7 Ways to Customize Your Car on a Budget

Wanting to be able to trick out your ride is something most car lovers want to do, being able to afford to do everything you want is an expensive caper.  There are tons of car customizations you can do that won’t break the bank.  The other perk is that most of these modifications can come with you if you get a new ride.

Here are 7 ways to customize your car on a budget:

  1. Decals

This is a popular option because it is simple and easy to do while totally changing the look of your car.  Custom car decals comes in all different shapes and sized and you can slap them on yourself.  You can also add headlight and taillight overlays to make your car look different.  Here is a video showing you how easy it is to do.

  1. Exterior Lighting

Aftermarket fog lights can brighten the exterior of your vehicle at a pretty low cost.

  1. Interior Lighting

LED lighting is flexible and inexpensive way to accentuate the interior of your car, you can get your hands on kits that you can easily integrate into the vehicle’s interior.  You can get lights for as little as $50.

  1. Window Tinting

Window tinting can give you both style and function, tinted windows look cool and they give you an element of privacy you wouldn’t normally have.  You can do it yourself in an afternoon but if you want them to look good you should bring it to an autoglass shop.  However you need to remember that there are laws determining just how dark you can make your windows.

  1. The Stereo

If you love music then the factory installed car stereo system is not going to cut it for you.  While you can upgrade your stereo on the cheap you probably don’t want to.  High quality stereo equipment won’t come cheap, however you can get some entry level speakers to get you started.

  1. Steering Wheel

The design for the steering wheel in your car hasn’t changed in more than a hundred years…how’s that for boring.  The shape doesn’t allow much in the way of customization and since more and more controls are in the steering wheel you can’t really replace it, but you can cover it.  It is cheap, quick and you can put on something you like.  The additional perk of not freezing your hands in the winter is pretty cool too.

  1. Add a Spoiler

Spoilers are one of the most common modifications made to cars.  They can be functional or ornamental and you can also find them on production vehicles all over.  Depending on what type of car you have you can add them for under $200 dollars.

This is just a small handful of ways that you can customize your car while on a budget.  You can add seat covers or floor mats or any other of a host of ways to customize your car.