Automotive

Published on November 11th, 2015 | by James Simpson

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Simple But Effective Upgrades to Make to Your Car

Upgrading your car doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Here are some amazing upgrades that won’t take up much of your time or your money.

Upgrade the Headlights

It’s so easy to see the difference between a cheap or standard set of headlight bulbs and the more high-quality products you can get. When you upgrade your headlights, you will notice the difference instantly. Having better visibility on the road at night will also make driving a lot safer at night. Even hitting an animal on the road at night can cause serious injury to you, and damage to your car. So, it’s definitely a good idea to get rid of those weak bulbs and replace them with stronger ones.

Tune the Suspension

Suspension is something that most drivers don’t give any thought at all to. They just leave it as it was when they first brought the car, and that might be fine. But if you want to use your car for a specific purpose, it’s much more sensible to tune the suspension to get it just how you need it. For example, people who like to use their car for off-road driving need to have their suspension tuned differently to people who simply need to get from one place to another. You can buy a simple tuning kit and make some changes in your own time.

Fit New Tyres

When you accelerate, brake or turn a sharp corner, it’s your tyres that have to take the strain. That’s why replacing your tyres can be the single best way to improve the car as a whole. Better tyres with thick tread and no wear will make the car much smoother to drive, and the grip on the road will be greatly improved. You could even think about getting different types of tyres for different times of the year. This will help you prevent skidding and sliding on icy roads during winter.

Get a Custom Paint Job

There’s no better way to change the way your car looks than to get a custom paint job for it. They don’t have to be expensive, so it’s an upgrade that’s definitely worth making. It will give your car a completely new lease of life; people might even think you’ve bought a new car. When a car has a fresh new coat of paint on it, it looks like it’s just been driven off the forecourt. Choose a colour that’s very different to the one you currently have. It should be something that makes the car stand out for all the right reasons.

Swap the Exhaust

Replacing your exhaust can have a big impact on how your car looks, sounds and performs on the road. It’s an upgrade that certainly pays off if you manage to get it right. If you buy a good one, the car will be gifted with a few extra horsepower. And the sounds the car makes will be much improved as well. But don’t be one of those people that only by an exhaust to make the car louder. The sound should be richer, not merely louder. Cat-back exhausts give the best results because they replace everything behind the catalytic converter.


About the Author

University Graduate from Teesside, currently residing in the big city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Interests in the automotive industry and technology, and blogging about things which I feel would interest the readers of the world wide web.



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