A List of Car Modifications NOT Allowed in the U.S. (Part 1)

Car owners modify their cars depending on their needs. For some, they just want to change the look of their favorite car. Meanwhile, for others they install mods to improve the function and performance. In general, car modifications are divided into 3 distinct categories:

  • Aesthetic
  • Function
  • Performance

Before you add any modification, it is necessary to understand the modifications first. You have to have a clear picture on what a specific modification does. Moreover, you should fully know the effects of a modification before installing it. Because you can’t easily “undo” a modification, you should think about it carefully.

In this blog, I will discuss the car modifications that are prohibited in the country. You could get in serious trouble if you insist on having the following modifications:grayscale photo of jeep wrangler

High Lifts

In the U.S., there are different laws regarding lifts, depending on which state you are in. You should know that there are laws that dictate the recommended height (inches) of these high lifts.  For instance, in Indiana, there is a law stating that bumpers should not be elevated to more than 3. Meanwhile, the states of Ohio and Florida have set a maximum height. Cars are only allowed of 22 inches, and trucks are given 26 inches maximum. More on: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Lift Kits

Automatic License Plate Covers

In Illinois, there is a law that prohibits any frames that will cover the visibility license plate. There should be a clear visibility of your license plate on image recording devices within the state. Therefore, any effort to restrict the clarity of the license plate is definitely illegal.

As a driver of a car with automatic license plate covers, you will receive a ticket for your violation, and the fine will range from  $750 to $1,000. You will also need to remove the frame or covering.

Dark Window Tints

The purpose of window tints is to block specific levels of light to enter the vehicle.  Like the license plate covers, tints affect the visibility of a vehicle.

The lower the VLT percentage is, the darker the window tint will become. For many car owners, the add window tints to add an extra “bling” in order to make their car stand out visually. However, dark window tints are not allowed in the U.S. I will discuss more mods on A List of Car Modifications NOT Allowed in the U.S. (Part 2)

Window tint and auto glass repair

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You are sure that A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS will only use O.E.M. glass and adhesives when repairing your vehicle. A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS takes the integrity of your windshield seriously, and we treat every vehicle with utmost care. Above all else, A+ PLUS AUTO GLASS values your safety so we will check if your windshield is functioning as it should. To inquire about auto glass repairs and window tinting, please call 623-218-6844.