Understanding Autos

How to Buy a Custom Emblem for Your Car

If you read a little history, you’ll find that the first car emblem goes back to 1898, when British statesman John Montagu placed a statue of Saint Christopher on his Daimler. It wasn’t only the first emblem but also the first custom one, meaning it was not created by the vehicle manufacturer. Not long after, other automobile makers followed suit, and even third parties like French glassmaker Rene Lalique, whose masterpieces are still sought after up to this day.

If you’re planning on getting a custom car emblem for your vehicle, first to get out of the way is what type you’d like to have. Do you want it made by your manufacturer, or are you thinking of something more personal, such as an emblem representing a passion or hobby? The options can go on and on, and you just have to choose what’s right for you. The following are among the most popular:

Aftermarket Parts

Some of the most popular car emblems are those that represent certain aftermarket parts that have been installed in the car. Metal badges and vinyl decals are examples. These emblems are usually show that the car owner supports the brand or aftermarket part.

Classic

Also popular, especially among those who are building custom or replica vehicles, are emblems that represent certain classic vehicles. They can add style to nearly every car, especially newer models from the same company. Some people even use them in a humorous way, such as putting a luxury car emblem on the hood of an economy vehicle.

Replica

Sometimes, it will be hard to find the original emblem as you are restoring your vehicle. A replica emblem can be an alternative. As long as you get it from a good source, a replica can look every inch original.

Custom

If you dislike driving a car that is no different from what everyone else has, get a custom emblem. With a custom emblem, you can stand out and express your personal taste or style. As we have said, a custom emblem can be anything you want. There is basically an endless string of possibilities awaiting you.

In the end, you need to define your reasons for wanting a custom emblem and your plans for using it. Do you want something that reflects your style or a certain era? Maybe you’re no looking for anything specific, but just anything that can spice up your car’s appearance. Decide what you want and go for it.

Of course, you also need to consider your vehicle itself. It can all be an issue of knowing what you want, and what will make your car look more attractive.

Practical and Helpful Tips: Vehicles

Practical and Helpful Tips: Vehicles