Whether you were low on money and bought a $1000 car or actually spent the money to get something that looked nice, there are plenty of ways to trick out your car so you can be proud of it when you drive it down the freeway.
If you have a little extra money to spend on accessories, I have some ideas for you.
Here we go:
What is a car without a stereo system? Boring, that’s what. If you want to have quality tunes in your car and show off to all your friends, one of the best ways to do that is to get a killer car stereo system installed.
The first thing you want to do after you have decided that you want a car stereo is figure out how much you want to spend on it. Though you might not think about it this way, car stereos have lots of different parts that car stereo vendors usually charge for individually. It is not just the stereo deck that you want, most of the time.
In addition to the actual deck, there are also the speakers and the amp that you have to think about. If you want to stick with the factory speakers that came with the car, then good for you, but an awesome deck is much less awesome without awesome speakers to supplement it with.
Then there is the amp. You will have to talk to the stereo system company and make sure that they have an amp that will work in your car. They might have to build a box to hold the amp or make room inside your car in order to make it work.
Nothing makes your car look classier from the outside than some dark window film on the windows. There are many different shades and colors of window tint, and, though you can choose how dark you want the film, the window tinting company will usually choose the color that best compliments both the interior and exterior color of your car.
As far as the darkness goes, there are few things you want to think about. First of all, make sure you factor in legality. Each state has different rules about how dark your car windows can be tinted. For instance, Utah does not care how dark the back windows (including the windshield) are, but the driver’s and passenger’s windows must have more than a 50 percent visible light transmission.
The second thing you have to think about is visibility. If you have a window film that has less than a 20 percent visible light transmission, it will be difficult to see out of the windows at night. You might first want to make sure that you are good about reversing by looking in your side mirrors.
Investing in Your Car
Sometimes, it is worth the money to have a car that you really like driving around in. Plus, if you plan to sell the car later, the window film or stereo system can be a great selling point.
By Kassandra Konecny
Kassandra Konecny has worked in many jobs, including a job in the window tinting industry, but has currently taken up a job that involves writing articles about Glamour Glaze window tinting. She also presently attends the University of Utah and studies English to better serve her window tinting clients.