20 Car Mods That are Illegal Almost Everywhere in the USA

By vukasin

The car tuning market is as old as the car industry itself. People have explored the ways of improving the exterior, interior and performance of their cars for decades. For years, most legislators didn’t pay attention to this part of the automobile world since the modifications weren’t serious. After all, they didn’t affect the performance, safety or stability of vehicles in a major way.

However, in the last few decades, the car tuning scene in the USA has exploded. From coast to coast, car tuners are introducing many products that thoroughly change the driving dynamics and road holding. Some components are strictly aesthetic enhancements, but some are expensive suspension, engine or chassis modifications. But since most of these products can change the manufacturer’s specifications, affect the car’s stability or even reduce the driver’s visibility, lawmakers have changed the traffic rules.

So now, in most states, the rules of the road forbid car owners to use dangerous or risky parts or components that can affect visibility, lights, stability or emissions. In fact, you could face a big fine if you get caught. Of course, your local laws may vary, but almost all the mods on this list are illegal in most of America.

  1. Light Bars

LED light bars are extremely handy if you use them while driving off-road or in dark areas without traffic. However, it is illegal to have them on the highway unless you turn them off and then cover them. These light bars are infamous for being extremely bright and powerful.

So, having them on in regular traffic can blind the upcoming drivers, causing accidents. And that is why you should cover them when not in use, so you don`t accidentally turn them on and earn yourself a ticket.