Modify the steering wheel, does it really matter?

Modify the steering wheel, does it really matter?

  • Category: Car Blogs
  • Date: 07-02-2020

It is obvious that the steering wheel has great importance in the car, because it allows us to give the car direction, but the question is, should we change the original for a custom one? Well, roughly speaking, a sport steering wheel helps us with the ergonomics and with the space that exists between the steering wheel itself and the driver's body, it allows us to have a better grip and makes driving easier, besides that some give us the option to remove them when we get out of the car to avoid a possible robbery, which is a big help. 
 
Then, we say that the custom steering wheels are prettier, ergonomic and have a better performance than the original ones, but not everything is perfect, because we also face disadvantages when changing the steering wheel, being the biggest problem, we lose security, because in case we crash, the material of the sport steering wheels can hit us and cause serious injuries due to the fact that they are made of iron and they don't have an airbag that stops us from the possible accident, which is very risky. 
 
Once the pros and cons have been clarified, we can say that it is indeed convenient to change the steering wheel, as long as we are more interested in speed and have the proper safety precautions, although, if your budget doesn't allow it, we have good news! It's not necessary to change it completely to make the tuning, but you can modify the steering wheel already in your car and give it some little details which make the difference, also increasing its ergonomics. 
 
One of these details is the steering wheel adjustment ring, do you know it? Sure you do, it's the small frame that the steering wheels have almost always in the horn cover, which can be easily changed for a wooden, carbon or chrome one, to give it a more personal look, you can also modify the original one if our car doesn't leave you any option to change it, because many times it's attached to the airbag sensor and it's more difficult to adapt another one to it, but with a good paint job, you can leave it as if it was a sport accessory. 
 
Another modification you can make to your steering wheel is to put a coating on it, have you seen them? Instead of the typical steering wheel cover, in this case you sew leather or some exotic material around it and it is a definitive solution that requires very little care, making it look like another one, without the need of changing it! And, actually, if you' re ambitious you can combine this tip with the previous one and make your steering wheel the envy of everyone, spending less than a half of what it costs to buy a sports steering wheel! 
 
As you can see, tuning does not necessarily imply making massive and expensive changes to be shocking, we can also impress and have a vehicle made to our own requirements if we put our minds to it, reminding you to try to follow the same style so that your projects will be well shaped. So, have you already changed or modified your steering wheel? Show your work in the comments and stay in tune!