5 of the Most Ridiculous Car Accessories

Your car’s main purpose is to get you from point A to point B safely. However, it’s a common practice among car owners to accessorize their cars in order to fit their personalities. After all, you spend a lot of time commuting from point A to B in your car, so why make it an extension of your character? It’s a harmless notion, however, some car accessories are downright ridiculous. Here are five of them.

1. Car Lashes

Eyelashes on a Mini Cooper in the town of Poulsbo in Kitsap County, Washington.
Eyelashes on a Mini Cooper in the town of Poulsbo in Kitsap County, Washington. | (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Eyelash extensions are popular among women as they accentuate the eyes and add a unique look. On a car, however, that’s not really the case. If anything, car lashes don’t make that much sense since the car isn’t a human nor does it technically have a face to accentuate. Of course, to each their own, but the car lash car accessory is a little ridiculous and unnecessary.

2. Neon lights

Neon glows from under a truck during the Spring Break Nationals Glowoff Competition.
Neon glows from under a truck during the Spring Break Nationals Glowoff Competition. | (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fortunately, the fad of putting neon under glow lights on a car isn’t as popular as it once was. However, there are still plenty of cars driving around with neon lights coming out of the bottom of the car, through the fenders, or even in the car’s interior. Sure, it might look cool at night, but you’re bound to get pulled over and receive a ticket for it.

3. Car Bras

A two-piece car bra on a Chevy Camaro
A two-piece car bra on a Chevy Camaro | Amazon

A car bra, or nose mask, is intended to keep the front of the car safe from rock chips and other types of debris. Putting a bra on your car was actually pretty popular in the 80s and 90s, but 20 years later, it’s not so much. And while a car bra can do much to protect your car, it looks ridiculous and it can also leave a “suntan line” on your car’s paint over time. Since the part of the paint that’s not covered will wear down quicker than the part that is.

4. Lamborghini doors

A Xpeng P7 Wing Limited Edition is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition.
A Xpeng P7 Wing Limited Edition is on display during the 18th Guangzhou International Automobile Exhibition. | (Photo by Li Zhihao/VCG via Getty Images)

We’ve all seen Lamborghinis and their cool doors that lift up toward the sky instead of pushing outward like a normal one. It’s a cool trick, especially if you happen to park in a tight space, but it’s really only cool on an actual Lamborghini and not a Honda Civic. Just stick to the normal doors, they open that way for a reason, and you won’t have any issues with them down the road.

5. Fake carbon fiber

Wing mirror detail of a Bugatti sports car on display at the Essen Motor Show on December 1, 2017, in Essen, Germany.
Wing mirror detail of a Bugatti sports car on display at the Essen Motor Show on December 1, 2017, in Essen, Germany. | (Photo by Ant Palmer/Getty Images)

Carbon fiber is stronger than different types of metal and is extremely lightweight, which is why race teams and automakers incorporate carbon fiber parts on their cars. However, applying fake carbon accents to your car in order to pass it off as the real deal is ridiculous. It looks tacky and you’re not fooling anyone, plus, you’re technically adding more weight to the car by adding carbon fiber stickers.

To each their own

While the aforementioned accessories might sound ridiculous to us, and others, we understand that there are plenty of drivers that enjoy them. Ultimately, to each their own. But just know that your car might look a little nicer without the fake lashes and neon lights.  

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