For many people, their car is their pride and joy, and when you’re spending hours every week commuting to work or taking the kids to school, it is understandable to want your vehicle to be the best it can be. So, here are some of the best ideas to upgrade your car this year.
Beef Up Your Sound System
When car manufacturers are designing and building a car, the audio system is one of the last priorities on the list.
As such, the factory-installed speakers in your car tend to be a bit lackluster, and you can make an enormous difference to your car audio capabilities by installing a decent set of aftermarket speakers.
Better speakers need more power, however, so you might want to consider adding an amplifier as well to deliver far greater, more precise power to your system. Meaning more oomph, and better clarity for your music.
Finally, to really get booming bass running through your interior, you might consider investing in a car subwoofer to really bring everything together.
Update Your Tyres
Your tyres take a beating, they are the only part of the car that is in contact with the hard road surface after all, and over time they will wear down.
One of the easiest ways to make your car feel fresh again is with a set of new, hard wearing, premium tyres. You will get better traction on the road and will be able to feel the difference in performance.
Better yet get a set of all-weather tyres, which can cope with the cold, wet and whatever else you can throw at them.
Remap Your Engine
If you want to get a bit more power from your car, engine remapping is one of the cheapest and simplest options to do just that.
The process involves digitally reprogramming your car’s engine control unit (ECU) to free up extra performance, increase torque and even improve fuel economy.
Modernize Your Interior
One of the best ways to upgrade your car for the 21st century is with an infotainment system.
A modern interface with smart integration will be a nice compliment to your new sound system, as well as making it easy to navigate with GPS and a heads-up map display.
Other simple ways to upgrade your interior is with new floor mats and seat covers, or a car trash can to keep things clean and organized.
Monitor Your Cars Health
Modern cars come with all sorts of sensors that warn drivers when there is an issue, but for older models, the dashboard warning lights and signals can be somewhat confusing and vague.
Trips to the mechanic are costly, even for simple diagnoses, which is why it pays to have an on-board vehicle health ‘dongle’ that can help diagnose problems without having to fork out for a professional.
These devices plug onto the onboard diagnostics system of your car, providing scanned data about the health of your vehicle and sending any fault codes, plus battery condition reports, to a mobile app.
Buy New Spark Plugs
If you are looking to get the most bang for your buck, then purchasing better spark plugs is one of the cheapest ways to upgrade your vehicle.
New sparks can increase engine efficiency and prevent misfires (the better the quality of the spark the better the combustion) resulting in more power and better fuel economy to boot.