The 4 Most Popular Vehicle Modifications

Body modifications are a great way to make your vehicle truly your own. While many pre-owned vehicles come with great standard equipment, it may not be exactly what you need or want out of your vehicle. That’s where vehicle modifications come in. Not only can you upgrade the standard equipment to add performance, but you can also add a new engine and performance exhaust to your car.

Things to Consider Before Vehicle Modifications

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At Courtesy Auto Service and Tire of Tacoma, we want you to know that there are certain things to consider before doing any vehicle modifications. There are endless modifications that you can do to your vehicle, but some may be seen as risky to your insurance company. Be sure to check with your insurance company before doing any major modifications.

Something else to consider is the possibility of a modification affecting vehicle performance or reliability. While a fancy lift can look amazing, there is great potential for it affect gas mileage. At a minimum, you are affecting the stock aerodynamics of the vehicle. You will also need bigger tires for a lift and which is more drag on the engine.

There are countless factors to consider when you are changing the intended design of a vehicle. Make sure you are making careful decisions.

Spoilers

Spoilers are one of the most popular car modifications today. They increase the look of a car and enhance the driving experience. To achieve the best effect, spoilers should be fitted tightly to the vehicle body with no sharp edges. If the spoiler isn’t fitted properly, it could interfere with the driver’s view of the road.

Some cars are built with spoilers as standard equipment. They can improve the looks of a car while improving its aerodynamics and fuel efficiency. These car modifications are most commonly seen on sports cars, but they can also be added to a standard sedan or SUV.

Performance Exhaust

Adding a performance exhaust to your car is a great way to add horsepower and improve the sound of your car. Some people have reported gains of up to two percent in horsepower with these vehicle modifications. However, it is important to note that this modification is relatively expensive and can take several hours to install.

When choosing a performance exhaust, make sure to consider the type of engine and drive train your vehicle is equipped with. A naturally aspirated engine will benefit more from a performance exhaust than a turbocharged one. Turbocharged cars, however, require a free-flowing exhaust to help them spool up more quickly. Superchargers also benefit from a free-flowing exhaust system.

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Cat-Back Exhaust

Cat-back exhaust systems are an excellent way to improve your vehicle’s performance. They eliminate the exhaust gases that can reduce power and fuel efficiency. Furthermore, they also decrease the weight and work of your vehicle. For these reasons, they have become one of the most popular vehicle modifications.

Among other benefits of a cat-back exhaust, it can improve the sound of your vehicle. The piping is wider than a straight-through muffler, which decreases back pressure and increases horsepower. Moreover, a cat-back exhaust system improves the performance of your vehicle while improving its looks.

Wide Body Kit Vehicle Modifications

Wide body kit vehicle modifications are among the most popular types of car modifications. These kits widen the car’s body, removing the existing panels to replace them with larger, more functional ones. These kits give cars a low-to-the-ground look, and they also handle fantastically.

Wide body kit modifications can transform your vehicle entirely. For example, you can change the engine, brakes, drive shaft, and even the look of your vehicle’s exterior. For more extreme changes, you can install custom downforce parts.