Improving Vehicle Performance: 3 Things to Consider Before Modifying Your Car

For auto enthusiasts, there are few things more satisfying than finding the car of your dreams – and then bettering it. Modifying a vehicle is the most thrilling of pursuits, giving you the chance to take something great and then improve on it. Often costly, time consuming, and complex, it’s still remarkably enjoyable and rewarding.


Yet modifying a car is no easy task. It requires time, money, and knowledge, and few people are committed enough to either sacrifice or gain these. However, if you think that you might be one of that rare number, here are three things that you need to consider before you give modification a go…

#1: How You Will Modify Your Vehicle

Whether you already own your perfect car or modification is still just a pipe dream, the first factor to consider is exactly what you want to do with your vehicle. Some people want to completely overhaul their motor, creating an entirely new look and feel, whilst others prefer to maintain a more traditional look, but add a boost of turbocharged power beneath the hood. The internet will be your best friend when it comes to making these decisions, offering inspiration, practical advice, and a rough idea of costs. Don’t be afraid to dream big; it’s a costly, time-consuming venture, so there’s little point in doing it by halves.

#2: The Practicalities

Once you have a rough idea of what you want to do, you need to start looking at things in a little more depth. Take care to research the tools you need, and how much of it can be done by you as opposed to a professional. However minor the changes you make, you’re going to need to properly outfit your toolbox, and essentials like air tools are going to be a must. Specialist stockists like SGS Engineering are the best place to find them, and there are a lot of useful parts available for bargain prices on selling sites like eBay.

#3: Budget and Timeframe

Finally, you need to spend some time creating a budget and timeframe. Once you have a list of the parts and pieces you’ll need, cost them up roughly before investing, along with the price of any professional help that you’re going to require. You might also like to factor in a rough timeframe, and if you can’t afford everything in one go, work out which items you’ll need immediately, and which can wait until you’re further along with your project. Provided that you’re happy with all of this, then you’re all set to go.

Will you choose to follow your dream?

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