Having already uncovered Lighthorne (Warwickshire) as the UK’s number one spot for pimped out cars, we’ve now decided to offer some sound advice to anyone who’s thinking of modifying their ride. Interested? It’ll take a lot to catch up with the folk of Cannock – but everyone’s got to start somewhere, right?
Cover the basics
Before you even think of adding a body kit, alloy wheels or a sporty spoiler, make sure your car is in full working order. What we mean by this is simple – there’s not much point in pimping your ride if your ride doesn’t work, savvy?
While pimping the outside of your car is a great way of turning heads, remember, you’re going to spend more time inside your car than anyone – so get your priorities straight and start by pimping your cabin.
Bucket seats, racing wheels and fancy gear knobs are great – and affordable – options for anyone who’s interested in transforming their everyday run around into something that’s both stylish and unique. Just remember though, it’s well worth keeping hold of any original parts, just in case the car’s future owner isn’t a fan of your mods.
Helpful hint? Embrace the tint
No modification is cooler than tinted windows. After all, it’s the only one that can make you feel like Don Corleone, Knight Rider and an undercover cop, all at the same time.
Thinking of giving your windows the makeover but don’t want to get into trouble with the police? Easy. As long as your front windscreen lets in at least 75% of light and the front sides let in at least 70%, you’ll be just fine. There are no restrictions on any rear windows – so don’t be afraid to ultra-dark.
Crank up the noise
Providing you’re not annoying your neighbours or fellow road users, having a proper sound system installed in your motor can make the world of difference when it comes to enjoying your ride.
Nothing ruins a fine looking motor like a tape deck or standard CD player, so before you think about rolling your windows down and turning up the tunes, it’s well worth investing in something a little more modern. The majority of modern audio systems come with smartphone connectivity – so all you have to do is set up the perfect playlist, plug in and enjoy.
While a supersized spoiler may look a little out of place on a Fiat 500, they can look awesome when used on the right vehicle.
Remember, it’s all about proportion – so there’s no harm in adding a spoiler to even the smallest motor – just make sure you invest in a modest option and not something more suited to a Formula One car.
There are loads of ways to modify your car, but knowing where to buy the right part can often feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That’s where Euro Car Parts steps in. We stock enough parts to fill Wembley Stadium – so if ever you fancy upgrading your engine or simply need a fresh set of wipers, you know where to find us.