Sometimes, your car’s become so outdated or damaged that a substantial overhaul is called for and you either spend lots of money making repairs, or you simply sell the junker and buy a new car. In other situations, a car may just have some jarring, but minimal, issues to take care of, and a huge modification project is completely unnecessary. If your vehicle’s condition falls into the latter category, it may be time to consider some discreet but ultimately impressive upgrades. These small but significant touches can really make the difference between a car that appears new and a car that looks like it’s been around the block a few thousand times.
A car really starts to show its age once its headlights begin to fade. Dim headlights may not be the end of the world, but they’re certainly not as great for nighttime visibility, and they don’t do much to make your car look better on the outside. Particular problems that arise also include yellowing of the headlight casing from water damage, and failure of the headlights all together. For greater brightness and lighting longevity, go with customized HID headlights
. If you’re looking to get rid of that yellowing effect, you can either replace the headlight casing, or find a specialized solution designed to treat the casing and remove any stains that have accrued over the years.
The front grille on your car is supposed to be a highlight, not something you’re trying to hide. Scraped up, bruised, and otherwise unsightly grilles can really wear an a car otherwise known for looking good. There are plentiful grille replacement options out there, including stainless steel grilles, billet grilles, and even plastic grilles in a variety of colors. Some are better for shimmering in the sunlight, while others are more durable and are much easier to take care of.
This upgrade may be a bit pricier than the others, but it also has the most dramatic effect on your car’s appearance. Customized car doors can really make an otherwise generic vehicle look spectacular. If you want to make your vehicle look more streamlined and sporty, go with aftermarket vertical doors. Want a highly unusual, fairly eccentric appearance? Choose a suicide door kit if that’s your aim. From gullwing doors to vertical ones, there are plenty of stylish, appealing, and custom-made doors to choose from, all of which can add some aesthetic appeal back to your car’s exterior.