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9 Ways to Elevate Your Car's Interior

Updated: Apr 4

Customizations That Are Sure to Turn Heads in San Diego

When it comes to car audio in San Diego, Stereo Depot is usually one of the first places people think of. After all, we’ve been providing drivers with the very best in aftermarket stereos, speakers, and subs from the nation’s top brands for several years now. However, what we can do for our customers goes far beyond just the sound aspect of owning a vehicle. They’re constantly asking, “What’s the best way to make my car unlike any other car out there?”

If you truly want to make your ride distinct, then look no further than customizations. For this installment of our blog, we’re going to focus on the interior and the top nine mods that will make your ride stand out.

1 – Interior Lighting Solutions

A quick and inexpensive way to make your interior pop with color is with interior lighting solutions. With this simple upgrade, you can make your interior glow in practically any color on the color wheel. You can get LED strip lights installed around the interior trim of the vehicle’s instrument panels or out of view for a cool, glowing effect.

2 – Custom Seat Covers

A surefire way to elevate the interior of your car is with custom seat covers. The beauty of custom seat covers is they are made in a wide variety of designs, materials, and color combinations, so you’re bound to find something that suits your particular aesthetic.

3 – Custom Seats

Custom seats are definitely going to run you a pretty penny. That’s because you’re not just covering the manufacturer’s original seating; you’re replacing the entire thing. This is a great solution for those that want bucket or racing seats and are willing to pony up the dough to get them installed.

4 – Custom Steering Wheel Covers

Much like custom seat covers, custom steering wheel covers are an inexpensive and quick way to bring some much-needed personality to your wheel. Expect to find plenty of different textures and color combinations out there on the market.

5 – Custom Steering Wheel

A custom steering wheel is going to replace your original manufacturer’s wheel, and can be purchased in numerous styles, materials, and finishes. You can go with a totally chromed-out wheel or a smooth wood finish. The possibilities are virtually limitless. However, buyer beware, a custom wheel usually means you lose everything that’s part of your original wheel’s instrument cluster. Make sure you’re willing to give that up before you make the switch.

6 – Custom Dashboard

Custom dashboards are great because they’re relatively inexpensive, don’t mess with anything in your instrument cluster, and bring a totally one-of-kind look to your vehicle. The only thing that you need to be mindful of is matching up the custom dash you plan to get with the exact year, make, and model of your vehicle to ensure it’s the right fit.

7 – Custom Pedals

If you’re looking to upgrade from the classic black pedals that are the norm in most vehicles, custom pedals are a great way to elevate your game. Keep in mind, this isn’t just an upgrade in look, you can also change the feel of your pedal with a different texture and customized sizing. Perhaps you have a wide foot and want a little more width in your pedal. You can do exactly that with custom pedals.

8 – Custom Gearstick

There are so many cool things you can do with a custom gearstick, and it’s one of the least expensive customizations mentioned on the list. Custom gearsticks are available in all shapes and styles such as classic racing type, billiard ball, and even a samurai sword handle. Most of them run $50 or less and can be easily changed out.

9 – Custom Audio and Sound

We’ve saved the best for last on our list of the top ways to elevate your vehicle’s interior. Custom car audio is by far and away one of the most popular solutions to take things up a few notches inside your car, truck, or SUV. When it comes to getting stereo equipment in San Diego, a new car stereo installation should be your first order of business. This will replace your current car radio with a new in-dash unit that’s packed full of features and aesthetic upgrades. Most modern units come with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto so that you can seamlessly pair your phone with your system. Additionally, new custom speakers, subs, and woofers can also elevate the interior’s look since many of them use eclectic designs and grill types.

Elevate Your Interior’s Look Today at Stereo Depot

As we’ve laid out here, there are plenty of ways to update your car’s look that can truly elevate the overall feel of the car. In all likelihood, there are probably a few items on here that caught your eye. What we recommend is start with the upgrades that you believe you’ll get the most use out of right away. Most people go with a new stereo installation because it brings entertainment value in addition to being an aesthetic upgrade. Stereo Depot can also do exterior upgrades such as window tint and custom lighting. We also offer the best car alarm installation in San Diego along with any variety of security or camera systems you may need.

The best way to get started is by visiting our shop in person. Our locations are conveniently located in San Diego and El Cajon. Feel free to contact us via our website with any questions you may have.

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