In this perpetually evolving world, more and more people are opting to upgrade their cars over buying a new or used vehicle, and it’s easy to understand why.
Car upgrades are affordable, accessible, and often interchangeable, so you can continue making upgrades for as long as you like. Here are some of the fastest, cheapest, and most popular ways to upgrade your car in 2022.
Fresh Seat and Wheel Covers
Car seat and wheel covers are one of the fastest-growing auto upgrade trends of the 2020s. Upgrading the interior of your car can improve the quality of your driving experience, and make long distance journeys more comfortable.
There are a huge variety of different car seat covers available, ranging from simple and neutral to bold and unique. There are also loads of different styles and designs to go for, including covers made of carbon fiber, leather, or sustainably sourced fabrics such as bamboo fiber or industrial cotton.
You can find car seat covers in a variety of colors, allowing you to personalize your car interior in whatever way suits you. From tie dye to pinstripes to beige, there’s a myriad of car seat covers available out there to shake up your car interior.
A wheel cover might not seem like a big change, but there are a few great reasons to invest in one. They can come with better grip, breathability, and cooling mechanisms to prevent clammy hands and facilitate a smoother driving experience.
Get a Vinyl Car Wrap
The annual market growth rate of vinyl car wraps between 2022 and 2030 is estimated at a whopping 22%. Car wraps are a simple yet wildly effective way to alter (and improve) the exterior of any car, using flexible vinyl sheeting to coat external car surfaces in an attractive way.
Vinyl car wraps are popular for a number of reasons, including their affordability, ease of application and removal, protective layering, and their ability to last a lifetime if maintained well. They also make a very effective and low-cost form of advertising.
If you’re proud of your business and want to share it with the world, slapping on your brand name via car wrap is a smart route to go. Otherwise, you can opt for something funky and unique that reflects your personality. In the US, the average cost of a full vinyl car wrap is $2,500 – $5,000.
Add a Hands-Free Bluetooth Device
The car Bluetooth device market is gaining serious traction. Upgrading the technological side of your car can give you the sense of newness you seek without needing to invest in a completely different system and provide a more immersive infotainment experience while you drive.
Most car Bluetooth devices can connect to your smartphone, allowing you to freely play podcasts, songs, and news reports as you drive. Amazon has also recently released the Echo Auto, which is essentially an Alexa for your car, giving you even more control and entertainment without using your hands. These days, the options for both internal and external car upgrades are abundant.