This guest post is written by Jamie Monteath, who writes about travel and finance topics, and enjoys reading about other bloggers experiences and advice. Jamie is big fan of music and theatre. He makes his home in the UK.
There are some great car add-ons out there, but which ones do you actually need? Running a car and keeping it up to date can be an expensive business! It can be even more expensive for those that like to customise their cars from the inside out to keep up with the latest trends.
Of course, it’s easy to say that we managed fine before them, but the truth is in recent times in car add-ons have taken the driving experience to whole new levels, and in many cases they’ve become the standard. Especially for anyone who likes to drive in style!
That’s not to say that you need to upgrade your car to the hilt though - you need to work out what’s right for you. If you’ve decided that you are keen though, let’s look at some of the most common add-ons and customizations.
For instance, what about upgrading your seating arrangements? Depending on the style you’re going for, you could look at adding some leather, or if you’re driving a sports car you might want to add bucket seats. Changing your seats around like this can really change the feel of your car from the inside out.
Along the same lines, you can customise the dashboard of your car with add-ons. How you wish to do this is up to you of course, but adding a glossy wooden effect definitely brings with it a touch of class, or you can go for something a bit more colourful if you want urban cool.
People have been customising their cars to feature tinted windows for decades, and it’s still a classic way to change its image. Not only does it give you more privacy and add a level of intrigue for anyone outside it, it makes you feel pretty classy when you’re on the inside as well!
If you’re more concerned with how things look to outsiders, custom wheel alloys are a pretty popular add-on, and they manage to give your car plenty of attitude without affecting its performance. Depending on the style of your car and how much you’re willing to pay, these can range from the sublime to the ridiculous! If you’re driving a sports car you can get away with more here, but even if you’ve got a fairly standard model of car they can definitely give you an edge as long as you keep to the boundaries of good taste.
If you fancy projecting the image of a racer you can look at adding things like rear wings or custom spoilers as well, but don’t get carried away with the image – stick to the speed limit at all times or you’ll lose your licence, and that’s neither big nor clever. Remember when you’re dealing with any add-ons that change your car’s actual performance though, you'll need appropriate car insurance.