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Set Your Tesla Apart from the Crowd
Tesla's are a sleek, modern, and sophisticated car packed with features and modern amenities that any car enthusiasts would love to get their hands on. From their sporty styling to their jaw-dropping 0-60 times, a Tesla is a one of a kind ride that garners attention and admiration. As the car grows in popularity, however, it can be challenging to set your Model S, X or 3 apart from the crowd. Like many cars on the road today, Tesla's have a bit of a generic-look to them. Because aerodynamics dictate a good portion of the shape of body panels and all cars (design, features, standards) are built to a certain percentile so that they appeal to the largest number of people. For many, that standard combination is good enough. But for a significant number of vehicle owners, customizing a car is a rite of passage for each and every car they own.
At Apex Customs, we've worked on more than our share of Teslas. Our technicians have the experience and expertise to take your Model S, Model 3, or Model X to a whole new level of sophistication and class. We offer a complete line of personalization and customization options to make your car distinctive, yet reflective of your personality. Apart from our passion for all things with wheels, our collective experience as a team understands the unique needs of every owner and vehicle. Every job is performed with an attitude for excellence and attention to detail, keeping in mind the owner’s vision for his/her car, truck, or SUV.
Our most popular Tesla customization offerings include vinyl wraps, smoked tail lights, clear bra paint protection, audio upgrades, wheel upgrades, interior and upholstery upgrades, window tinting, and vinyl graphics. Your Tesla is a candidate for any of those customizations. While Apex Customs does engine and suspension upgrade work, the upgrade trend, especially for Generation Y, seems to be more toward personalization and customization, rather than performance upgrades.
A study by Chrysler showed that up to 49% of new car buyers are keen to personalize their vehicles. Unlike our competitors, Apex Customs specializes in custom work and high end builds. We are not an auto paint shop that pumps low-quality paint jobs out for insurance work. We work on the best, the classics, exotics, street rods, show cars, and race cars. We are a one-stop automotive customization shop that does everything you need to build or restore the ride of your dreams under one roof.
Wheels & Tires
Wheels & Tires
If you're looking to take your Tesla to a whole new level of cool, restore your ride to its former glory, or just add some custom flare, we've got you covered. We can source even the hardest parts you need, rebuild, protect and customize your Tesla to your specifications and desires. We offer Tesla customization, repair, and modification services to Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Gilbert, Chandler and surrounding areas in Arizona. Contact us now for a custom quote!
Tesla Modification Services
Teslas are tastefully appointed, exude class, and have software that can upgrade over the air. But leaving your Tesla as is, without personalizing it, leaves a generic cookie cutter taste in the mouth. Here are some Tesla customization ideas to get you started.
The current Tesla lineup consists of the Model S, the Model X, and most recently launched the Model 3. With these three models, Tesla has entered the popular and more competitive segments of the automotive market. The Tesla Roadster, which launched Tesla as a serious contender in the automotive market, is currently not available, but set to return for the model year 2020. All Tesla vehicles are electric, driven by motors attached to single-speed transmissions. A high capacity rechargeable battery pack provides the power to drive the motor.
Common Tesla Customizations
Customization and Personalization
There are now enough Tesla vehicles on the road to warrant extensive aftermarket support. Not all customization options for a Tesla need a clean sheet to be produced. For example, tire sizes for the standard wheels are commonly produced, and one can choose a tire more suited to the season or environment. The same goes for audio system upgrades. Often, a harness adaptor is all that’s needed to plug in an aftermarket amp or sound processor. With Tesla owners, the more common upgrades seem to be exterior and interior lighting replacement, dashcam installations, vinyl wrapping chrome trim (de-chrome or chrome delete), matte vinyl body wraps, speaker and subwoofer upgrades, charge port modifications, carbon fiber trim packages, and center console modifications. Wireless charging is also popular, as a lot of owners have multiple electronic devices on their person.
Wheel and tire upgrades are always popular, as is powder coating the wheels and/or brake calipers for a combined visual effect. Dustless brake pads have also caught on, as there’s nothing more disconcerting than having a nice set of wheels covered in brake dust.
There are also owners who have bulletproofed their car, and owners who have upgraded their batteries to extend range and/or performance. Retrofitting updates from new models to old seems to be a thing with early generation owners.
These include battery upgrades, newer generation software updates, sensor retrofits, and charger upgrades. As Tesla owners and the general public get to know the technology that is in Tesla vehicles, more customizations for these technologically innovative vehicles will be brought to light.
Things to Consider When Customizing a Tesla
Tesla vehicles have been designed and developed by designers and engineers who have committed themselves to electric vehicles, and who have thought out of the proverbial box. For this reason, not all traditional upgrades are warranted nor desirable when customizing a Tesla.
Consider too that Teslas, while capable of beating Hellcats and Ferraris at the drag strip, are not sports cars in the traditional sense of the word. So when customizing a Tesla, aesthetic and functional improvements are the better way to go. Where air dams, wings, and spoilers do make a car distinctive and racy, consider that Teslas have very low coefficients of drag, and adding these appendages may actually make your car less efficient.