If you’re into your autos, then you’ve probably got one yourself that you’re particularly fond of. You want to show it off to the world and demonstrate it as part of your identity. Part of the image you want to project onto the world. That means really making your car your own. But how do you do that?
The first thing that many owners want to do is make some sort of change to the appearance. Of course, there are all kinds of ways to do this. We recommend skipping the bumper stickers, however. In best case scenario, they look cheap. Instead, think of the changes you can make to the car itself. The private plates for sale, the spoilers and the specialized wheel rims you can get. Take some care in how you personalize your car. If you want to make a statement, be prepared to invest in it.
It’s not just about how your car looks, however. If you want to take pride in your ownership of it, do your bit. Make as big a deal as to how it drives. This could be going full lock, stock and smoking barrel. Changed engines, removing weight from the interior and all you can do to make it a better drive. However, even smaller, cheaper changes can result in a big change when added together. Your choice of oil and how often you change it, for example. Using poly bushings. There are all sorts of ways you can find to inch your car to a better performance, piece by piece.
Take care of it
There’s no point being proud of your suped-up, personalized car if it’s going to end up breaking down and costing you a bomb, however. You need to almost adhere to the stereotype of the super possessive autophile from cheesy movies. Not just waxing and caring for the exterior details. Taking regular maintenance and following your mechanic’s log book as much as possible, too. Cars aren’t just for visual appeal, so don’t just treat it as a trophy.
Make it fit your lifestyle
As well as visual appeal and the quality of the drive, we use cars to fit our lifestyle. A lot of that lifestyle choice will go into the kind of car we choose. However, it can also be improved with the little additions and accessories we can add on to our car. Dashcams can be a great addition to those who love their road trips (as well as their motor safety). The fitness frenzied amongst us might want to add a bike rack to the back of it. Consider your needs and how you can help your car meet them.
Making your car your means taking it to a personal level. Making the chances that reflect not only your visual style. But the life that the car helps you to accomplish. How well it runs and much better you can make it. Taking these steps is what it means to really be an enthusiast.