A car with a poorly done tint job with air bubbles

These Are the Car Modifications You Should Avoid

Milad Hassibi May 5, 2018

If your a car enthusiast, modifying your vehicle with some personal touches can help you set yourself apart. Although some modifications can be tasteful and have a positive effect, many can potentially lower the current value of your vehicle.

If you are thinking about making modifications to your car, be sure to read on to see what you should avoid in order to get maximum resale value for your car.

Custom Paint

One of the biggest changes you can make to your car is changing the cars paint color. However, A modified car with a cool paint job sitting on a road in the desert painting a car green, yellow, or any other eye-catching color is a surefire way to scare off potential buyers from your car.

Decals such as flames and other graphics will also lower the resale value of the car and make it harder to find a buyer with similar taste.


Having a set of aftermarket wheels can possible make your car look better, but in other cases, they can make your car look ridiculous and unattractive to other buyers. Also, thieves can potentially steal just the wheels instead of the entire car.

Keeping your wheels OEM is the best way to get top value while preventing thieves from stealing your cars new shoes.

Bad Tint

There is good tint jobs and bad tint jobs. A bad tint job is when the tint turns into a purple color due to sun bleaching and also leaves air pockets or gaps between the windows and the tint. Low-quality tint jobs tend to look weird and cheap.

If you are planning on tinting your car, be sure that you go to an experienced tint professional.

Body Modifications

Another way to set your car apart from the crowd is by adding body modifications that can include: spoilers, body kits, side skirts, tail lights, etc. Unless you are driving a high-performance sports car, most drivers will stare and laugh at your body modifications.

Body modifications can also be expensive, as many parts will require you to repaint the car, such as adding an aftermarket front bumper. Your best bet is to steer away from anybody modifications, especially if they are homemade.

Final Note

If you are looking to change up your car’s style to make you happy, why not consider purchasing a new car? At CrediReady, we’ve helped thousands of people find the financing they need to drive off in their dream car. Simply take a minute to fill out our free no-obligation form to be paired with our nationwide network of trusted dealers and lenders who work with buyers in all credit situations.

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