Car modification is a very popular pastime for countless petrol heads up and down the country. Have you ever been sat on the bus watching brightly coloured cars with fancy body kits and exhausts louder than a fog horn speeding through the city and thought…I fancy that! Well it has never been easier to get started in car modification as there plenty of cheap cars out there, ripe and ready for modification and dozens of websites and garages stuffed with genuine performance parts to fit your chosen vehicle. Here are some top tips to get you on the road.
Get A Car
Quite obvious first step really: get out there are bag yourself a motor. For a beginner, the best cars for modifying are probably either a Citroen Saxo or a Fiat Punto. These cars are popular for two reasons: 1) they are cheap to run and parts and insurance are relatively cheap. 2) There are lots of options for modification as they have been popular mod cars for years.
Learn How To Drive
Before you start trying to doughnut in your driveway or sign yourself up for a street race against “The Beast”, you really need to get good at driving. There are many track days you sign up to around the country where you can take your car on the track and zoom around for a few laps. Also having a few advanced driving lessons will teach you about how to be safe as well as fast.
Now it’s time to start building your baby. The most popular item to modify with the Saxo and the Punto is with a body kit. If you want take it a step further you can splash out on some Ferodo brake pads or some Hel brake lines. This will make sure you stay safe when you need to stop. Performance car parts are great for racing but if you just want to look good on the high street, start with a body kit.
Get In On the Scene
The final step is to get in on the performance and modification car scene. Instead of revving your engine at a bus stop in your home town for an evening, get yourself down to a car show. The car parks of big shows will be stuffed with mod cars for you to compare yourself to. You will find that every car owner will talk your ear off about their pride and joy and will be more than happy to have a look at yours and give you advice as to what to do next. Voila! New friend!