5 Cool CX-5 Mods For Under $500

The Mazda CX-5 is a work of art. Yet, there are ways to give your CX-5 a personal touch that makes it truly yours. 

Mazda CX5 mods

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If you want to personalize your CX5’s appearance, you can’t go wrong with the following modifications:

1. Exhaust Tips

Sometimes it’s the small details that shine the most. It rings especially true in this case. Exhaust tips can really spruce up your CX-5’s appearance. They come in many different colors and styles:

  • Chrome
  • Flat black
  • Stainless steel
  • Round
  • Turndown
  • Rolled straight

Did you know that Mazda sells some pretty awesome OEM exhaust tips? For example, take a look at this OEM chrome exhaust tip. It will make your CX-5 look even sportier.

2. Seat Covers

Seat covers are one of the easiest ways to completely transform your car’s interior. You don’t have to remove or alter anything. All you need to do is slip seat covers over your seats. They’re also a great way to prevent stains and tears in the upholstery. Seat covers come in a variety of colors and materials. With the sheer number of different OEM and aftermarket seat covers out there, you'll find the perfect set for your CX-5.

We carry OEM seat covers at wholesale pricing. Check them out to see if they suit your preferences!

3. Wheel Protectors

A set of wheel protectors will serve two purposes: First, they improve your CX-5's appearance. Some wheel protector manufacturers offer their products in a variety of colors. You can choose a bold color that makes your wheels pop. Or you can choose a low-key color like silver or black. Secondly, they protect your wheels from curb rash.

Wheel protectors are strips of high quality rubber that can withstand the elements and the impacts. They're affixed to the rim lip with heavy duty adhesive. A quality set of wheel protectors will cost you about $50-$100. You can't go wrong with these leading brands: All-Fit Rim Trim and RimSavers.

4. Window Tint

Have you always wanted tinted windows? Now’s your chance! You don’t even have to bring your car to a shop to have its window tinted. You can just grab a roll of high-quality window tint film and install it on your windows. Don’t forget to do your due diligence to ensure that you’re not breaking any local laws by tinting your windows.

5. Plasti Dip

If you’d like to alter the entire appearance of your wheels, consider applying Plasti Dip to them. Plasti Dip is a rubber coating you can brush or spray on your wheels. Smaller parts can be dipped in Plasti Dip. You can apply it to your emblems, trim, handles, or anything else your heart desires. Some people even apply it to the body of their car! The great thing about Plasti Dip is that if you change your mind about the color, you can simply peel it off and apply another color.