Some of the world’s most expensive and powerful cars have specific colors attached to them. Anyone can instantly tell you that Ferraris should be bought in red, and should be driven with the sunroof down, for example. If you Google the word “Ferrari”, practically all the images that will come up will be red. They just about own that color. Lamborghini has sort of taken the color yellow, but they tend to change colors every once in a while. Other than that, no car has any dominion over a specific color, so next time you’re getting a car and it’s not a Ferrari, consider avoiding the color red.
This is a color reserved only for the fastest and meanest cars out there, as red signifies intensity, desire, and a challenge in nature. It’s literally meant to grab attention and act as an arousal symbol, which is part of the reason why women wear red lipstick and “stop” signs are always red. Red means danger, so if your car isn’t dangerous, perhaps it would be best to just skip the color. A lesson in subtlety could go a long way, and there’s nothing better than being positively surprised by a fast car that doesn’t scream to the world “Look at me! I’m a supercar!”
Truck Fender Flares And Non-Off-road Wheels
When you're an avid off-road driver, one important piece of equipment for your car or truck is fender flares. This equipment helps protect your SUV or truck from all the dangers that threaten your car such as flying rocks, mud, and debris. These are very important for many reasons, primarily safety, but as a bonus to you off-road drivers, they also end up looking pretty cool.
One thing that fender flares require, however, is for you to actually be driving off-road in order to need them. If you get fender flares for your truck or SUV but the wheels are clearly made for regular roads, it just comes off as weird and completely out of place. If you can't afford to get proper 4x4 tires, there's no reason to buy fender flares. That would be like going to your high school dance in your football helmet, you'd look out of place and everyone will think that something is wrong with your head.
If someone wanted an attention-seeking car, this is it. Sure it will grab everyone's attention, but the razzle-dazzle paint job will also blind anyone who sees it while they're walking on the street.
If you're thinking of painting your car a new, eye-catching color, we'd suggest you think twice!
Extreme Camber Angles
Camber angles are vertical angles in which the wheels of a vehicle are held. For some strange reason, some people have discovered that you can use extreme camber on regular vehicles and sports cars to make them appear like alien vehicles. See the way the wheels in this picture turn upwards? This is not only one of the worst looks your car can have, but it also leads to horrible steering, extreme tire wear, higher fuel costs, and a dramatically higher chance of getting yourself into a dangerous accident. That's not to mention the fact that your car now takes a lot more space - and might not even fit in some narrow streets.
Why someone would ruin their car's look and handling is beyond us. We're not saying that it's bad to use a slight amount of camber, which might even improve the look and feel of the car. But when you go so extreme that people have to stop and stare, you know you're probably doing something wrong. Our next trend involves people making their cars completely black. Why would anyone even do this? Up next.
You Just Went Full Black, Everybody Knows You Never Go Full Black
A relatively new fad that began in recent years is the decision to paint your car entirely in black. We don't just mean making the car mostly appear black, rather completely darkening any part of the car (except the headlights) to make it literally as dark as possible. Beyond being slightly less safe at night, this trend serves nobody as it doesn't contribute in any way to you looking "cool" or "edgy".
Your car is just a car, and unless you own a luxury sports car or a vehicle that would demand attention just by its quality and build, there's no reason to try and bolster its look using darker colors. This trend appears at its worst when van owners decide to paint their large and boxy cars black, as this mostly serves to frighten people and usually doesn't bring any wanted visions to mind. We’re not saying that cars need to be light and colorful, but we are asking for some consideration and restraint when it comes to your choice of external design.