Modified EngineWhat is another word for modified?

There are several synonyms for the word “modified,” including altered, adjusted, changed, amended, and adapted. All of these words refer to making some kind of alteration or revision to something that already exists.

What is a Modified Vehicle?

We would describe a modified car simply a vehicle that has been altered or customised in some way, usually to improve its performance or appearance. This can include anything from adding aftermarket parts like performance exhaust systems or spoilers, to upgrading the engine or suspension, to changing the exterior with fancy paint jobs or wrapping. People modify their cars for all kinds of reasons, including personal style, performance, and functionality. It’s a way to express themselves and make their car unique. Just like how people might customise their phones or laptops, car enthusiasts like to modify their rides to make them stand out from the crowd.

All vehicle modifications are material information and they MUST be disclosed to your Insurer. Failure to do so may invalidate your Motor Insurance policy. Modifications are often associated with enhancing a car’s or van’s performance, but insurers consider it in a larger perspective.

Don’t forget you will need to update your V5C when you make certains changes.

What needs to be registered with DVLA a far as modifications are concerned?

These are:

  • colour
  • engine
  • cylinder capacity (cc)
  • fuel type
  • chassis or bodyshell (replaced or modified)
  • seating capacity
  • weight of a large vehicle, for example goods vehicle or campervan
  • wheel plan
  • body type, for example you convert a van to a campervan or ’motor caravan’ (DVLA gives a body type description based on the vehicle’s external appearance)
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • chassis number
  • frame number for motorbikes

If your changes are not on this list and you are unsure if you need to tell anyone, disclose them anyway and be safe.

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