Don’t have the funds to buy yourself a brand new car? There’s still hope for your vehicle! There are plenty of ways you can improve the performance of your car or just make it look better. Whether you’re interested in adding a custom T-Rex grille or want to change your exhaust system, here are five easy ways to upgrade your ride.

  1. Get a T-Rex grille.

A great way to customize your car is to purchase custom T-Rex grilles from a site like You can search by type, material, style, and install to find the perfect grille for your vehicle. There are also lots of pics of these custom T-Rex grilles on actual vehicles, so you’ll be able to tell ahead of time what the grille will really look like. Plus, once you order your grille, it’ll arrive with a manual, which takes all of the guesswork out of attaching the new grille to your car. Then, you’ll have an instant, refreshing update to your car’s appearance.

  1. Get a custom paint job.

One of the easiest ways to give your vehicle a new look is to get a new paint job. It can be a little costly (usually between $3,000 and $5,000 for a custom job), but it’s a step you can take to make your vehicle feel brand-new. If you can’t afford to spend that much, you also have the option of doing a vinyl wrap, which can still update your look without draining your wallet.

  1. Reupholster your interior.

If you want to make sure the inside of your vehicle looks just as impressive as the outside, consider reupholstering the interior. You can most likely spend less than a couple grand for new upholstery. If you don’t mind paying a little more, you can go custom (with unique colors or quilting patterns). 

  1. Change your exhaust system.

There are tons of reasons to change your exhaust system – but most importantly, an aftermarket exhaust system can give you extra horsepower and a richer sound. If you’re not interested in spending a ton of money, check out axle-back exhausts (they only replace the part that’s behind the rear axle), which can be much cheaper than cat-back exhausts. Just do your research before you purchase, so you can make sure you’re getting the system that feels and sounds the best to you.


  1. Buy new tires.

With new tires, your car will both look and drive better. There are plenty of options (all-weather, track, winter) if you don’t mind spending a little more. But, even if you go for a lower-cost brand or type, new tires can help you drive faster and stay safer than old ones. 

Once you’ve nabbed those custom T-Rex grilles or a brand new paint job, your car will be making other drivers jealous in no time!