Customizing Your Car On Any Budget

You might want nothing more than to have a pimped out car but your budget might not allow for many upgrades. Driving a car with a bit of style lets you add a sense of individuality to your ride. Even with limited funds, it can still be possible to take your plain Jane car and make it stand out.

There’s no reason that you have to avoid cruising the strip just because you are limited on funds. You might start out with just the minimum in accessories and an emergency kit in your trunk, but by adding a few innovative car products you can get ready to show off your ride with pride.

Start with a bit of window tinting to set the standard or install one of the lighting kits that you can find at for a futuristic look. Don’t let your lack of financial resources stop you from having a car that you are proud to drive.

Custom Steering Wheel

It all starts with the steering wheel. You might have a factory issue wheel right now but they are easy enough to upgrade. Go for a neon color or something a bit more sedate like a black leather steering wheel cover with intricate stitching. It’s hard to feel the power and control of your car when you are piloting it with a worn or damaged looking steering wheel.


Nothing says exclusive quite like a custom tinting job on a car. Taken from the garages of the rich and famous, window tinting can add style and mystique that you are looking for in your car. 

You can save a bit of money if you purchase the tint yourself and take it to an installer to avoid the markup. Or, install your tint by yourself if you know what you are doing. Make sure to follow all directions carefully because a botched tinting job can leave your car looking like a mess.


Who says that your headlamps should be the only things lighting up your car? There are a variety of different lighting packages and features that you can use to give your car a cool look. 

You can light up your undercarriage, use LED light strips to accent your interior or get a headlamp halo package so everyone will see you coming. Most LED lighting can be controlled remotely right from your smartphone.

Sport Pedals

Factory gas, brake and clutch pedals are boring. If you are looking for a sporty upgrade you can order custom steel racing pedals to give you the look of a Formula 1 race car. Feel the steel under your feet as you cruise down the road.


Whether you want flames or flowers, there is a decal package out there for you. Easy to install on your own, decals can be bought online or ordered through your dealer. Add a dramatic flair to your boring vehicle in just a few minutes with a custom decal package.


Don’t let your limited budget hold you back from having a car that you are proud to drive around town. With smaller upgrades and cool-looking accessories, you can pimp your ride and save some money before you hit the road in style.

Will Hopstetter
Will is an automotive market enthusiast living in the United Kingdom. He holds a diverse background in automotive and enjoys utilizing that to produce insights into the inner workings of the industry.