Jul 20, 2021
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According to The Supreme Court of India, no such cars in the country could get modified in such a way that makes the actual data about the car differ from the modified version of the car. In layman's language, the owner cannot play with the 'structural features' of the car at any cost. So, if you want to modify your car but are wondering what all legal modifications you can go for, then here is a nifty list. 1. Body wraps or vinyl wraps Body wraps have become a trend in the Indian market. You can have these pasted on your car without changing its identity. Alternatively, some people get vinyl wraps for on specific parts like bonnet, roof, etc. Now, slapping on vinyl wrap doesn’t alter your car’s original paint, which is why one doesn’t have to take permission from RTO (regional transport office). In case you want to repaint your vehicle in a different color then this information needs to be edited on the vehicle’s registration certificate. 2. Upsizing tyres and alloy wheels This is probably one of the most common modifications in India. People seem to have a liking towards wider tyres and replacing steel rims with alloys. Now, upsizing tyres is a legal modification but one must do so carefully. It is always important to opt for correct upsize or else it can hamper your vehicle’s handling and performance. It is worth noting that downsizing (opting for a smaller tyres size than the stock size) is illegal and extremely dangerous. 3. Body kits Body kits are fast becoming a trend among enthusiasts, which is why now even carmakers have started offering them as part of accessories or as special, sportier editions. Body kits add some cosmetic elements like side panels, front splitter, diffuser, body cladding, etc. that are used to improve the aesthetics. However, such kits do not make any structural changes to the vehicle. 5. LED DRLs If you replace your vehicle’s halogen lamp with the more powerful LED headlights, then this is an illegal modification. This is because LED lights often tend to obstruct the vision of the oncoming vehicles’ drivers. However, you can get LED DRLs installed in your vehicle. These DRLs come in handy during extreme weather like dense fog or rain and makes your car visible to other commuters.