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Car Exterior Styling

6 Ideas to Customize and Stylize Your Car Exterior

The average American spends around 18 days a year driving in their car. People develop close ties to their cars because of all the time spent driving to work and running various errands. What you drive is important because you want a reliable car but also one that can show off your personality and style.

If you been thinking about how to customize your car to make it match your style make sure to keep reading to learn about some customization options for a car exterior. 

1. Racing Stripes

Although a classic look, racing stripes still can elevate your car’s style. If you are driving a Mustang or a Camaro, an already sporty looking car, then adding a racing stripe can add more of a flair to your vehicle.

The process is relatively simple and inexpensive. The racing stripe is a vinyl decal that is put on from the front of the car to the back. If you are experienced with vinyl decals you can do the racing strip yourself, if not just head to your local dealer to have them do the process. Overall you may be looking between $200-$400 for the application of the decal.

2. Car Wrapping

If you are getting bored with the color your car currently is, you can jazz up your car’s exterior by wrapping the entire exterior with a wrap. This is a similar process to the racing stripe decal but instead of one strip, you’re wrapping the full body of the car.

You can be as creative as you want with wrapping your car. If you are feeling like a matte black you can go for it or even if you want a chrome looking exterior that is also possible with car wrapping.

Wrapping is cheaper than just repainting your car but it’s still going to run you a few thousand dollars to get the job done. If you don’t want your entire exterior wrapped you can wrap just the mirrors or outlines on the door. Even better when you’re tired of the wrap it’s completely removable.

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3. Neon Underglow

If you’re one for flashy lights, then adding neon underglow to your car is one way to show off your ride. When it comes to adding neon under your car there are a few rules you need to follow.

First, you need to make sure that having neon lights under your car is legal in your state. Each state has its own laws when it comes down to car lighting. You also want to make sure that you use colors that aren’t restricted. Red and blue lights typically are banned for all personal vehicles since those are only for emergency vehicles.

You should make sure to keep the lights strictly under your car and that the light doesn’t emit outside the width of your care. Neon underglow is a very trendy look but you’ll want to make sure to understand your state’s law first before adding this mod to your car.

4. Spoilers

Typically a debated mod, some people love the way a spoiler looks while others think it’s tacky. When it comes to spoilers it really depends on your model. A spoiler is going to look best on a sporty model car.

Another thing to take into consideration when adding a spoiler is making sure it matches the rest of your car’s exterior. To make the spoiler look fluid on your car make sure to grab a color that blends with your car’s color. If your car is white you should go for a white spoiler, or if your car has accent colors then match the spoilers to the accent color.

Having a spoiler does have an aerodynamic benefit. The spoiler will reduce the drag on your car, allowing the engine to not have to work as hard when you’re driving down the highway. Overall a spoiler can make your car stand out and give you the customization you’re looking for.

5. Wheels

When it comes down to your car’s wheels you want to make sure they are in pristine shape. If you have bought a used car you’ll want to check out the tires to make sure the tread is still in good condition.

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If you are looking for a useful mod then changing your tires can be an effective one. You can even add enhancements like different colored rims or lights in your rims. If you’re looking for different colored rims to match the rest of the exterior you can also get these wrapped to give your car the whole look.

If you are looking to upgrade your wheels make sure to check out these Avarus wheels. These wheels will be sure to upgrade your car to luxury status. 

6. Window Tint

Window tinting is a popular car mod because it can reduce the amount UV light as well as keeping your car cool when it’s sitting out in the hot sun. 

You will need to read up on your state’s law because there is a level of tint that is acceptable. Each state has its own law on what the acceptable light emittance is. You’ll want to make sure to follow your state’s law to prevent being pulled over.

Tinting is also a great way to have more privacy in your vehicle along with limiting how much light is coming in from headlights while you drive at night. Tinting can give your car’s exterior a sleeker look especially if you have an all-black car. Tinting your windows not only has benefits for when you drive but also adds that extra style to the exterior.

Car Exterior Mods You Need

Now that you’ve read through some of the car exterior mods you can do, it’s time to take a look at your car and see which modifications are reasonable for you. Remember this is where you get to be creative have fun with your customizations.

If you enjoyed this article make sure to read some of our other posts about cars and how you can keep your car in good working condition.