What Are Aftermarket Additions?

Aftermarket additions refer to modifications made to a vehicle after its original manufacturing. These additions are usually made to improve the vehicle’s performance, appearance, and overall driving experience. Some of the most common aftermarket additions that drivers invest in are:

  • Performance upgrades: Performance upgrades are designed to enhance a vehicle’s power and speed. This can include modifications to the engine, suspension, and exhaust system. A performance upgrade can include things like upgrading to high-performance spark plugs, air filters, and camshafts.
  • Wheels and tires: Upgrading the wheels and tires on a vehicle can not only improve its appearance, but also its performance. Larger and wider tires can provide better traction and handling, while custom wheels can give the vehicle a unique and stylish look.
  • Suspension: Upgrading the suspension system on a vehicle can improve its handling and ride quality. Some popular suspension upgrades include adding performance shocks and struts, lowering springs, and sway bars.
  • Brakes: Installing upgraded brake pads, rotors, and calipers can greatly improve a vehicle’s stopping power. This is especially important for vehicles that will be used for high-performance driving or towing.
  • Exterior modifications: Exterior modifications are a popular aftermarket addition for those who want to make their vehicle stand out. This can include adding custom body kits, spoilers, and grilles.
  • Lighting: Upgrading the lighting on a vehicle can improve visibility, both during the day and night. This can include adding fog lights, LED lights, and aftermarket headlight assemblies.
  • Electronics: Upgrading the electronics on a vehicle can add new features and improve its overall performance. This can include installing aftermarket sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras.

It’s important to keep in mind that not all aftermarket additions are compatible with every vehicle. It’s essential to consult with an experienced auto repair shop to determine the best aftermarket additions for your specific vehicle and needs. The experts at our auto repair shop can help you make informed decisions about which aftermarket additions are the best for you, and how to properly install and maintain them.

Please call or visit Westside Car Care for more information on our aftermarket addition offerings.