Accessorize Your Car with Bling Bling, Baby
Whether you drive a tiny hatchback or a huge SUV, your car says something about who you are. So how about making a statement with your car by adding some serious bling to it? Check out these stylish yet inexpensive ideas for turning heads when you go for a drive.
Get the basics right: Start off by pampering your car with a good wash. Do this regularly (once a month) for a gleaming car that looks well maintained. Wax your car for added shine.
Rims galore: Give your wheels a makeover with gold, alloy, or chrome rims. Why stop there? Add crystals and diamonds, real or faux to your wheels for some serious style.
Paint jobs: Bored of the same old grey, black, red or blue? Get a custom paint job for your car. Choose from thermochromic (colour changing!), metal flake, and pearl paints or go for finishes such as denim and snakeskin. You can also get flashy patterns, symbols, hot graphics and slogans painted on your car, topped off with glitter and stickers.
Light ‘em up: Invest in high intensity discharge Xenon headlights for your car. Feeling wackier? Try installing LED lights under your car for a psychedelic glow wherever you go!
Mirror covers: Chrome covers for side view mirrors add a lot of oomph without spending a fortune. They’re flashy, classy and guaranteed to grab eyeballs.
On the floor: Floor mats are inexpensive ways to jazz up the interior of your car. Choose from a range of great options like carpeted, rubber, logo emblazoned, clear plastic, water proof and many more.
Car seat covers: Up the glam quotient of your car by choosing statement car seat covers. They can either complement or clash with the exterior of the car - the idea is simply to make people take notice. Choose from animal prints, polka dots, colour blocks, psychedelic patterns, and neon colours and a variety of materials such as leather, leatherette, neoprene, tweed, mesh and velour.
Other tips: If you’re going all out, also consider buying steering wheel covers in flamboyant finishes such as leather, wood and marble. Other cool ideas include vinyl window stickers, funny bumper stickers, sub-woofers for your car’s music system, tinted windows, and a top-notch in-car entertainment system.