Modification And Tinting

People have many different reasons why they modify their cars. The main reason people seek to make changes to their car is to give it a unique style. Whether it’s making physical changes to the looks or mechanical changes, it allows people to express their creativity. When it comes to car modifications there are loads of speculations on what you can and can’t do. For the most part, the majority of modifications are legal. However, within this creative space, there are laws and regulations that must be met to avoid being pulled over by the police.

Alloy wheels are a popular choice of modification for cars, as it’s one of the easiest jobs to do. It offers an aesthetic appeal and enhancement to the vehicle. Changing your car alloys is legal to change. The regulation usually talks about things like how big the wheels are, where they sit on the car, and if they work well with the car's design. This makes sure that when people change their wheels, it's still safe and okay to drive on the road. While alloy wheel modifications can enhance the visual appeal of a vehicle and improve handling, it's essential for you to consult relevant guidelines.

When it comes to tinting your car windows there are some rules to make sure everyone stays safe. Your front windscreen must allow up to 75 per cent of light through and up to 70 per cent of light through the front side windows. The reason for this is to make sure that other drivers can clearly see you. If you decide to heavily tint your front windows you could face being pulled over by the police. You could be told that you can’t use your car on the roads until you take the extra tint off, give you a fine or send you to court. However, these regulations do not apply to the rear passenger windows.

It is legal to modify your exhaust system however there are rules that may make it a little bit tedious. It’s important when you change your exhaust you follow the regulations to avoid breaking the law and risking a penalty.  The noise of your exhaust should not exceed 74 decibels and if your car is made after 2016 the noise limit is 72 decibels. It is really important to know what is getting done to your car and how it might affect your car and the environment. Meaning, think about how loud it may be, what comes out of the exhaust, and whether it is good for your engine. Having a really loud exhaust can cause issues in your area with neighbours being disturbed by the sound.

There are no rules when it comes to wrapping your car. It is a popular way to change the appearance of your car and protect the original paint. Although there are restrictions on what you can do, it's forbidden to copy a UK police vehicle. It’s quicker to wrap your car than getting it sprayed and can be removed easily too. Even though it is legal to wrap your car, you must let your insurance and the DVLA know. As the vehicle you now own doesn’t fit the description you stated at first.

It is important to inform DVLA about any modification you have made to your vehicle. It allows your car record to be up to date and accurate. This will avoid potential problems with insurance, or legal compliance. Failure to report to DVLA could result in penalties or having issues selling your car in the future