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Upgrades to Restore Pride in Your Ride

Your vehicle is a direct reflection of you in many ways. After all, the average American spends a lot of time in their car - nearly 11 hours a week. Maybe you just got a new vehicle and you're anxious to put your personal stamp on it, or perhaps your current ride's looking a little stale and could use a refresh. Switching things up with a lift kit or set of performance tires goes a very long way in making your vehicle feel decidedly like yours, whether you just got it or you two have been together for decades.

jeep with newly installed lift kit and performance tires

Lift Kits

Many people lift their trucks, jeeps, or SUVs strictly for looks, however, there are other reasons for installing a lift kit. In fact, lifting a vehicle's suspension is one of the best ways to enhance performance. A lift gives your vehicle higher ground clearance, meaning that the body and frame are physically higher up off the ground. That allows you to safely tackle a much wider variety of terrain, on and off the road. Lifted vehicles also generally have better towing and hauling capabilities, as well as visibility.

Performance Tires

Similar to lift kits, some people choose to put performance tires on their vehicles just for the look it brings. However, as their name implies, performance tires can also enhance your vehicle's overall performance. High-performance tires allow a car or truck to better hug the road, which improves traction and stopping, particularly at high speeds and in inclement weather. Depending on the tire you choose, you may also see increased vehicle stability and fuel economy. Whether you choose to lift your vehicle, install performance tires, or both, it's important to understand that these modifications can place additional stress on suspension and steering parts. Because of this, you should exercise even more caution than usual and have your vehicle inspected and serviced religiously. At Custom Complete Automotive, we have proudly served our customers in Columbia, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, Missouri for over 40 years. We specialize in lift kits, performance tire upgrades, steering and suspension modifications, and much more, including routine tune-ups and inspections. To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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