Some ways to customize your own vehicle include adding tint to the windows, applying exterior graphics and decals, installing exterior neon and LED lighting and installing a body kit to give the vehicle a more aggressive appearance. Other ways to customize your own vehicle include installing custom dashboard gauges, interior lighting, aftermarket speakers and sound equipment, and custom pedals and shifter knobs.
Window tinting can be achieved by using stick-on window tinting film available from auto parts stores and in the automotive section of department stores. Decals are a popular custom addition to vehicles and come in a variety of styles and sizes ranging from bumper and window stickers to vinyl die-cut designs that cover the entire side, hood or rear of the vehicle. Exterior lighting comes in the form of light strips, tubes and pods with varying power requirements. Consult with a professional automotive electrician when installing custom lighting to avoid the risk of blown fuses or fire from improper wiring connections.
The interior of a vehicle can be customized with new seating, or the existing seating can be given a custom look with the use of inexpensive seat covers. Replace the stock interior light bulb with a colored bulb or bulb cover to add a splash of color when the door is opened. Inexpensive LED light strips can be installed that make use of the 12-volt power adapter or cigarette lighter port and don't require tapping into the car's existing wiring.