Car Modification Advice For Beginners

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If you are just starting out on the road to car modification, then some of the ways you can update your vehicle can seem a little daunting. Those of you who familiar with the art of improving your car will remember back to when you had to make your first decisions, and how they weren’t the easiest to make. As with most things, starting from a place of knowledge is going to be the best way to go so here we are going to look at some of the options available to you to help you get going with car modification.


For the purposes of this guide, we are going to break down car modification into two sections, the first being performance. The aim here is to give you an idea of the kind of changes you can make to give your car a boost so that you are getting the most bang for your buck. For starters, you should look into updating your car’s air intake system. Your car will come installed with the manufacturer’s standard system, but by updating it with a product from the likes of AFE power you will see an immediate improvement in acceleration due to added horsepower and torque. In addition, your engine will use less fuel because of more air in the combustion mixture.

While you’re focussing on how your car intakes air, you might also want to consider how it lets that air out. A second suggestion for your car modification is to change your exhaust to being one with higher flow. There are a lot of options in this field, but your aim should be to improve the performance of your engine to complement the air intake system you have already installed.

Finally, if you are running a modern car then you can get the engine control unit (ECU) reprogrammed to free up power and in some cases increase gas mileage. So that means by the end of the performance section your car should be more efficient with greater power.

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The way your car looks can be just as important to you as how it drives. For that reason, there is seemingly an endless supply of updates you can make to your car in the aesthetics department. You can start with the wheels so that you are continuing to improve the performance while adding your own touch to the design of the vehicle. In addition to the wheels, there are body wraps that you can get to change the colour and the design.

In addition to these changes to the outer carriage, you can also modify the inside to be more tailored to your comfort levels. Most cars will come with their manufacturer’s standard seating, but you can change that to be more suitable to you. So if you’ve ever fancied sitting in a professional driving seat, then the time has come to purchase a set and get them installed in your new and improved car.