Your Guide to Planning Vehicle Modifications

February 25, 2022

One of the most important parts of buying your new vehicle is the customizations you will install to make it all your own. It can be tempting to dive right in and make mods here and there without making a plan. This can be a recipe for disaster.

Without a plan, you will end up with customizations that may not work long-term or a final look that isn't cohesive. It is best to make a plan before you take your truck or Jeep to the next level. Creating a solid plan will save money and ensure you get everything you want out of your vehicle. Here are the steps you should take to make an epic customization plan.

Familiarize Yourself with Your Vehicle

You bought your truck or Jeep yesterday and are ready to start on mods now! Whoa! Hold up! You don't even really know your vehicle yet. Take the time to get to know your truck or Jeep so that you can decide which customizations are really the right fit. For instance, you may think you want larger tires but once you drive your ride for a while, decide that you prefer the tires are already on it. Learn and take notes of the pros and cons of your vehicle so that you know which modifications you want to make to turn the cons into pros and which customizations you don't want to make so that you do not mess up the positive attributes of the vehicle.

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Make a List of Goals

Once you've gotten to know your vehicle, make a list of goals. For example, do you want to go off-roading, hauling heavy equipment, cruise the streets in style, etc.? When making a list, take into account the pros and cons of your truck or Jeep. Make sure your goals do not interfere with the pros of your vehicle.

Define the Budget

Before deciding on which customizations to make, it is crucial to define your budget. This will help you know which modifications you can make and prevent you from getting your heart set on improvements that you may not be able to afford at this time.

Make a List

It is time to make a list of modifications along with the cost of each. When calculating the cost, do not just include the cost of the parts and installation. It is crucial to also account for what it will cost to maintain the upgrade. For instance, installing larger tires will be more expensive to replace than standard tires.

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Check with Your Insurance Company

Certain upgrades can affect the cost of your insurance premium. Before making the upgrades, check with your insurance company and see if the changes you plan to make will increase your policy's cost. This may change your mind on whether you want to make certain modifications.

Resale Value

As much as you love your vehicle and think you will never ever sell it, you still might. It is advisable to never make customizations that will decrease the resale value of your truck or Jeep. Be sure to keep all of your options open because you never know what the future may hold.

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Consult Your Warranty

If your vehicle is still under warranty, making certain modifications can void the warranty. Some people want to avoid voiding their warranty at all costs. Other people do not care if they void their warranty, which is okay. Either way, read your entire warranty, so you know if you are voiding the warranty and, if so, what the repercussions are.

Let's Get Started!

You've made your plan, and now it's time for the best part! Let's customize! Carolina Custom is the largest customization shop on the East coast. No matter how large or small your project is, our team of car enthusiasts is dedicated to helping you enjoy your vehicle to the max. Contact us today, and let's get started!

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