When it comes to buying a new car, you’ve got tons of options. Between all the different makes, models, and trim-levels, you can definitely find the perfect drive time solution for you – even if you’re ONLY shopping N Charlotte Toyotas. However, for some drivers, that’s just not enough. They prefer for their rides to truly be customized to their individual needs, and that’s where the option of creating a custom Toyota car comes into play.
The steps to take when creating a custom Toyota car
You can’t just jump feet first into building a custom Toyota car, though – not if you want to do it the right way with stay within the lines of a budget. Toyota of N Charlotte is here with tips to help you travel the custom path – check it out.
#1) Decide which N Charlotte Toyota you’re going to customize.
Before you decide anything else, decide which N Charlotte Toyota you’re going to turn into a custom Toyota car. It’s best to start with the foundation – the car itself – so you can envision what the final product will look like and then start collecting parts and accessories. And remember, some cars are better suited to becoming custom than others. It works in your favor if you choose a vehicle that’s easily customized and already has parts and accessories available for it (like the Toyota 86). Choosing a less popular model or an older model may prove more difficult and expensive when it comes to finding parts.
#2) Get an idea of the general look or theme of the finished product.
What do you want the final product to look like? It’s important to choose a theme or completed look for your custom Toyota car so you buy the right things. It’s easy to get distracted by cool car parts and accessories, but if they don’t fit your vision, they’re a waste of money. Define your new ride first and THEN shop for the things you need to will it into existence.
#3) Price out parts and don’t forget to include labor.
Price out the parts for your custom Toyota car before you actually start installing them. If you’re working on a budget, it’s important to have an idea of what customizing your N Charlotte Toyota will cost before you start the process. Otherwise you could run out of money and have a half-finished car! And don’t forget, labor is the most expensive part of customizing a vehicle.
#4) Decide what you’re capable of doing yourself.
What can you DIY in terms of installing parts and accessories? Decide what you’re comfortable with and can do on your own. Any labor you don’t have to pay for is saved money!
Shop for parts and accessories at Toyota of N Charlotte
Have questions? Call us! Toyota of N Charlotte is open seven days a week at (704) 875-9199 and we’re located just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville.