Modifying Your Vehicle

Before making any modifications to your vehicle, you should check whether our approval is required. Generally, no modification can be carried out if it threatens the safety of road users or emits loud noises that cause a nuisance. 

However, there are also minor vehicle modifications that can be carried out without specific approval so long as they comply with the requirements set out in the Road Traffic Act and its subsidiary legislations.


Modifications that do not need LTA's approval

Modifications that don’t require approval include:

  • Bumpers
  • Car seats
  • Fog lamps
  • Fuel additives
  • Fuel molecule polarisers
  • Gear knobs
  • In-vehicle entertainment systems
  • In-vehicle information & communication systems
  • Intake air filters
  • Intake manifolds
  • Meters and gauges
  • Radiators
  • Rollover bars
  • Roof racks
  • Seat belts
  • Side skirts
  • Side windows and partitions (for light goods vehicles)
  • Spark plugs and spark plug cables
  • Spoilers
  • Sports rims (for cars only)
  • Steering wheels
  • Sunshades
  • Suspension systems
  • Tinted films
  • Tinted glass
  • Tyres


Modifications that need LTA’s Approval

Modifications that require our approval include, but not limited to:

  • Engines
  • Exhaust system
  • Hoods or canopies
  • Seating arrangements
  • Sunroofs
  • Superchargers or turbochargers
  • Transmission


Modifications that are Not Allowed

Some examples are:

  • Air horns
  • Chassis
  • Crash bars
  • (Aftermarket) Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)
  • Decorative Lamps
  • Increasing Engine capacity
  • (Aftermarket) High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamp
  • Motorcycle chain guards
  • Motorcycle headlamp - disabling of automatic switch-on function
  • Nitrous injection devices
  • (Use of) Spot lamps
  • Tinting or masking of vehicle lamps
  • Tow hooks


Check the full list and read more about Guidelines for Vehicle Modifications at ONE.MOTORING.


For more information and assistance on vehicle modifications, please contact us.