Celebrate Your Wheels

When it comes to our cars, it’s like having a gigantic, two ton, metal baby. We love our rides; we take care of them, we feed them, etc. We love our cars, and we try to show it with regular tune ups, check ups, and more. However, sometimes it feels like we’re taking our cars for granted. When that happens, you may feel the need to pay tribute to your wheels, and let me tell you, there are no human sacrifices require to please your ride. It’s much simpler than you think. Here are just a few small ways to celebrate your wheels.

First and foremost, consider the power of effigy. When we hear the wrod “effigy,” we often pair it with “burning in” meaning to burn a representation of someone as a protest of them or for black magic purposes. However, effigies had to exist before this tradition, and statues are an ancient example. One way you can celebrate your wheels is to make a replica. You could take my dad’s route and just build a model of the same make and, well, model, and paint it to your match your IRL wheels. Or, you could reconstruct your car out of papier mache. My personal favorite idea in this camp is to make a replica or your car out of Lego. (Yes, the plural form of Lego is Lego. Fun fact!) Or, if you’re more artisitcally inclined, you could paint or draw your car, and maybe even from a reference photo of the two of you together.

Another way to celebrate your car is to finally go in for that makeover you’ve always wanted. This approach is a bit more costly, but it’s hard to argue with the results. When it comes to car customization, there are a surprising amount of options available, so it can be hard to choose.

For example, when it comes to paintjobs, the standard, glossy finish is not your only choice. Matte finishes are a popular alternative, and I must say I’m a fan of this look, but I like it either way. Decals are another option to consider. Whether you want racing stripes, hot rod flames, or Mystery Machine floral designs, decals offer you a lot of interesting designs to spice up your car’s appearance. There a number of accessories to consider, as well. For starters, you can reupholster the interior, or simply use seat covers, to create an interior that matches or complements the exterior.

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