Car modding is becoming increasingly popular in the country. There’s a dedicated car modification community, one that’s growing. And now, you’re thinking, “Hey, maybe I should do that…” We’re here to tell you, maybe give it a second thought before you do anything that could potentially lower your vehicle’s value if you want to resell it someday. Consider us the Voice of Reason, complete with halo and harp, sitting on your right shoulder.
Suspend dropping the suspension.
Some car owners love the look of a sportscar. And nothing quite says ‘sportscar’ like a dropped suspension. There are just a few problems with doing this. One, you’re a lot more prone to road hazards. Second, speed bumps are a very popular speedster deterrent. For good reason. And going over one with dropped suspension requires even more cautiousness and care. Most car modders are into speed, but when you’re in an area with lots of speed bumps, nothing is more frustrating that grinding basically to a halt just to get over the hurdle without harming your car’s undercarriage. Worse, at certain times of the day, in can be hard to spot a speed bump. Going over one while driving fast does enough damage to a car with normal suspension. With dropped… it’s like a sledgehammer to the stomach.
Warranty voiding warranted?
Certain modifications can void your car manufacturers’ warranty. If you have a new car, you’re probably under warranty, and that’s how you want to stay for as long as possible. But altering things, like replacing parts, voids it faster than a bear in the woods. Even something as innocuous as removing your vehicle’s windows for specially tinted ones can void the warranty. Although in the latter case, simply having film installed does a similar trick, costs way less, and shouldn’t void anything.
Keep it legal.
The more extreme the modding, the more likely you’re to fall foul of your by-laws. They’re there to keep everyone safe and to keep the peace. Removing your car muffler might look cool, but the noise could soon be unbearable. Let’s say you live in a complex. Every time you leave or come back, you’re seriously buzzing off the neighbours more intensely than a swarm of bees besetting a honey badger. It won’t take long before they break out the burning torches and sharpened pitchforks and come to kick down your door.
Facelifts can go ugly fast.
Cosmetic modifications, like spoilers or flame decals, can look cool. Or they can look ridiculous. Imagine a sportscar spoiler on a VW Beetle. That’s as comical as a platypus flying with the wings of an eagle. Nope. Don’t do it. It isn’t worth it. Just like what can happen when you see celebrities with botched facelifts or plastic surgery. There’s nothing worse than one of those.
We’re not saying you shouldn’t mod. We’re just saying, think very carefully before you do. We wouldn’t want you to hurt the resale value of your car.