Your car can be a lot more than just your daily mean of transportation. With a few touches and minimum investment, you can transform it into a canvas that showcases your personality and style.

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If the idea is appealing, have a look at our proposals for design improvement below:

1. Get professional detailing

Even the most expensive car in the world would look less interesting if it were covered by a layer of grime and dirt inside and out.

So, if you want to stand out and have people turn their heads in admiration when you drive by, a professional wash and detailing is a great option. It will change the smell inside the car and all surfaces will feel shiny and new afterwards. Not to mention, the colour will get some new life without spending the money on a new paint job.

Try to do this at least once a month if you use your car regularly. If you can maintain it, you can do the detailing once every other month.

2. Wax your vehicle

fresh coat of wax does two things:

  1. Makes the car look shiny and new
  2. Protects the paint

So, you hit two birds with one stone. You get the desired wow effect and increase the life of your paint. Regular waxing helps remove small scratches (which also take from the beauty if the vehicle), swirl marks, and protects the metal from rust or fading.

The good news is that you can do it yourself if you don’t want to pay for a professional job. Just look for a wax kit at your local auto supplies store.

3. Personalised plates

Some people find these tacky, but with the right combination, they can be very appealing. Have a look at some personalised number plates and experiment with available combinations. You may find one (or more) you really like and feel comfortable displaying on your car.

Even if it seems like a lot of trouble for such a small change, people will notice. Actually, this is the very reason why personalised number plates are so popular all across the world.

4. New lights

Older cars tend to have foggy-looking headlights, and this takes away from their general beauty. To avoid this, get a new set of headlights and taillights and enjoy your car’s new look! Even more, you should also get new light bulbs.

These are mostly for your safety as new light bulbs will provide better light when driving in the evening or at night. Also, you’ll be easier to see by other motorists at night.

Still, if you truly want to change the aspect of your vehicle, you have lots of options. For instance, you can choose between halogen bulbs (the ones that give a pale blue hue), LED bulbs (for a white colour), or xenon.

5. Car tuning

Car tuning refers to making modifications to improve the performance of your vehicle, and in many cases this makes it stand out from the crowd.

Common tuning practices include making improvements to your engine, adding supercharger kits and making exhaust modifications. The top end equipment can be expensive, but if you’re prepared to do your research there are low-cost solutions available.

6. New wheels

Besides the safety factor, a pair of new wheels will make your vehicle and immediate eye magnet! But it’s not just about changing the tires; you should also consider changing the rims with something custom-made. You have the chance to pour your personality into this project and create a fantastic set of wheels that everyone will envy.

Of course, if the budget is tight, you can still get rims with personality – the market is filled with a wide range of options.

In today's market, it’s rather easy to accessorise a car even if you’re on a budget. You just need to know which elements work best for your own vehicle!

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