An emblem is a logo that gives your vehicle distinction; a badge that's attached in front, at the back, or on the sides. Without it, a car may be considered incomplete or even lose its value. Luckily, it can be bought easily. Here are some tips you should know before you change the emblem of your car:
- Choose the emblem with the right make, model, and year. If you drive a Ford, then you should look for a Ford emblem. You have to watch out for the right year, though. Some manufacturers have already changed their logos several times. You have to determine the style of logo used on your car find the same type.
- Attach an emblem on your vehicle that will make it look like a high-end model. You can actually increase the "value" of your car with the fraction of the cost. Emblems on the same line of your car like "3.0 Sport" or alike can easily give it a notch higher.
- Look for aftermarket emblems that don't need drilling. There are emblems that come with adhesive that are very easy and fast to install.
- Select among the three types of material: plastic, aluminum, or steel. These are the best types among emblems sold in the market today. You can also choose chrome, powder-coated black, or polished finish that fit with the style you want. If you want to go further and add your personal touch, you can also paint your car emblem.
- Ready your soap and water to clean your regularly and to keep it looking brand new.
- DO NOT mix different emblems on the same car. Not only will this look bad, it will also give the wrong impression on you as the driver or owner.
- DO NOT copy or create a car manufacturer's logo and use it as a "tribute." You will risk yourself of an infringement law suit. If you really have to do it, you will need to secure permission or authorization to use the logo. The better thing to do is to look for an aftermarket emblem manufacturer that has been licensed and buy the logo from them.
- DO NOT attempt to remove the hardened glue of an emblem that you will bring to a store as a comparison using rough or sharp material. It will destroy your car's paint job. By using a rag and alcohol or a lubricant like WD-40, the stubborn glue can easily be removed.