Who doesn’t want to ride in style? Purchasing a new luxury car can be quite expensive, but luckily, there’s a solution. Add your own upgrades to your car to create an elegant, luxurious look and more comfortable ride. Try some of these exterior and interior accessories to start.
A High-Quality GPS System
A high-quality GPS system not only adds a feel of luxury to your car but also provides upgraded safety. As you search for the right system for your car, consider the four most important features.
- The Screen: A larger screen makes it easier to see where you’re going with one quick look. Remember to check out the resolution, too. If the screen appears blurry, it will be hard to read and could pose a safety hazard.
- The Routing: Although many models now have automatic routing as a standard feature, it never hurts to double-check. Real-time routing changes your navigation path in the event of unexpected accidents or other driving hazards.
- The Receiver: The better the receiver is, the more accurate your placement on the GPS screen will be. Low-quality receivers mean the possibility of missing important turns due to inaccurate mapping.
- The Sound Quality: Of course, the safest way to use your GPS is with text-to-speech directions. Listen to the sound quality before purchasing to ensure you understand directions clearly.
Luxe Seat Covers and Floor Mats
Part of creating a more luxurious car means choosing comfortable and attractive interior accessories. One easy way to do this is to purchase new seat covers and floor mats. Whether you prefer leather or cloth, a neutral color or something that stands out, the options for these accessories are practically endless. Remember to think about comfort in addition to style. Good seat covers provide lumbar support while you drive to leave your back feeling less strained. If you want these items to be truly luxe, consider having them custom-made. Don’t forget to add the heaters and massagers!
Unique License Plates
Perhaps one of the most popular exterior accessories is custom license plates. People have been known to turn everything from their childhood nicknames to their favorite song lyric or movie into a custom license plate. If you go this route, keep in mind that whatever you choose will be subject to government approval. If you don’t want to go through the red tape, you can also add a bit of customization by choosing a non-standard license plate design or adding a unique holder for it to your car.
If you truly want people to notice your ride, add some LED lighting under it. From neon green to electric blue, hot pink to crimson red, you can find LED lights in nearly every color. Some manufacturers even sell two-toned or rainbow-colored under-car light strips. If you can’t decide which color choose, don’t worry. Just purchase a system that allows you to change the color from a smartphone app. You might even consider adding some extra street cred with bulbs that blink in tune to your car’s tunes.
Custom rims are where lots of people start their search for exterior accessories. Traditional rims are made of aluminum that dulls easily and tends to look boring. If you love the shiny look, add custom chrome rims to your vehicle. You can even take it a step further by purchasing rims with LED light designs that create a unique design while you drive.
Tinted windows technically fall under exterior accessories, but they provide plenty of benefits for the interior as well. On the outside, window tints add an air of mystery that turns heads. They’re more than a pretty upgrade, though. They also block harmful UV rays from entering your car, which means those custom seat covers don’t fade as quickly. Additionally, fewer rays mean a cooler interior, making it easier to create the most comfortable climate for your road trip. Finally, tinted films act as a protectant for your windows, making it harder to shatter them.
When it comes to upgrading your vehicle, you don’t need to spend your savings to do it. Simply decide which interior accessories or exterior accessories best meet your needs and add them as you can. Perhaps that’s the best thing about doing your own luxurious upgrades—spreading them out helps your budget and creates fun projects along the way!