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How to Turn your Junk Car into a Hot Rod on a Budget

After years of driving an old clunker, many drivers are tempted to send their ride to the crusher. However, your vehicle has the potential to be a head-turning street machine. Here is how you can affordably turn your junk car into a hot rod.

Allow an Auto Body Class to Paint Your Car
A vehicle’s paint has a direct impact on its overall appearance. Unfortunately, taking your ride to a professional painting service can be quite expensive. Many high schools and community colleges have auto body programs. In exchange for allowing the students to work on your vehicle, they will paint your vehicle for free. You will only need to pay for the supplies.

Install a High-Performance Muffler
Every tire-smoking hot rod needs to sound aggressive. By installing a high-performance muffler, you can instantly enhance your car’s fun factor. Upon pushing the accelerator, the exhaust will emit a muscular roar. If you are concerned about the muffler’s cost, you can use a coupon to lower the price. Most exhaust shops will charge less than $100 for the installation.

Purchase Slightly-Used Tires
To ensure than your vehicle has the optimum amount of traction, you will need to buy better tires. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars on new tires, purchase a slightly-used set. After installing a different-sized tire, a lot of customers choose to leave their old tires at the garage. Auto shops are willing to sell these slightly-used tires for a significantly discounted price. Some tire sets may have as little as 500 miles on them.

Install Anti-Sway Bars
If you are looking to improve your car’s handling, purchase a pair of anti-sway bars. After installing these race-bred components, your vehicle will be able to hang curves like a legitimate sports car. Unlike a full suspension upgrade, anti-sway bars are affordable and very easy to install. To get the best possible results, experts recommend installing an anti-sway bar on the front and rear.

Get a Mesh Grille
A mesh grille will look far better than your vehicle’s stock grille. Luckily, mesh grills are typically very cheap. If you do some research, you should find an aftermarket company that has a mesh grille to match your specific vehicle. Your ride will have a custom appearance that onlookers will immediately notice.

As you can see, you doesn't take a fortune to transform your ride into a exciting hot rod. All of these enhancements are cheap and effective.

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