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Enhancing your car interior is not just about making the inside look great; it is also about making it feel great. You can make custom fittingsin your car that suit your style and preference, while making a few adjustments to existing components to reflect your desired taste.
Accessorizing your interior
Accessories can greatly improve the look inside your vehicle and make it livelier. Upholstery accessories like car seat covers are not only going to keep your car seats clean, but they can also make your car look classy and lively. You can fit different types of dash kits in custom finishes like factory matches, carbon fiber, simulated graphics and wood grain to give the dash surface an updated look. Neon and LED accent lights are add-ons that will make your car glow and look effortlessly classy. A few custom details may be added also to your car floor mat to blend with the overall theme of your car.Corporates can also customize their floor mats to reflect the company logo on their motor vehicle fleet.Steering wheel covers that match the seat covers of your car will complete Window treatments like tints will make your car look and feel cool, while shielding your interior from harmful UV rays that would make it age faster. Privacy is another benefit of tinted windows that helps car owners keep their valuables out of sight. However, in places where there are legal regulations on tinting, it is good to have in mind the acceptable percentage of tint to put on your car windows in order to avoid prosecution.
Interior video monitors
The ultimate customized car entertainment system would not be complete without fixing an impressive set of video monitors. In recent times, many vehicles, especially SUVs have made video monitors a default component in their manufacture. Besides giving your car the wow factor, they have greatly enhanced the entertainment experience especially for kids to watch their favorite cartoon and movie DVDs, and even to play video games. It has also been possible to fit headphones for a private experience, aside from the main car radio. Some video output systems can be connected to the vehicle’s navigation system for efficiency in giving directions.You can combine them with backup cameras mounted on the car’s rear for a good view when backing up, especially for big vehicles. Three main components constitute a vehicle’s video system; the monitor, the audio system and the media component. There are systems that incorporate all three while others allow for separate assembly of components. They can be categorized into front and backseat monitors. Both have their merits, and what you want to get from the system will determine the right type for you.
Finding the perfect sound system
Having a good quality sound system adds significant value to the ultimate driving experience. Good sound is not just a matter of having a sound system and a set of speakers. For good quality low frequency sound, you can install a good set of subwoofers in your car. They would greatly enhance your listening experience, no matter what kind of music you enjoy listening to.
There is a variety of things to consider when purchasing a good set of car subwoofers. If you want to install a customized sound system for your car, then you may opt to have component subs, which are simply speakers within a subwoofer enclosure. An external amplifier then powers the subwoofer for quality sound. You can choose from a variety of coil set-ups depending on the design of your sound system. Enclosed subs come in handy for those who would opt for an easy sound setup. They, however, limit the choice of box-type and speakers. Space is a factor that influences the choice of subwoofers for your car. Powered sub woofers are ideal if you want to save on space, as it combines a subwoofer and the amplifier within an enclosure. The downside to them, however, is that they may not be ideal especially if you want to have quality sound from your bass producers.
Another key element to consider is the sensitivity. Once combined with power, a high output can easily be achieved. Less power is required when a sub is highly sensitive to give out good quality output. The enclosure type will also greatly determine the kind of sound produced from a subwoofer. Sealed enclosures give deep and accurate sound, while bandpass and ported ones give out greater volume. Dual voice coils also give better sound compared with typical subwoofers, which ordinarily have just one coil. This makes them popular among motor vehicle enthusiasts who are looking for flexibility in their sound systems.
Pocket-friendly customizing ideas
Customizing your vehicle’s interior certainly comes at a price. You can achieve almost as much from simple and inexpensive ideas, as you can from extravagant investments. Giving your car a wonderful color scheme gives your car a classy, sophisticated look.Lighting effects are an inexpensive way of enhancing your interior, and they do not have to cost you an arm and a leg. You caninstall colored neon and LED accent lights that match the color scheme inside your car to give it a groovy feel. You also do not have to invest in an expensive sound system. With a combination of a good inexpensive amplifier with speakers, you can still get good quality sound in your car.
While you plan to make your car look good on the inside, it is important to note that this may not necessarily translate to a good resale value. It is a futile exercise to customize your car if no one would want to buy it in case you intend to sell it in the future. Consider installing Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and keep the deviations as minimal as possible for original-looking custom car interiors. It is always wise to make sure you do not go overboard by adding accessories that may make your car’s resale value go down.