Engine bay styling

Dress up your engine bay with our styling tips

Find out the latest car styling modifications to dress up your dull and boring engine bay.

With a few simple parts and some hard work you can really dramatically improve the appearance of your engine bay.

Engine styling dress up kits hoses, dress up parts and engine covers

Engine dress up kits are a simple modification that can typically be installed in an afternoon. Car shows would not be what they are if people ignored the little details. Something grabs your attention when you see a clean engine with brightly coloured hoses, polished surfaces and carbon fibre panels.

Without stripping the engine a simple engine dress up kit can completely transform the engine bay. Even a dull standard engine can be made to look impressive with a few shiny and brightly coloured components. Keeping an engine clean can be a difficult task. The engine will often leak oil, grime and dirt from the road is thrown up into the engine bay.

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Engine covers – carbon fibre, plastic and painted

Years ago the engine was considered functional and nobody really paid much attention to it. Then car makers started adding plastic engine covers which helped to hide the dirty metal oily lump.

It was only a matter of time before people caught on to the idea that they can be creative in their engine bays and we start to see a whole plethora of engine covers springing up.

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Todays featured car tuning "how to..." article

Mk1 Astra GTE engine swap to a 2.5 v6

ake is the sort of guy that sees a big engine and buys it and then works out how to fit it to his car. Most people do things the other way round but let’s see if Jakes buy it and see what happens philosophy paid off.

He tells us that he’s pretty much always been into mechanics, “fixing and repairing… I picked up this Astra in August 2004 for a bargain price of £130 tax and tested. It was a 1981 mk1 Astra 1200s, in red (apparently), although in the trade it’s called “shit brick orange”. The car was solid, 32,000 miles on the clock, and 4 previous owners.

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