If you’re a car enthusiast, then you must absolutely love upgrading (modding) your car. Modding is fun and we generally get a good sense of it from all the car shows and magazines throughout our childhoods. But have you ever thought that you can do it yourself?
That’s right; modding can be done straight from your garage. So with all that said, let’s dive right into the top 5 car upgrades you can do yourself.
It’s generally advised that the first car upgrade you should do is the tires. Stock tires are the biggest nightmare when it comes to performance and looks. Ask any car enthusiast and he will tell you that he has installed brand new tires on his ride. New tires for your wheels will boost performance on the road, improve handling, and give you tighter steering when behind the wheel. New tires will cost you anything between $150 and $400 for a brand new set.
2. Throttle Response
Car fanatics will tell you that good throttle response is what gets them out of bed each day. The throttle body along with every component is what allows you to feel the speed and torque of your baby. Newer cars have the body and components to be connected through an ECU (electronic control unit), while older models did the connection by physically coupling the engine with the pedal. If you want your car to be fun to ride, then changing the stock throttle is the way to do it.
3. HID Headlights
Every vehicle needs headlights to illuminate the road ahead and protect you from fines. But stock headlights are very boring and uninspiring, so another upgrade that car enthusiasts do is change the headlights. HID headlights are made from xenon, which illuminates the road better and has multiple other advantages. Brightness, clarity, performance, and lifespan are some of the advantages that xenon has over halogen.
For more information on HID kits and headlights, and a general feel of which you should get, make sure to read this informative article from SAAZS that covers it all.
4. Braking System
The braking system is a car upgrade that is essential for the right person. By the right person, we mean a car enthusiast that goes after performance, transition and handling of their vehicle. A new set of brakes can benefit you greatly. Apart from the obvious one, which is to improve the stopping distance of a vehicle, it can also terminate fade when hard braking. However, upgrading the braking system is something that will cost you the most on this list. But it is important as it also promotes safety.
5. Air Intake
You’ve probably heard that changing the air intake will give you better horsepower performance. However, there might be no direct relation between the cold air intake and your vehicles’ horsepower capabilities. But, it doesn’t hurt to breathe easily while driving your vehicle. Namely, the air intake is a car upgrade that lets you breathe cooler air. But another department that this upgrade benefit are the engine itself. The engine can benefit from a change of air intake since it opens a new path of which cooler air can reach the engine. It might not increase your car’s performance on the road, but it can sure as hell give the engine a new life.