5 Cool Things to Do to Your Car Exterior

We all love our vehicles and want to take good care of them. It’s exciting to get into a new car or new to you, and it feels good driving it. Over time, however, the shine wears off, and you may be looking to do some upgrades.

You may have seen other cars that look amazing, but you don’t know if you can have them. Are there modifications that can make your ride stand out? You bet there is. Take pride in your car and increase its cool look with car exterior mods. Upgrading your car doesn’t have to break the bank. Do what you can yourself and get the experts to install the rest.

Here are five cool things to do to your car exterior:

1. Car Body Decals

If you want to change your car and do it yourself, why not use decals and stickers. This may seem like an outdated mod, but it still looks cool. You can go for the classic racing stripes or flames, but it doesn’t stop there. Anything you can think of can be printed on a sticker to put on your car. It’s also a great way to break up the full car colour and stand out.

Company logos are popular, but you can put your brand on the side of your ride and get the word out. Vibrant colours to matte back and everything in between make your car more flashy out on the road.

2. LED Lights

Your car comes standard with exterior lighting, including headlights, taillights and turns signals. They are necessary safety equipment for driving at night, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make them look more stylish. Automotive LED lights are the future, and you can make a striking change to your car by changing out the lights.

Here are a few reasons to switch to LEDs:

  • Longer Lifespan A typical LED light will last 30,000+ hours compared to a 1,000-hour halogen.
  • Swift Response Halogen lights don’t reach full brightness immediately, which could factor in night driving. LEDs illuminate right away, making a difference when braking at an accident.
  • More Efficient LED lights produce more light than a regular bulb which means they use less energy and are less of a drain on your car’s battery.
  • Safer You get a stronger and wider beam of light with LED, so you see greater distances when driving at night. They also don’t produce the same glare as a halogen light, so you aren’t blinding other drivers.

Install LED lights for all exterior lighting, including headlights, taillights, turn signal lighting and fog lights. If you want to increase the cool factor, LED accessory lighting is available and allows you to customize your car with coloured lighting strips and tubes under the hood and the car body.

3. Car Wraps

If you want to make a striking change to your car, why not put on a car wrap. It is much cheaper than painting your car, and the options are amazing. You can choose almost any colour, including matt finish, glossy, chrome and carbon fibre. If your car is a mascot vehicle for a company, you will be getting graphics and logos, making your car a mobile billboard.

Partial wraps are popular, too, with options of just doing the hood, trunk, doors or roof. You can even just do your handles or mirrors. That will make your car stand out for sure. They usually last for 5 to 7 years, and then you can go with another colour and design or back to your original finish.

4. Car Window Tinting

Tinting your windows has an immediate impact on your car. While you can’t tint all the windows, you can do the back and rear windows and some of the front windows and windshields, depending on where you live.

Besides looking cool and having some privacy while in traffic, your tinting also helps with UV light and reduces the heat inside the car. It is also a theft deterrent because you can’t see into the back seat. You can take on the install task yourself, but it’s better left to the pros. They have the right tools and know-how to get the job done right. It is pretty affordable and looks awesome.

5. Car Wheels & Tires

If you want to change safety and style, change out your wheels and tires. People think they are the same thing, but they are two parts of a whole. Your wheels are the circular metal pieces that connect to your axel. It has a rim and a disc. Your tire is the synthetic or rubber ring that mounts to the wheels. Its main parts are the body and the tread.

New wheels transform a car’s look, and there are lots of options with rim patterns and detail. Picking the right tire is important for the driving conditions you are facing but can also trick out your car immensely. You can choose from sports performance tires to touring tires, but a new tire with a cool rim will look nice.