Warwickshire tops UK modifications list

A small town in Warwickshire is the country’s hottest hot-spot for car modifications, with more car performance parts bought in the last 12 months than there are people in the town.

Research from Euro Car Parts has found that Lighthorne, with a population of just 361 people, ordered 576 parts in the last year.

Bangor in Wales was second in terms of the number of parts ordered, with Truro in Cornwall and Bridgewater in Somerset also near the top of the list.

Completing the top 10 are Sale, Trafford, Cannock, Staffordshire, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, Birstall, Leeds, Tamworth, Staffordshire and Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

The gender split was as expected, with 91% of performance purchases being made by male customers. However, only 4% of purchases came from 18 to 24 year olds, with those aged between 25 and 34 (33%) buying the most performance car parts.

The top 5 car modifications are: wheel trims; tailored car mats; performance oil filter; performance air filter; and lens tint spray.

Martin Gray, CEO at Euro Car Parts said, ‘It’s great to see the interest of car modification is still going strong, as it can be a time-consuming and quite arduous hobby, but one that has incredibly rewarding results when complete.

‘We see requests for a wide range of performance parts, some more unusual than others – the biggest, and most unexpected hit this year, has to be our Streetwize Headlamp eyelashes – weird, wonderful and unique.’