What is vehicle modification?

A few of my friends work in a garage, and they were talking about some modifications they were working on this week. I’m not sure what is considered to be a modification on a car. What is vehicle modification?

Payton Ternus · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Your question has a broad answer: vehicle modification refers to any changes made to a car.
Vehicle modification is an umbrella term covering all changes or updates made to a
. If there are changes made to a car’s performance, appearance, or both, that counts as a vehicle modification.
Common vehicle modifications include installing a navigation system, turbochargers, back up cameras, decals, and equipment for people with disabilities. Before you make any modifications to your car, be sure to research the laws in your state because there are many changes that are against the law and can result in citations.
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