Inexpensive Car Modifications for Tailgate Season
Expert Advice

Car owners like to stand out in the street and get noticed—especially during football season. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to buy a Ferrari or a McLaren. So, we are left with buying what we can afford and modifying it to make it unique and stand out while tailgating. There is an entire universe of aftermarket parts available to do just that—in fact, you can transform your Mustang with just a few simple mods just in time for the season.

Every make and model of car can be modified a little or a lot and made to fit your every tailgating need. Whether you want a car wrap designed for the team or you just want to clean it up and pimp it out so that it’s ready to show off in the parking lot, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at these inexpensive car modifications that can transform your ride.

Small, Inexpensive Car Modifications

Steering Wheel Covers

Steering wheel covers have style and substance. For example, if you live in a warm, sunny climate, you know how hot a steering wheel can get in the summer; a cover will protect your hands. Additionally, a dirty or grimy steering wheel is easily hidden by a cover. Grab one in your team’s colors for some extra spirit.

Stem Valve Caps

The devil is in the details. Take off the stock black caps that cover the valve stem on the tires and put on some custom ones. They come in all kinds of styles, such as dice and skulls and maybe even ones with your team’s mascot. It may be small, but people are sure to notice the addition.

Vinyl Stickers

Nope, not bumper stickers. These are high-quality graphics of any image you could imagine. Turn your car into a hangout spot supporting your favorite player or add an image of your team’s mascot ripping into the rival’s. These can be whatever you want, so go crazy and have fun with it!

Bigger Projects

Vehicle Wraps

Want a whole new car but can’t afford a paint job? Wrap it up. Vehicle wrapping is wildly popular, and you can transform your car into the perfect representation of your team—perhaps you use a jaguar print to support the Jacksonville Jaguars or an American Flag to show your love for the New England Patriots. The only limit on wrapping is your imagination. Ask the others in your tailgate area for ideas and then cast out a vote. Your vehicle is sure to stand out in the crowd.

Tricked Out Tire Cover

If you have a Jeep or something with a spare tire on the back, cover it up. There are custom wheel covers that have team logos or funny messages on them. Slip one on that tells the world what kind of person they are driving behind.

Fully-Stocked Bar

When your football friends inevitably turn to you for the booze, let them into the back of the trunk. This isn’t for our small car friends, but the people with vans and trucks. There are plenty of DIY projects that can help you turn your car into the perfect bar, and then all you’ll need to do is supply the booze. Once all is said and done, the cost isn’t high, and the fun is more than worth it.