By Cassidy Somers
When you modify your car, what is important to you? Ride quality? Instagram followers? Horsepower? Why do you do what you do? For some people, its a hobby, their friends have cool cars and want to have a cool car too. For others, its a lifestyle. Its something that is lived and breathed by these individuals. No matter why you modify your car, bike, or truck, we all do it because we love it. We love the comradery, the infinite knowledge and possibilities, and the excitement of changing your ride to be exactly how you want it to be.
Which brings me to a point I’d like to talk about in this post: authenticity. When you purchase parts for your ride, do you think about the company or person you are supporting? Does it matter if they’re a small local shop with little repertoire but that have quality parts, or would you rather just go for the company that all your friends say is cheap, quick, and easy? I find that nowadays, authenticity is less common than it used to be. People are buying from companies that don’t deliver quality products, just to spare the expense of their wallet.
Now I’m not saying that all big names in the car industry are delivering less than quality parts, but I am suggesting to take a look into where they get their parts from, their company history, what the company stands for, and the reviews they have received. When considering to buy parts for your ride, I hope you think about where your money is going and what you are supporting.