The European auto repair experts at Starko Auto Services understand your vehicle is much more than simply a way to get you from point A to point B. Your car also represents a way to present your unique personality. Whether you own a sparkling new Porsche or a one-year old Mercedes-Benz, you have several customization options that make your German manufactured vehicle turn heads every time you take it out for a spin
Let’s take a look at five popular ways European car owners customize their vehicles.
Do you want to drive a low rider or a vehicle that includes a higher than average frame? Low profile tires increase create a sporty look. Other ways to create a lower profile for your Volkswagen or Mini involves lowering the springs that are compatible with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) shock absorbers. Using a coil over kit produces a more substantial decrease in ride height, but this way to alter your vehicle stance costs more money.
One of our experienced ASE technicians can recommend the best way to enhance visual appeal by altering vehicle stance, as well as perform the work required to get the job done right.
Rims and Wheels
If you want to make a bold change in the appearance of your European car, consider upgrading the factory installed wheels to head turning aftermarket rims. The vehicle rim represents the outer part of a wheel. You have countless options for rim colors, styles, and offset options that offer an affordable customization strategy for your Audi or Mercedes-Benz. If you drive through any of the communities located near the San Fernando Valley, you will notice that many car owners have enhanced the visual appeal of their vehicles by customizing the rims and wheels.
Upgrade the Exhaust
Not many of the customers who bring their vehicles to the German automotive repair specialists at Starko Auto Services consider upgrading the exhaust system to achieve optimal customization. However, for just a few hundred bucks, you can get rid of the single tail pipe muffler and replace it with a much larger OEM exhaust system. Not only does a larger tail pipe muffler create race car driving visual appeal, it also sounds more explosive as you cruise around the neighborhood. Even a fuel efficient European model such as a Mini benefits from the more muscular appearance produced by a larger tail pipe muffler.
Schedule your free estimate today to determine how our team of ASE certified technicians can upgrade your exhaust system.
Tint the Windows
Comparatively inexpensive to pull off, tinting your vehicle windows offer several benefits that go well beyond improved aesthetic appeal. Tinted windows decrease the amount of bothersome glare from the sun, as well as diminish the damaging impact of prolonged exposure to harmful ultraviolet rays. Several of the valued customers who enjoy superior European auto repair at Starko Auto Services tint car windows for security and privacy reasons. Remember that some municipalities prevent car owners from tinting windows. Consult with one of our vehicle customization experts to determine if you live in a no tint city in or near San Fernando Valley.
Moving in Stereo
Even the most upscale European models leave a little to be desired in producing high quality audio. By upgrading the deck or installing higher quality speakers, you customize the sounds that make your European car fun to drive. Customizing a vehicle stereo system does not have to set you back hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. The ultimate way to customize a vehicle stereo system involves installing subwoofers that create a rich bass tone.
When you need experienced auto service in the San Fernando Valley, bring your car in for expert European auto repair at Starko Auto Services. Contact one of our ASE technicians today to schedule a free vehicle customization estimate.