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Cheap Ways to Pimp Your Ride

If you are so into cars, you must have spent a considerable amount of time shopping for your car and ensuring that it came with all your preferred features. This notwithstanding, there is always that urge to customize it and give it that personal feel and look.The cost of modifications can vary depending on what you are looking for. Luckily, there are always ways to pimp your ride even when you are working on a budget. Here are a few that can really transform your car.

Give the Body a New Face

Painting your car gives it a great transformation. However, youdon’t have to go all the way. A car body wrap is a cheaper option and which also provides a wide range of colors. Whether you choose to wrap the entire car or do a panel or two, there is no limitation to how creative you can get.Depending on the make of your car, you can also use racing strips or a custom car decalto make your car stand out. To further cut down your cost and with some extra patience, you can do it yourself. You can always revert to the original coloror change to something else once you get enough of the look.

Cheap Ways to Pimp Your Ride

Go for Fancy Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are one part of your ride that does not get much attention. Funny thing is with a bit of color and upgrading they can add accent to your ride. There are cheap wiper blades that are a bit wider than manufacture’s ones and they come in a color of your choosing. Try the 22-inch ones which go for $19.99 at Walmart.

Upgrade your Lights

Replacing your headlights with new ones can instantly transformyour car in addition toimproving its lighting efficiency.On the other hand you can revamp your current ones for a totally cool look. Some modifications include installing HID retrofit kit or LED strips which improve both the look of your car and your visibility, or even headlight covers that change thelook of your headlights and also protect them from elements.You can add the appeal by using LED lights for under-body glow.

Install Chrome Wheels or Spinners

A new look won’t be complete with dull wheels. Chrome plated wheels are the way to go. These can however be a bit expensive although with a bit of leg work you can get cheap ones at salvage yards. If your budget is tighter or you don’t have the time to rummage through wreckages, then go for spinning wheel covers. If you don’t mind the wait you can have them shipped for as low as $5.8 per set.

Give your Windows Some Tint

Tinted windows not only make your car cooler inside by blocking sunlight but they also make it appear mysterious in a cool kind of way. Prices of tints vary by location and typebut you should be able to get a pair with a budget of about $90 give or take to a couple of hundreds. Different states have varied rules concerning how much tint you can put on your windows so be sure to check this out.

Personalize your License Plates

Vanity plates make your car your car stand out in a unique kind of way. They help you express yourself in few words via your car. They are legal in all states and affordable. You can get anything to represent your style, hobbies or interests. They are also available in arrays of colors to match your car or suit your taste.

Give your Car Seats a New Look with Seat Covers

Small imperfections like tears, scratches, stains or rips can dampen the look of your car seats. All you need to make them look new are car seat covers. Depending on your budget you can get them in varieties of style, material and color. You can also go a step further and match them up with floor mats and steeringwheel cover to create a beautiful interior.

Customize or Add an Emblem/Insignia

For as little as $10 you can have a cool block-lettered insignia on your car. While at it you can get a fancier car maker’s emblem that matches your custom decals. You can also announce your style by using cheap stick on emblems; say a Black Panther one for $19.95.

Final Word

Pimping your ride can be a thrilling experience. The cost can however double or even triple purchasing price of your car depending on what you go for. However if you are cash-strapped, you don’t have to miss out on the thrill. Above are tips and tricks that you can pull off on your own without breaking the bank.

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