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Car Customization Options for Every Budget

by Ingeborg

We all want nice things, but those nice things come with a price. Sometimes it’s a hefty price, and with car customization, you can usually expect to pay a lot just from regular upkeep. But, you can suit up your car on any budget and this list will show you some mods anyone could afford.

Overlays and Decals


Painting your car is a great way to make a statement. It’s the largest and more obvious part of your vehicle. The only problem is it’s expensive, so instead add an overlay. It’s quicker and easier to apply as well, and you don’t have to worry about uneven color.

You can DIY the painting job for your car to save money, and RatedRadarDetector has a guide that teaches you how to do that. However, if you really want to be cost-effective, add decals instead. You can customize with different shapes and colors. Or if you’re political, you can really tick people off.

Private Number Plates


Getting a private number plate isn’t just more comfortable than ever before; it’s also cheaper. Well, it’s less expensive if what you want isn’t already taken. If you’re looking for a luxury plate, you could be paying upwards to 100k. Absolute Reg has both affordable and rare plates to suit your particular needs.

LED Lighting

Adding LED lighting can be pricey is you add them at the bottom of your car. Although they make quite the statement, you might want to hold off for a while. With interior LED lights, you won’t be breaking the bank. You can get lighting kits for less than 40 Euros, and most of them will have a 16-color rotating LED strip.

Window Tinting


Tinting your windows can vary in price, and it can be more expensive depending on the window you tint, how much it’s tinted and the color. Still, it’s a great way to add some mystery to your car. Instead of replacing your whole window, use tinting film and do it yourself.

Just keep in mind that if you want to tint your car, there may be a law against tinting your front windows. Check the laws in your city before tinting, because if you get charged, you’ll have to pay for removal along with the ticket.

Audio Equipment


Probably the most important aesthetic mod in your car, having a bass that can shake the street is a necessity for music lovers. You can go all out and spend thousands on a system that you literally have to fit in your trunk. Or, you could buy an aftermarket model.

I’m always amazed at what I can find at a thrift store, and stereos are no different. It’s possible to get a decent sound system for $100 or under because used stereo systems have virtually no value once they’re installed. Whatever you can’t find, you can buy it anyway. So, start small and go from there.