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Simple Car Modifications Anyone Can Do

wheels and tires

I take a look at my Geo Metro and realize it is simply one unique vehicle among the rest that I see nowadays. Yeah, it doesn’t look modern, it really kinda looks old but that’s one thing I love about it.

One thing that could make my Geo Metro even better is the modifications I have done to it. If only there aren’t any limitations to modifications, I could have done a few more. But alas, all of us have limitations. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t modify your own Geo Metro or any car you have because it is too difficult to do.

In fact, there are simple car modifications that anyone can do. This doesn’t only make your car look unique but it also makes it run better. Here are a few simple car modifications that you could try.

Adding a Body Kit

Adding a body kit to your car can actually improve its aerodynamics. This means that your car will be able to cut through the air better, making it more fuel-efficient. In addition, it also makes your car look more stylish and modern. If you want to add a body kit, make sure that you get one that is made of high-quality materials. You don’t want your body kit to fall apart after a few months, do you?

Installing New Wheels and Tires

Another simple modification you can do to your car is to install new wheels and tires. This is actually a very popular modification among car owners because it can really improve the look of your car. In addition, it can also help improve the performance of your car. New wheels and tires can provide better traction and grip, especially when you’re driving on slippery roads.

Light Upgrade

If you want to make your car look more modern, you can try upgrading the headlights. There are now a lot of aftermarket headlights that you can choose from. You can go for LED headlights or projector headlights. Not only do they look good, but they also provide better illumination than the stock headlights.

Car Decals

If you want to show your personality through your car, you can try adding some decals. There are a lot of decals that you can choose from. You can go for something funny or something that shows your hobbies. If you’re not into decals, you can also try painting your car. This is actually a very popular modification among car enthusiasts.

Although car decals don’t really improve the car’s performance, they can still make you feel really good. Making you feel good about your vehicle is a good thing because you’ll feel confident whenever you are using it.


These are just some of the simplest car modifications that I can think of. If you want to make your car look better and perform better, try doing these modifications. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make your car look good. Just use your creativity and imagination, and you’ll be able to come up with something really cool.

Factors That Limit Car Modifications

car painter preparing car for new paint

Ah… car modification! It is something you do to make your car feel more like it’s truly yours. The car mods you have done will represent your preference.

Do you like speed and improved performance? Then you should focus on more of what’s under the hood. Do you want to make your car look a certain way? Add some wow factor or just stick to the classic? Then you can modify your interior and exterior. 

As for me, I’m a simple man who loves his Geo Metro but I love modifying my car too. Did I tell you I reupholstered the car seats? Those seats were killing me back then. They’re definitely more comfortable now that the job is done.  

Aside from that, there are still other things that I wanna do. But alas, there are things that are preventing me from doing that. Just like most of you, my pockets don’t run deep as well.  

However, lack of moolah isn’t the only thing that can limit what modifications you can do to your car. Wanna know about the others then continue reading below.

Modifying Your Car

When you think about car mods, it’s like making your dream car come true. However, you also have to make sure that your dream car is still within the realm of possibility. There is only so much you can do to modify your vehicle plus the ones below could also limit the mods you do to your vehicle.


Car modifications will need money. Depending on the car mods you want, it may or may not require a lot of money to do so. Remember my previous post on engine swaps. That’s doable but only if you have a fat bank account. 

You’ll need the money to buy the parts, to get the service done if you are not doing them on your own. For most, lack of funding is what could restrict them from getting the car mods that they really wanted.


If you’re like me, then you’ll love spending time in your car. I just want to tinker with it and try to improve it as much as I can. However, not all of us have the luxury of free time. In fact, I would even want to spend more time modifying my car but I can’t always do that. 


Let’s face it, not all car owners know exactly how their cars work. That is why they can’t modify them just like they wanted to. They just don’t have the skills and experience to do so. 

Sure you can hire someone to do those for you but you have to spend money on that as well. Most take this route because they don’t know how to tinker with their own vehicle and that is perfectly fine. However, take it from someone who has modified their own car, there is something satisfying when you’ve successfully done it yourself.

Legal Issues

Do you like loud exhaust or low rides? Sure some shops can do that for you or you can also do that on your own. However, before you start your modification, it is best to do research. 

There are car mods that are illegal in most states. There may also be some that could be legal in other states but not yours so best check local rules and regulations when it comes to modifying your vehicle. 

Availability Of Technology

Do you want your car to fly? Ha! I’d want that too but there are some modifications that aren’t available yet. Let’s get realistic here okay. 

But apart from obviously futuristic mods, there are some mods that can’t be suitable for your vehicle. For example for Geo Metros, engine swaps are possible and a pain in the ass but doable. However, there is a limit to how powerful an engine you can fit in. 

That will also depend on the size of your vehicle. The Geo Metro isn’t a big one and there isn’t a tiny engine that has the same power as the other big ones. Well, not yet…