More than just taking you to your destination, cars are also a way for you to express your personality. It often reflects who you are and the kind of life you live.
In Singapore, vehicle customisations & modifications are regulated by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to ensure road and passenger safety and to reduce gas & noise emission. Carrying out an unauthorised vehicle upgrade could cost you more than the modifications you had paid for.
If you’re interested in customising and modifying your car, most of the car dealers in Singapore are able to do such enhancements without going against Singapore’s regulations so your insurance coverage would not be affected.
Car modifications are probably one of the most fulfilling things a car owner can do to better enhance and beautify his/her car. Some of these modifications can get pricey, so we have come up with six ways to upgrade your car without breaking the bank.
1. Seat Covers
Seat covers are the easiest way to make your car look new again. There are customised seat covers from many shops and car dealers around Singapore. Popular options include Neo-Supreme for a sporty look, sheepskin leather for a luxurious look, and camo seat covers. Customising your seat covers is similar to changing your wardrobe. You have the freedom to choose your own material, pattern, and colours that you like.
2. Wheel Covers
Another interior you can customise. Steering wheel cover does not just improve the looks of your car but enhances your driving experience as well. Practical benefits to having a customised wheel cover include breathability and grip. They also prevent the steering wheel from being worn out over time. With a well-maintained interior, should you decide resell your car, you will still be able to get a good price for it.
3. Rims and Wheels
If you want to make a statement with your car, the wheels are one of the most important parts of your ride so you should never ignore them. In fact, they are the most noticeable next to your lights. Good looking rim and wheels add personality to your car.
4. Window Tint
Tinting goes beyond wanting your car to look cooler. At the most basic level, window tint films are divided into two basic categories: non-reflective films and reflective films. Traditional non-reflective tints provide both heat and glare control. Reflective films are not allowed in Singapore at the moment.
One of the most common non-reflective tints used is dyed films and it has the ability to provide increased optical quality and clarity with the help of great glare control. However, it’s important to note that they are less effective in controlling heat in comparison to reflective films.
What good is it to drive without the music? And what good a car could be without a head-bopping sound system? When you decide to crank up the music, your existing stereo might not do justice to the music of your playing. You will need more of the bass and volume capacity. Pre-owned cars in Singapore usually offer spare stereo parts for a cheap price.
6. Short Shifter
Short shifters offer a functionality upgrade, but this upgrade works only for manual cars. Short shifters are designed to reduce the amount you will need to shift from one gear to another, providing a smoother transmission. No one wants to get stuck at mid-shift, it could damage your gear box and could also potentially endanger you.
These are only a few of the modification and customisation allowed by the LTA, you can check them out here. In essence, a car, being an extension of a person, is a representation of who he/she is and the life he/she wants to live. Upgrading not only enhances your vehicle, but also personalizes your car to your character and gives you a sense of pride and confidence.
Drive with more confidence! Customise your car today. If you still don’t have your own ride, visit our website to get the best car quotations in Singapore.