CAR TUNING & MODIFICATIONS FAQ'S

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CAR MODIFICATION FAQ'S

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Performance28 have always been about taking a different path. Long time advocates of making performance, visual and aesthetic improvements to vehicles, we offer alloy wheels, suspension and handling upgrades, spoilers, exhausts, interior mods, and bodykits.

CAR MODIFICATIONS FAQ'S

  • What are Car Modifications?

    Car modification, also known as car tuning or car styling, involves changing the car so that it no longer matches the manufacturer’s original specifications.

     

    Car modification could involve adding car parts, such as performance-enhancing brakes, steering and suspension to tune the car’s performance. Car modification could also focus on aesthetics, for example changing the car’s colour, headlights or grille.

  • Which car modifications are illegal?
    • Neon Lights

    Neon light modifications are illegal in most scenarios. One of the few ways you can legally spruce up your car with neon lights is if you add them to the bottom of your car – but only if the neon tubing isn’t visible, and the light isn’t too bright or flashy that it distracts other drivers around you.
    • Rear and headlight tints

    In the UK, white and yellow lights are allowed at the front, while red lights are allowed for the back of the car. Using red, green or purple tints for your headlights, or any bright neon or flashy lights on the exterior or interior of the car, are sure to get you pulled over. Any halogen bulbs with a colour temperature over 4,200 K are not road legal as they produce a slight blue tint light. Blue flashing lights are used by emergency services such as police vehicles, ambulances, firefighters, and the coastguard. To make these services stand-out, these lights are legal only for emergency service vehicles. Also, the lights shouldn’t be dimmed by more than 50% to maintain visibility. If the light bulbs bear an ECE R37 regulation, it’s a sign that the lights are road legal.
    • Window tints

    You can tint your windows, but only to a certain degree. The front windscreen needs to be at least 75% tint-free and the side windows need to be minimum 70% tint-free to ensure a clear view of the surroundings. The only exception is if your vehicle was first put on the road before 1 April 1985. In this case, both the front and side windows need to be 75% tint-free. It’s illegal to sell a car that doesn’t follow these rules.
    • Loud exhausts

    A loud, roaring car sure sounds thrilling, but the noise might irritate others. An exhaust cannot cross the noise limit of 74 decibels, so any modifications that breach this limit are illegal. All cars are ‘type approved’ under the Individual Vehicle Approval (IVA) scheme before they’re sold to you, which means that they comply with the emissions and safety regulations. Other exhaust modifications, like changes to the exhaust management system, tampering with the emissions control system, or removing some parts could make the vehicles more damaging to the environment.
    • Spoiler upgrades

    Spoilers help with aerodynamic efficiency, and a slight tweak to their look can help improve handling and make the car look sportier. While modifying a spoiler isn’t illegal, the method of modification can be. If the new spoiler isn’t fastened safely to the car or has exposed sharp edges, you can get into trouble with the police and may even be forced to remove the modified spoiler. Spoiler modifications should help reduce your car’s drag and weight. A rear spoiler can improve the downforce, while front spoilers can reduce drag. The modification should also be a practical size so it doesn’t obstruct your view – three inches wide and six inches above the roofline spoilers are usually considered an efficient size.
    • Nitrous Oxide engine modification

    The use of Nitrous Oxide is illegal and extremely dangerous. Adding Nitrous Oxide gas to your engine can increase cylinder pressure. If the engine’s components are unable to handle the increased stress, the engine can suffer damage. The engine can also be damaged when there’s too much oxygen and not enough fuel in the engine (an incorrect ratio of air and fuel). In the worst-case scenario, the incorrect ratio and added cylinder pressure could cause the engine to explode.
  • Why should I modify my car?

    Adding modifications to your car is a great way to add your personality to it and really make it yours!

     

    People mostly make modifications to cars to improve their aesthetics or performance. The most common modifications made to cars include louder exhausts, tinted windows, neon lights, and enhanced sound systems.

  • How do car modifications affect insurance?
    While your car insurance premiums may remain unchanged with one insurer after modifications, another insurer may be unable to cover you if you go ahead with the planned modifications. Typically, any modification that improves the look, speed or performance of a car is likely to result in higher car insurance premiums.
  • Are performance exhausts illegal?
    Most big-bore and sports exhausts are not legal on public roads in the UK due to their excessive noise levels and extra emissions. Drivers caught with an excessively noisy exhaust may receive an on-the-spot fine of £50, and could have their car taken off the road until the offending exhaust is removed.
  • Do you offer car modifications on brands other than Tesla?
    We offer car modifications on almost all Prestige and Sports Cars. Contact Us and we will assist you with your inquiry.
  • What are body kits and do they differ per car?

    A body kit or bodykit is a set of modified body parts or additional components that install on a stock car. Typically composed of front and rear bumpers, side skirts, spoilers, bonnets (bonnet scoop), and sometimes front and rear side guards and roof scoops.

     

    All cars have a different body shape and style, therefore they will have different body kits. Although, 2 different car body kits might closely resemble one another.

  • Do you do body Kits for Tesla?
    We offer a wide variety of Body Kits for Tesla cars. Check out our Tesla Page to find out more.
  • Do you do body kits on any other prestige cars?
    We offer Body Kits on almost all Vehicles, the best way to find out your options is to Contact Us and we can source kits from the UK, Europe, and the USA.
  • Do you offer any different wheels for my car?
    You can get Custom wheels on your Prestige Car, we find that a set of Vossen Wheels go the best but you can also opt for Brixton Forged wheels. Both pair great with a Top of the Range Prestige Car!
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