Summer means another opportunity for you to get crazy and have fun. If you’re looking for ways on how to “upgrade” your car, here are a couple of ideas that can get you inspired.
Designed for Comfort
A comfortable ride always begins with the interiors. For the summer, redecorating the seats might be a great idea. Leather seats make any car look really awesome but the main problem is usually with the heat. Leather heats up really fast especially during those hot summer days. On the other hand, with air-conditioning, leather seats and interiors cool down faster as well.
With this in mind, consider other materials such as cloth, neoprene, and vinyl. Different textures and materials can have an effect on the overall look of your car’s interior. Taking swatches can help you decide before making that big decision.
In this department, you can redesign your car by adding a couple of accessories. Summer means going on long trips across the state or even further. Bringing your car would be much more fun if you jazzed it up a bit. Installing different forms of entertainment would keep you and the people you’re with amused. A drop down screen, DVD players, and the like are definitely great accessories to get. Also, it gives you a chance to splash on some color in your interiors without having to resort to major changes.
Aside from this, having entertainment in your car does not only add to the aesthetics but to the functionality of your car as well. In cases where in you get stuck in traffic or will be driving for long hours, a movie in your car can keep you up until you get to your destination. This can also help a lot if you happen to have kids around during those long summer car trips. Having a kiddie movie around will keep them entertained enough that they won’t ask you “Are we there yet?” over and over again.
Cranking up the Aesthetics
Most people upgrade their ride for two main reasons: form and functionality. For the former, you can begin with a good paint job. Painting your car a nice summer color is a great way to welcome the season with open arms. Just be sure that you get a color that you can live with for some time. Be sure that before you decide on a color, try out a sample first. Remember that color palettes do not look the same way on a car’s body as they do on paper.
Another way that you can amp up the look of your car would be to add some new wheels. If your budget permits, you can change them to something a little more appropriate for summer.
The end look of your car will ultimately depend on your taste. If you’re undecided on what the end result should look like, there are plenty of resources on the internet and in magazines to help you visualize your desired look. You can also opt to consult with a car expert so that you know what your best options are.
Fahad Hizam is an active motorsport and tuning writer for Meezer Group. He regularly writes about car tuning and racing.