Some people think that car upgrades are unnecessary. They’re either too pricey, too flashy, or too loud. Some upgrades are unnecessary. And they’re usually the ones done for aesthetics only and serve no other purpose. There is nothing wrong with that, of course, to each their own. But some upgrades can be useful by making your car’s performance and driving experience much better and safer too.
Aside from wax and sealants, car ceramic coating is another great option. Not only does it give your car a nice shine. It also protects it from getting scratched easily. Its durability and longevity are better compared to wax and other sealants. Plus, it repels dirt and water, making it easier for you to clean your car. Ceramic coating is pricier than the other two. But because it lasts on your car for so long. You won’t have to keep reapplying so often. It’s a more cost-effective option.
Did you know that over 200,000 crashes are caused by sleet and snow every year? If you think you can do without winter tires, think again. Sure, winter tires are expensive. But if you live in a city that snows often, having winter tires should be a necessity. The price is worth it if it means not being one of the 200,000. And if you happen to be one of the people who bought performance all-season tires. Just know that those tires aren’t really for “all-seasons.” It’s great if your main worry is rain and there is barely any snow or icy pavements during winter in your area. But best believe it’s not going to work if you have to drive on snow or sleet.
If you drive a big car, an anti-roll bar or sway bar would be a great upgrade to add. The purpose of the bar is to keep your car from leaning when you’re making tight turns. Of course, these aren’t necessarily only for big cars. It can be an added benefit to any car. These are used by race cars to prevent them from rolling when they try to drift.
Shock Absorbers and Springs
The typical rule when it comes to replacing your shock absorbers is after every 50,000 miles or so. Of course, you don’t have to wait that long to get them replaced. And sometimes you don’t even have to replace them at all. But if you want a smoother, more comfortable ride. Upgrading your absorbers, along with stiffer springs, will do the trick. It’ll make you feel like you’re driving on air.
Ever heard of this? It’s not always talked about, but suspension bushings are essential to your car. They’re rubber components in your suspension that act as cushions. They allow your suspensions to move without making much noise or vibrations. When you upgrade your car’s bushings to performance suspension bushings, you’ll feel it in your handling and steering that it’s much tighter and more stable.
It is also called LSD for short. Nowadays, not all cars have built-in LSD’s. If your car happens to be one of these cars, you should think about getting an LSD. Why? If one of your wheels loses traction, the LSD transfers the power from that wheel to the wheels that still have good traction. If you’re going off-road, it’ll make driving on difficult terrains much easier. And it’ll make driving on the road feel even better. It also decreases your tires and axle shift from wearing down early.
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Most cars have the standard rubber brake lines. Although rubber brake lines are cheaper and have even cheaper maintenance, they tend to wear down very easily. Which means you’ll be replacing it a lot over the lifespan of your car. Upgrading your rubber brake lines to stainless steel mesh may be more expensive, but it’s worth it. Because it is stainless steel, it’s more durable. It can also handle more pressure and are less likely to get punctured. Breaking also feels firmer and tighter. Not to mention it’s safer because it’s less likely to break. And we all know just how important our brakes are.
If you’re looking for upgrades to increase the performance of your car, make sure to consider those listed above. Aesthetic modifications are also expensive. And unlike these upgrades, they’re practically useless. They might not do much for aesthetics. But it makes your car smoother and safer to drive. And that’s exactly why these upgrades are worth your money, even if they are somewhat expensive.