You dont have to be a custom car affecianoda to appreciate
the hot cars in movies such as 2Fast 2 Furious. who wouldnt want
to be behind the wheel of a suped up car, dragging that quarter
mile of road? The adreneline rush is addictive.
Shows like MTV's Pimp My Ride have enjoyed a solid fan base
and its not surprising. Who doesnt enjoy checking out a car
transformed into a monster ride that is the envy of all?
Before you rush out and get your 1984 Chevy Chevette pimped out,
you should consider a few things first:
Your new ride is going to attract a lot of eyes. Unfortunately,
not all of them will be the eyes you want on your car. Car
theft, accidents and old fashioned jealousy resulting in
scratches to your paint job all increase when you pimp your
ride. Make sure that you check with your insurance company, and
phone around for rates. No sense spending $10 000, only to find
out that you cant afford to drive your car off the driveway.
Who's Touching Your Body
Just because they have a
slick looking site with pictures of several hot cars, doesnt
mean they did the work, or that you wont have to worry about
your Lambo Doors falling off 6 months from now. Word of mouth is
the best form of advertising for legit companies. If you find
that people are talking about a certain local body shop, its
worth your while to go and check them out. There is a reason why
people are talking about them.
Price isnt everything.
Like with most things, you get what you pay for. Just because a
certain custom shop can do the job for half of what everyone
else is quoting, doesnt mean you should go there. Do they have a
good reputation? How long have they been in business? How long
have they been installing body kits or vertical doors for?
Think Before You Buy
Before you go ahead with that change
to the body of your car, consider what impacts that may have on
the overall performance of your vehicle. Will it impact fuel
Its A Gas
If you're complaining about
the cost of gas right now, wait til you replace your engine with
a more fuel efficient model that doenst take kindly to you
filling up with the cheapest grade of fuel. Expect to pay a lot
more for gas, and its not going to get any better until fuel
cell technology finally becomes the norm. Consider a hybrid
engine if it is available for your car. Remember, the cost of
gas will continue to move higher, not lower.
these tips before you go ahead to your local shop and have them
complete an extreme makeover of your car. They will help you
save money over the long haul.
Now you are ready to live life a quarter mile at a time.
About the Author:
Pimp My Ride - Those words instantly bring images of supped up
sports cars, renovated classics, and some pimped up rides from
some of the most imaginative people around. Looking for some
tips to pimp your ride? Look no further!