Yo Dawg! Here’s How to Pimp Your Cars
If you grew up watching 'Pimp My Ride' on MTV, you probably dreamed about pimping your own ride one day. You can only watch so many amazing automobile transformations until you start thinking about what upgrades you would do on a car if you had the chance.
It's been a long time since a new episode of 'Pimp My Ride' aired, but that doesn't mean your custom car dreams can't become a reality. All you have to do is learn what it takes to turn an average car into an impressive sight. You can transform all the cars in your driveway with just a few simple upgrades.
Here are 7 things you need to do if you want to pimp your cars.
1. Give Your Car a Paint Job
Nothing turns a boring car into a sweet ride like a fresh coat of paint. Not to mention, there's no limit to how creative you can get with a new paint job.
Instead of opting for a single-colored car like everyone else has, take this opportunity to think outside the box. Try to come up with a design similar to some of the pimped-out rides you've seen and put your own spin on it. Play with the thought of a dual-toned car or one that is covered with a super outgoing, eye-catching design.
At the very least, treat your car to a fresh wax. It's amazing how something as simple as a bit of elbow grease can make your car's paint look good as new. But, you might want to discover more about auto body painting and why it's so important.
2. Get a New Set of Tires
The next aesthetic upgrade you can do to your car is to buy a new set of tires.
Don't just buy the basic model, either. Pimp your car by raising it a few inches and installing bigger tires than the standard make comes with. Consider purchasing some nice rims to go with your ride, and maybe even use fancy lifts to raise your car more than just a few inches.
3. Install Custom LED Lights
One of the best ways to make your new rims shine is to install custom LED lights on the bottom of your car's body. These look absolutely amazing. They complement a fresh paint job and a new set of rims well, but they can stand out on their own, too.
You can match the color of your LED lights to your car or go with a secondary color to tie the whole look together. There's also the option of investing in multi-colored LED light strips that change their display!
4. Tint the Windows
Another way you can pimp your ride is by tinting the windows. This makes your car look even better and it gives you a little more privacy as you're driving around, too.
With tinted windows, you don't have to worry about people staring at you at stoplights or peaking into your car when it's parked. It's an upgrade you'll get a lot of enjoyment out of beyond just the cool factor.
5. Pimp the Car's Interior
Keep in mind there are two major parts of pimping out your ride: the exterior and the interior. It makes no sense to put so much work into the body's paint job and the rims if your car looks like a disaster the moment you open a door.
You need to make a few interior upgrades in order to have a super cool ride. This may mean transitioning to leather seats if your car doesn't already have them, or perhaps putting an entertainment system in the back of the seats. You might want to install LED lights on the inside or get nicer floor mats, too.
6. Improve the Sound System
Speaking of pimping out the interior, how's your sound system working?
This is a great opportunity to swap out the standard manufacturer's speakers for something more powerful - and better looking. It's your time to research the speakers that will give you the best boom (or bass) for your buck and consider installing a few extras, just to be safe.
Of course, if you're going to put all the work in to upgrade how your music sounds, make sure you have an easy way to control everything. Upgrade the dash to be more tech-savvy and easier to handle.
7. Buy a Personalized License Plate
This is the final piece of your pimp my ride puzzle. It's one of the most unique upgrades you can do to a car, and a great way to show off your personality.
There are so many things your license plate can say! The only requirements you have to follow are to stay under the maximum amount of characters and to come up with something that no one else has registered.
It might take you a few tries to figure out the perfect message. But, you're sure to end up with an amazing, quirky license plate saying that you love.
Money Saving Tips You Need to Pimp Your Cars
Here's the thing about pimping your cars: it doesn't come cheap!
You need to have a serious amount of money saved up if you want to do every single thing on this list. Even if you just want to invest in a paint job or finally tint your windows, you should only do so when you have enough money to pay for quality workmanship. Here are a few money-saving practices to use as you prepare to pimp your cars