Itching to upgrade your ride? Here are the five essential mods you should consider for your first car to get it looking and performing at its peak.
The fastest way to transform the performance—and look—of your car is by upgrading your tyres. Tyres give impact to a car, changing the feel of the drive and the way it grips the road. Investing in a good set of tyres will improve the way your car accelerates, brakes and corners. It should be the first mod you consider when wanting to update the performance of your vehicle.
You’re going to spend a lot of time in this beauty of yours, so you want to make sure you’re comfortable. It’s easy to underestimate the strain keeping yourself in the seat can put on your body—but you’ll feel the difference once you’ve upgraded to a good set of performance bucket seats. They’re designed to grip you tighter, increasing your race performance by psychologically reducing your need to brace yourself when you’re cornering hard. A small price to pay for feeling more in control behind the wheel!
A cost-effective way to improve your brake performance—allowing you to come to a complete stop faster—is by modifying the brake pads and fluid. This can be a good place to begin if you don’t have the cash to replace the entire system. Look for a performance pad with high range of operating temperatures. Essentially, you don’t want to replace your pads with race pads only to find they don’t function well on the street.
You should replace your brake fluid annually and if you are considering racing your vehicle, it might be worth considering an upgrade to a high-performance brake fluid. Regular brake fluid should function without fail on the street as they are generally made with a high boiling point. However, for relatively little cost, you can upgrade to an even higher boil point brake fluid and give yourself the peace of mind that your brakes won’t ever give out on you.
This one is a bit of a guilty pleasure as modifying the exhaust of your car does little to improve its performance…but it sounds cool. It’s a fairly cheap mod to do and fairly flexible—you can choose to modify your back box only or upgrade the entire system (changing the sound and the price). A good looking full exhaust system is one of the key things car enthusiasts look for under the bonnet in a car meet.
5. Window tint
Tinting your windows is going to increase your resale value. Not only is it a desirable mod for racers and non-racers alike, it will prevent damage to your car’s interior by harmful UV rays. You’ll be protected too—decreasing your risk of skin damage and reducing glare—making the drive much more enjoyable. Window tinting is also a known theft-deterrent. If thieves can’t see your upgraded stereo, they are less likely to target your car.
Window films can make your car a safer and more comfortable ride. Also, window tinting can turn your home into a safer, more comfortable place to live.
It is very common these days to find a house with a lot of glass windows. While there are a lot of great benefits to having this type of a house as it is actually more relaxing and looks modern looking. However, there are some downsides to this.
Ever find slamming yourself on a glass door just because you did not notice that it is still close? While those who see you will find it funny, but walking on a glass door hurts and also embarrassing. Having a lot of glass for windows and doors also offer less privacy as those outside can easily see what you are doing inside. And while you enjoy a good sip of morning coffee, you might find that the sun’s rays will just make your morning coffee less inviting.
While having glass windows and doors provide good aesthetic, but with some of its downsides, this can be bothering. The good thing though is that there is a solution for such situations and that is by just simply installing window tint.
Protect yourself from the damaging UV rays. Most Australian acknowledge how damaging the sun can be and if you can protect your sun from its UV rays, then you will find a way to do so. When you install window tint, it will block the sun’s rays so you can be safe from it inside your house.
Adds more security. Now, no one can see you from the inside while you can easily see them outside. You won’t have any accidents on the door again as you will clearly see the glass door if it is open or close.
Acts as an insulation. While tinted windows can protect you from letting your home stay cool during the summer. In winter it can act as an insulator that traps warm air inside the house. This will reduce the heating cost which you could be using mostly now that it is winter.
With the great benefits of window tinting, it is no wonder that more and more vehicle and home owners are opting for this alternative.
Just like any part of your car, your window tint may one day need replacing as it has already faded or has already deteriorated. Replacing the car window tinting is not as difficult as some think but that does not mean that you should do it on your own since this process should also be done by a professional.
Why does window tint fade and need replacement?
Over time, your car window tint may also need replacement especially if your old installer used poor quality and made from inferior materials type of films. The most common type of window tint that fades over time is old dye-based tints.
These inferior window tints can easily fade and deteriorate when they are constantly subjected to extreme heat and sunlight for a long period of time. The worst part is, if they show signs of fading after a just a couple of months, this means that you have probably wasted your money for the window tint.
What should you replace them with?
These days, there are a lot of good quality tints that are available in the market. Search for a reputable window tint installer and check if they have carbon-based tints which are known to last for a very long time.
How long should a good quality tint last?
If your choice is right this time and you have chosen quality window tint which has been installed properly, you can expect it to last ten years or more. Other determining factors to its longevity are exposure to chemicals, heat and weather.