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If you drive a lot for work, something that is going to matter to you is how comfortable your car is. And while cars are just a mode of transport, over time, your car can become an extension of you.
You don’t need to spend thousands on new panels, rims and more. You can personalise your car and make it more you on a tight budget.
It’s all about what works for you and your most regular passengers.
Seat covers are an easy change – if you are on a budget, you can buy detachable seat covers. Usually, these are secured with some elastic and can be removed and washed or upgraded.
If you have a bigger budget, you can have fresh new custom car seats fitted in any colour.
You can choose from a wide range of fabrics and leather – and even have some retrofit heated seats!
You should always be careful when getting new car mats. They can be a great way to personalise your car. However, some cheaper brands don’t have the right amount of grip and aren’t the right size. This means they can get stuck under pedals and cause a scare or an accident.
However, when you get the right fit, they can make a very cool addition to the interior of your car.
You can have some custom made so that they have the stitching you like, the colour you want, and a lot of other good stuff. Another great thing is that they keep the actual floor of your car clean!
Perhaps the easiest way to make sure your car will stand out from the crowd, is a personalised number plates from Platehunter.com. You can search through millions of available plates and check different combinations, meaning you can get the one that you want.
Buying personalised plates is often thought to be expensive. However, depending on what you choose, they can be very budget-friendly.
If you are a fairly confident driver and don’t feel like you need to have the factory pedals, changing your pedals might be a good option in your quest to personalise your car. There are so many different pedals available in bright colours, textures, shapes and sizes.
If you feel like blowing a budget, then you might like some that are encrusted with Swarovski crystals.
Keep in mind that things like pedal changes can be better to get replaced at a garage, rather than do yourself. The reason for that is unless you are comfortable with this type of thing, it’s best left to an expert.
There are many ways that you can change the inside and outside of your car. LED strips can be attached to the underneath of your car. Just so long as they are adhering to any rules and regulations.
Neon car lights are usually called underglow lights, and they’re not just standard LEDs. They are purposely made to go under your car’s body.
You can also add one of the fanciest types of light. Usually only found in some of the most expensive cars – star ceiling lights. This is a cool option because there used to be only certain places you could get these fitted. However, where there is a cool project, DIYers are happy to work it out and share their findings.
If you don’t fancy the starlit roof, or the underglow, then another option for adding some sparkle to the inside of the car is putting LED lights in the foot wells. Not only does it look cool, but if you happen to drop your wallet or keys down there, you’ll have more chance of finding them!
These lights come in a range of colours – but you always need to make sure that they meet any road guidance.
You no longer need a lemony fresh or pine-scented car interior. There have been many brands that have released their fragrances for cars. Yankee released a line of car scents, including black cherry, beach walk, and musk. But if you want to splash out a bit, Mercedes has a line too.
Perhaps you are in the middle of looking for the right car, and making it feel a little bit more like ‘you’ is on the agenda. There are many ways to make your car as personalised as possible. Here are a few reasons that if you don’t have a car, picking one up before the sun starts to beam in the summer months is a must: Why You Need a Car This Summer – Annie’s Noms.