With that merry time of year fast approaching, people are scrambling for that perfect gift for their loved ones. You could go out and buy people something that they’ll use once, and then put in the back in the cupboard, or on a shelf, where it will stay there for years until it is finally thrown out, or, you could get them something that they’ll not only love, but they’ll use everyday. Most of us actually spent a significant amount of time in our cars, and so why not give someone a gift that will make that time (and money) better spent. Here are some of the greatest gifts you could give a petrolhead!
#1 Performance chip
Performance chips, for those who are unaware, are simply software modifications that allow you to fine tune your car for your current climate and drive settings, which allows you to get the best performance out of your car. When a manufacturer releases a car, it is built to handle a wide variety of atmospheric conditions, but the downfall becomes apparent when you realise that you may live in a region which is predominantly hot, or predominantly cold, or is at a high elevation, or at sea level. In these conditions, you would find much benefit in tuning your car to suit the conditions that it would drive in…..makes sense right? It’s like buying a light sweater to wear all year round, not matter if it is hot or cold! You’d much rather have a singlet in the summer, and a nice jacket in the winter. To put that into car terms, you would much prefer the car to be tuned for winter driving, and then tuned for summer driving, which is exactly what a performance chip allows you to do. There are many performance chips out there, but the Revo Technik products are a quality product, and highly recommended.
#2 Aftermarket exhaust
Although admittedly, aftermarket exhausts are primarily for the beautiful noise, they actually also provide performance gains. In the quest to build your perfect machine, you’ll often focus on various things, such as looks, performance, and drivability, all of which are catered to when you make use of an aftermarket exhaust. You may have fitted your car with awesome rims, a nice body kit, a performance chip, and a fresh coat of paint, but if you want you’re car to truly stand out, you’ll want sound to match. Imagine meeting a 7ft gym junkie who has had their fair share of protein shakes, if you had to guess, you’d likely believe that their voice would be relatively deep and resonant, however this gym junkie, despite the built exterior, has a soft spoken and gentle voice. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily, but it isn’t matching, and the same can be said about cars. Often, in attempts to meet regulations, and to please the general consumer, many cars are built with quietened exhausts, which don’t quite suit your car when you’ve ‘bulked up’ on aftermarket accessories. Aftermarket exhausts allow you to completely change the character of your car, and can be used to incredible effect!
#3 Body kit
Body kits, like exhaust systems, completely change the character of your car, but in an aesthetic sense. The use of cosmetic additives allows you to change the style completely, whether it is slammed and sporty, or smooth and sleek, or aggressive and sharp, body kits allow you to shape your car to exactly how you like it! But the benefits aren’t just in the looks department, as aftermarket kits are often made of special composite materials, which allow for weight reduction, which further results in increased driving performance, and even better fuel economy.
If you need something to make your car a whole lot more awesome, then you’d be glad to know that here at Active Motorwerke Australia, we offer a wide variety of performance and aesthetic enhancements to give your car the performance edge! Give us a ring or send us an email for more information.
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