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Tips for Choosing the Right Custom Car Emblem

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 was both the first emblem and the first custom one, as it was not made by the car s manufacturer. Not long after, other automobile makers began to make their own, and even third parties including French glassmaker Rene Lalique, whose works in the 1920s continue to be coveted to this day.

If you’re planning to get a custom emblem for your car, the first thing you have to do is decide what type you want. Do you want something created by your manufacturer, or are you thinking of a more personal emblem that represents, a dream, a passion or perhaps a special person in your life? The options are endless, and you only have to choose. 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. Such emblems typically demonstrate support for the aftermarket part or brand.

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. They can even be used humorously, as when they a luxury car emblem is placed on an economy vehicle.

Replica

When restoring an old vehicle, you may find it hard to find an original emblem. One option is getting a replica emblem. Long as you choose a quality source, replicas can look very 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. The possibilities are practically endless.

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 represents a particular era or your personal style? Do you want nothing specific, just anything that can give your car an added attraction? Know what you want so you don’t have to keep buying a new one, although there’s nothing wrong with changing car emblems from time to time.

You obviously have to take your vehicle into account as well. It can all be a matter of knowing what you want and what will enhance your car’s appearance.

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