Modified cars are definitely still a thing – with drivers in the Staffordshire town of Cannock most likely to modify their motor, according to research out today.
Parts specialist Euro Car Parts has revealed the branches it sells the blingiest parts, with Slough coming a close second to Cannock.
- More car news on Motoring Research
- In pictures: the cars of the 2016 Fast Car Festival
- Gold metal: the cars of the Olympic Games
It also revealed that wheel trims are the most popular modification – followed by parking sensors, LED lights, brake caliper paint and lowering kits.
You might expect these parts to be popular with young drivers, but 18-24 years olds account for just 4% of the firm’s sales. Motorists aged between 25 and 34 are its biggest customers, making 43% of parts purchases.
The boy racer cliché is very much alive, however, with 91% of performance parts sold to male customers.
Euro Car Parts head of communications, Paul Baylis, said: “It’s great to see the interest of car modification is still going strong, as it can be a time-consuming and quite arduous hobby, but one that has incredibly rewarding results when complete.
“We see requests for a wide range of performance parts, some more unusual than others – the biggest, and most unexpected hit this year has to be our Streetwize Headlamp eyelashes – weird, wonderful and unique!”
The Top 10 UK towns and cities for car modification
- Kings Lynn