Customization 101

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Getting the opportunity to customize your salvage car is one of the perks of rebuilding. Since you have to make some fixes anyway, it’s the perfect time to look at things like interiors, paint, wheels and more. We thought about the different ways you can customize your salvage vehicles and put together a collection of blogs that highlight the biggest customization opportunities.  

How Upholstery Can Transform Your Classic Car 

Though you may think a lot of customization occurs on the outside, the interiors of automotive vehicles contain many different fabrics and materials. If you’re planning on repairing or replacing some of it, we’d advise that you do the following: 

  • Learn about fabrics 
  • Familiarize yourself with reupholstery  
  • Consider seat covers as alternatives 

Since you spend most of your time inside your vehicle, it deserves some extra attention. Find out how your car upholstery can transform a classic vehicle from a “work in progress” to something amazing. 

Redefining the Wheel 

Customizing your wheels can turn your vehicle into a statement piece, but getting into wheel customization means that you’ll have to learn more about the wheel than you ever thought you’d want to know, things like:  

  • What is a rim? 
  • What is a wheel disc? 
  • Do custom wheels impact performance?  
  • How do I choose the right wheels?  

Educating yourself about wheels, rims and discs might not be fun, but it’ll make you sound like a professional when you’re shopping for your custom wheels. Find out more about your wheels and if customization can impact your car’s performance

What Your Car Color Says About You 

Some of us customize our vehicles by painting them our favorite color. But do you know what your car color really means? We explore the most common car colors, and how they might relate to your personality. Take a look at our initial findings and read the article for more information.  

  • Black, White and Gray: Sensible, Practical, Pragmatic 
  • Red: High-Energy, Dynamic, Assertive 
  • Blue: Confident, Calm, Self-Assured 
  • Brown and Beige: Easygoing, Down-to-earth, Unique 
  • Purple, Green, Yellow and Orange: Creative, Artistic, Lively 

Your car color means more than you think. Learn what your car’s color says about your personality. 

Terrible Tires: 4 Things to Avoid When Buying Tires

We already talked about wheels, but now we’re getting down to details—tire details. Finding the right tires for your vehicle can make them look nice as well as provide you with a better driving experience. Here are four tips to avoid when looking for tires: 

  • Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute 
  • Avoid Upsizing or Downsizing Your Tires 
  • Don’t Miss Your Tire Maintenance
  • Don’t Skip the Research 

See our reasoning in our full blog. Want to make your car last longer? Start with the tires. Here are four things to avoid when buying tires for your vehicle. 

Customizing Your Engine 

Custom engines can make what’s under the hood look amazing, but they can also provide performance boosts for your vehicle. Essentially, there are two different types of customization that can add a personal touch to your vehicle: 

  • Visual 
  • Performance 

Learn about the differences between the two and how you can use a balance of both of them to turn your ride into a custom beauty. Find out how custom engines impact the performance of your vehicle. 

Want to start your customization journey? Check out what Copart has to offer.  

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