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Should You Give Your Car a Makeover?

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Modified by Mopar
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Modified by Mopar

Your car is more than just a tool for transportation. Some people think of their car as a canvas, which means they have the liberty of designing it to their liking. But it’s not all that simple. Any modification project holds the risk of damage and performance issues which can cost you a big deal.

Then again, there’s always a perfect time to upgrade your car and give it the makeover it needs so you can start impressing the people around you. You just have to know if it’s the right time to consider a design upgrade for your vehicle.

For sure, it’s something you will have to mull over first. So, here are a few crucial tips that will help you make the right decision and prevent things from getting out of hand.

1. Do you have enough cash to spend?

Car maintenance doesn’t come cheap. Neither does an upgrade. That said, you should know how much cash you have at hand before even planning for a design overhaul. On average, expect to spend at least $1000 for even the most basic modification. Major changes, on the other hand, will cost you anywhere between $2000 to $5000. Unless you have such an amount available, you might want to save up before you start.

2. Why do you want an upgrade in the first place?

What is your motivation for needing a design upgrade? It would make sense if you have a vintage car that you want to have restored. But at any rate, you might be thinking of making a statement by improving how your ride looks to other people. It’s important to note, however, that not all aesthetic improvements will enhance your vehicle performance-wise. They are only good for making a good impression.

3. What are the accessories you want to include?

If your car hasn’t been modified yet, then think of it as a blank sheet of paper that’s waiting to be inked. You’re probably thinking of LED lights from or a new body kit that will give the vehicle a sporty vibe. No doubt, these are modifications that can cost a lot of money on the parts and materials alone. That said, you will need to choose your modifications carefully and opt for design elements that work best for your needs.

4. When do you want your vehicle done?

Car modifications shouldn’t take you more than a couple of weeks to finish. Then again, it will all depend on what you want to change and the complexity of the work that’s involved. Smaller modifications, on the other hand, shouldn’t take you more than a couple of days to finish. This doesn’t apply to older or more sophisticated vehicles. You can’t rush perfection, especially when you own a piece of antiquity that needs to get upgraded. So you might as well look at a timetable that should take months before the car is fully renovated.

Answering these questions first should guide you towards making the right decisions when it comes to improving your car. Other than that, it should steer you away from problems that often result from poor planning!

This is a collaborative article.