Car Mods, Kits, and Customization
The idea of fixing up an old car, adding a new layer of paint, and getting it roadworthy is not enough for some car enthusiasts. With amateur racers, hot-rod builders and general enthusiasts working on their cars at a furious rate, the after-market parts industry has been booming over the past decade. To address the desires of car owners, some manufacturers have been diligent enough to provide factory-specified customization packages or produce cars that can more easily be modified. However, not all states and cities are glad to see some of the changes made to vehicles – especially those that make a regular street car significantly faster than the norm.
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Faster, Sleeker, More Agile
In general, there are several main reasons for customizing a car. For many, it is a matter of appearance, while others want additional engine power or better grip on their tires. The following are commonly found mods or kits:
- Tires, wheel size, rims, and spinners
- Nitrous oxide tanks
- Full body modifications
- Tinted windows
- Reworked engines
- Stereo systems
- Exhaust pipes
Considering that the law changes from state to state, and even from city to city, car modifications can be clearly illegal or violating emissions standards in one area, but be well within the legal specifications in another location.
Most modifications and customized kits are not, in their own right, dangerous to other drivers. However, some drivers may want to test out their new engines or show off to their friends. This kind of behavior can have tragic consequences for innocent victims. If you have been injured in an accident, contact the Waukesha car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation.