Posted on 01 December 2011 by Chris
Many former car enthusiasts are people who used to spend hours upon hours of their free time working on their cars, upgrading as many features as possible and maintaining the pristine condition of the car over time. Still, as work and family life begins to take away those extra free hours, these former car enthusiasts were suddenly unable to spend any time with their cars except during situations of dire repair needs. If you’re kids are now grown older or you suddenly found yourself with bountiful amounts of free time and you want some projects that can help you reconnect with your car-loving culture, there are plenty of ways to go about it. Below, we’ll cover 2 different automotive upgrading projects you can pursue to reconnect with your car in a way only a true car enthusiast could.
HID Headlight Installation
If you’re looking for a project that takes some concentration and a few solid hours of automotive work, but isn’t so intensive because you’re out of practice, installing an HID Kit is a good project to start with. A typical aftermarket HID kit should take only an hour or two to install depending on the model of vehicle you own and how old it is, but you should be able to complete the upgrade using only standard automotive tools and the parts contained in the kit. Once installed, you’ll end up with headlights customized to your color preference that also shine up to 3x brighter and last up to 10x as long as standard halogens. Not bad for a few hours of work.
Body Kit Installation
For a more thorough and advanced upgrade project, try installing a body kit. No, not just a few exterior parts to touch up some areas that have worn over the years. Rather, you should install an all-inclusive, full body kit that will dramatically alter the appearance of your vehicle. Sure, it will probably take you a few days of work. But once those new bumpers, fenders and other exterior parts have been installed, you’re vehicle is bound to look like expensive upgrading work has been done to it, and you can brag about how you did it all by hand.