The whole team at here love car customisation. We take great pride restoring and repairing diamond cut alloys as wheels like this can really change the look of a car. Here are some of our favourite customisation tips.
Fit Better Quality Brakes
We don’t need to tell you how important having good brakes are for your car. What brakes will suit you and your car really comes down to how you use your car. If you only take short journeys around town, then the brakes your car came with will suffice.
Another important element is how you use your brakes. Some people are a little more brake happy than others. If you use your brakes more than others you will experience brake wear and tear and this will render them less effective in the long run.
Maybe you like the idea of owning a car that’s capable of high performance. If that is the case, upgrading your vehicles braking system might be a good option. If you have professionally tuned your car’s engine to accelerate faster and generally drive faster, a better grade of the brake would be required.
There are many parts to a car’s braking system that you could upgrade. Pad’s, callipers, brake lines and rotors are all areas you could upgrade. Just ensure you make upgrade decisions that work well with your vehicle.
Install An Up to Date Sound System
There’s nothing quite like cruising along on road trips with the sounds blasting out. Getting prepared for a long road trip is an exciting prospect.
Ensuring you are comfortable, have plenty of food and drink is essential. But, a great sound system is a bonus accomplice. Prepare your favourite artists and songs on your road trip playlist. Your tunes for your road trip will be better experienced with an up to date sound system!
Most sound systems that come with new cars these days are pretty good. However, there are those that are a little tinny and cheap.
Modern cars have adapted to embrace new technology which certainly beats having your favourite compilation cassette tape getting chewed up by your car’s stereo! So, if the sound system that came with your car is the original and is not so good, consider an upgrade.
Drive in Comfort and Style
Having a sporty or custom looking car is the aim of the game. We’re guessing that you will still want to take it on long journeys, adventures and road trips.
Long trips mean hours sitting down and if your car’s seat isn’t comfortable, you’ll arrive at the other end with a sore bum! There’s nothing worse than sitting in a bucket seat that was designed for a racing car. Might look great but not very practical.
If you are looking to upgrade your car’s seating then you will find a plethora of choices. Different colours, materials, shapes and sizes. Something sporty or something comfy? An important decision to make.
If you are only planning on changing the drivers or front seats then your seat purchasing decision will be fairly straight forward. Do you have children?
If you do and you are planning on changing all seats then your decision will be more complex. There are certain safety laws that you will have to adhere to so be sure to research and investigate in depth.
Lee has been in the motor industry for over 20 years. He originally trained as a car mechanic but through his passion for car customisation he accidentally got into alloy wheel refurbishment. Lee setup his own workshop in Leicester that specialises specifically on alloy wheel repair.