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How to Get Your Car Ready for Halloween


Can't get enough of creepy driving stories? Or maybe you just want to roll into work with a nod to the spookiest season of all? Either way, Halloween car accessories are a great way to show your holiday spirit.

Whether you drive a hearse for certain morose occasions or a humble set of soccer mom wheels, your vehicle deserves a little Halloween flair this season. Here's a quick guide to help you choose the perfect Halloween car accessories.

Choose a Theme for Your Halloween Car Accessories

Whether you want to break out your best Christine (you know, without the car that will murder you) or you just want a simple bump-in-the-night Halloween vibe, choose a theme for your car accessories.

This could be as involved as choosing a Halloween party theme or as simple as a few flourishes. A few party themes to riff include:

  • Rustic witches
  • Harvest
  • Black-and-white bash
  • Batty
  • In the spirit (ghost party)

You can also base your theme around your favorite classic monsters. Vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, or even Frankenstein. You can always turn to a favorite spooky movie or TV show: Ghostbusters, Supernatural (bonus points for an Impala), Harry Potter, and, yes, Christine.

It's your car and your theme, so don't be afraid to get creative. If you're not sure where to start, think about your Halloween personality. Are you funny, creepy, cute, or some combination? If you have kids, you can base your theme around their costumes for a family affair.

Keep in mind that where you plan to go for Halloween night will affect your decor. If you need to keep it work-appropriate, it might not be the best time for fake dead bodies or Gorey-type themes.

Make Sure Your Halloween Automotive Accessories are Safe for Driving

Unless you plan on parking a hearse in your driveway a la Addams family (hey, we can respect that!), you have to make sure your decor is safe for driving. Because while your car may look ready for its horror movie closeup, nothing ruins Halloween faster than a car accident.

No decoration should impede your view of the road or your mirrors, nor should they get in the way of other drivers. Dragging decor like tin cans is only acceptable for a parked car, so leave them at home if you plan on driving. Also, you cannot cover your car's headlights, tail lights, or license plate legally, so save yourself a ticket and keep those areas clear. All decorations should be firmly secured so it does not come flying off while the car is in motion. Not sure if a decoration is street legal? Don't be afraid to check with the local authorities. They'll be happy to save everyone a scare on the road.

Set a Budget for Halloween Car Decor

Once you know what you're looking for and what's allowed, make sure to set a budget. This will ensure that you have money left for other holiday festivities, like the finishing touch on a costume or your upcoming Halloween party.

The good news is that getting spooky doesn't require you to shell out massive amounts of money. It can be as simple as some red chalk marker handprints and a scrawled Zombie Killer on your doors, or as involved as full-car decals and custom emblems. Either way, decide in advance what you're willing to spend. Once you know what you want to spend and what you're in the market for, it's that much easier to figure out where to shop for Halloween car decorations.

Simple Halloween Accessories for Vehicle

If you're in the mood for a bit of simple spookiness, car emblems and stickers are an excellent investment. For example, our Metalhead products are a super-easy way to add some creepiness to your daily drive, with skulls, spiders, and grim reapers available in a variety of options, like emblems, plate frame screws, hitch covers, stem caps, and even wheel covers. Because when you're showing your Halloween spirit (and raising a few spirits, too), the little details matter.

Another great option to keep it easy is to invest in a simple car decal, like a Green Lantern Decal. You can easily remove them later, but they add a little something extra without too much work.

If You Want to Go All Out...

If you want to go all out, you have tons of options. For example, you can invest in a zombie ride-along, a cheerful waving skeleton, or a decorative black cat in the backseat to amuse the people driving behind you. Harry Potter fans can wrap their car in fake spiderwebs and one of Aragog's smaller relatives (as long as the spider is firmly secured).

For the holiday itself, you can add even more excitement and fun with activities like a trunk-or-treat that the neighborhood kids will love. For example, you can fill your truck bed with pumpkins, fall leaves, and hay bales for a harvest scene. You can break out some glow-in-the-dark ghosts to invite ghoulish visitors to float by for candy. You could even craft your own trunk graveyard. It's all up to you.

Your One-Stop Shop for Car Accessories for Halloween

In the market for stunning Halloween car accessories? You're in the right place! Our Metalheads collection is our favorite for a spooky flourish. Still, we have tons of other options, too, so make sure to check out our store to find the perfect Halloween flair. We're America's leading supplier of chrome-plated auto accessories, and we make it easy to show your Halloween spirit, whatever that means for you.

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