Customizing your car

Updating your car’s look might sound expensive and time-consuming. But with careful planning, you can get the best result with reasonable price and time.

First, you need to prioritize whether you want to improve your car’s exterior or interior appearance. Improvement for both will cost you more, especially if you afford them at once. Think of how long you can afford to go doing your regular activities without your car. If you need it on a daily basis, then three weeks of a makeover is not an option.

Simple auto-customization

By simple, it means that the process is not time-consuming and wallet-draining. Go for restoration purpose customization first, before you think of the others. Start from the interior, and carefully observe the cracks on the leather covering or torn part of the upholstery.

Think of the theme of your car’s new look. Vintage and classy look relies on leather, while the modern and techy style relies on the plastic material. Then consult your idea with a professional upholsterer.

dfd45345There is also an option for coating customization if you want to look more modern and techy. Applying Vital Hydrographic on your steering wheel, or gear-shifting knob, with neon-light colored patterns of lightning or electrical circuit, can achieve the style. Or, you can be as creative as possible with the design and the theme of your own.

For the exterior, choose for paint-detailing first. If you decide to re-paint the whole parts, you need to avoid yellow and red. Yellow attracts bugs, and police officers commonly associate red with speed. Unless you intentionally go for red, black is safer.

Vinyl overlaying on the headlights and taillights can give your car an entirely new nuance. This customization is very affordable and easy.

Extreme makeover

The rule is still the same; you need to think of what modification you want to have in your car’s interior. Vintage style is technically more practical to achieve since appearance is what matters.

sss1213Changing the seat cover with stiched-leather brings back the look of the good old look of muscle cars. Leather material is also an option for your dashboard cover. Make sure to apply only two colors for your interior design. Having three or more colors is just not classy at all, but more like eccentric.

For modern style, there are varieties of steering available. Aircraft, racing, or formula style steering wheel, combined with dials and gauges on the dashboard can achieve the futuristic look of your car.

Audio-system upgrades

For a vintage look, custom shops are selling classic-looking auto stereos. Go vintage for the look, but not on the sound quality. Your car’s trunk is the best place for the speakers. Try to hide them from having too many speakers on the inside of the vehicle. It will ruin the vintage look.

ppp0129For techy look, you need an audio system that can exaggerate the look. Having a touch-screen audio-player on the dashboard, LED decorated speakers, and big subwoofers can attain for the style.