016
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Having a flashy car is very important to some people. They view a nice car as a status symbol, but the flashier it is, the more expensive it often is. If you want to make your car look more interesting and unique, but do not want to spend a fortune on parts, use the guide below to learn about a few inexpensive customizations to consider.

Consider Adding a Spoiler

Many people think that spoilers are very expensive, but in actuality, you can get one for a fraction of what they would cost if you bought them at a store by picking one up at a salvage yard. When someone is in an accident and their car is taken to the salvage yard, they often do not take the time to remove the spoiler from the car before it is hauled away. The spoiler can be removed with a wrench and a pair of pliers. One of the associates at the salvage yard can remove it for you too, if you don't want to do it on your own. You can then take the spoiler to a local mechanic and have him or her install it for you.

Consider Changing Out Your Front Seats

If you want to change the look of your quickly and easily, consider swapping out your driver and passenger seat for racing seats. You can often find them online on bidding sites for discounted rates. Be sure to choose seats that will complement the current color of your car so that you do not have to repaint the car to match the seats. To remove your seats, move the seats all the way forward and use a wrench to remove the bolts in the track at the bottom of the seat. Pull the seats out, place the new seats onto the tracks, and replace the bolts.

Paint the Small Details of the Car

Finally, consider painting the small details in your car to give it a customized look. The vent covers, trim around your gear shift, and even the trim around the door handles in your car can all be removed. You may be able to pop them off by simply placing a flathead screwdriver where the trim and the door or dash meet and popping it out. If not, a mechanic should be able to pop them out for you with ease. Use a bright color of spray paint that is safe for use on plastic to paint the trim pieces. Allow them to dry and pop them back into place or have a mechanic do it for you.

All of the customizations are relatively inexpensive and easy to do. You can give your car a brand new look without anyone knowing that you did not spend a fortune to do it.