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You may know someone in your neighborhood who’s done it, and perhaps you’ve been tempted to give it a try yourself. After all, it looks like a lot of fun—and you might as well give it a shot while you still can.

Obviously, what we’re talking about is decorating your car with Christmas lights!

Holiday decorating shouldn’t be limited to just your home or office desk. That’s why The Fun Times Guide offered tips on how to string Christmas lights to your car. The good news is it’s not that difficult!

Automobiles have a 12v DC electrical system, which isn’t compatible with standard Christmas tree lights (110v AC). Either invest in 12v rope lights or 12v LED lights, or purchase a 12v DC inverter (not a converter!), which will change your car’s electricity into an 110v AC current. The minimum output should be 400 watts but can go up to 1500 watts if you plan to run power tools from it.

After picking up a bunch of discounted Christmas lights, cover your vehicle inside and out, through the windows and over the front grille. Find some color-changing lights and a three-foot plastic snowman for good measure. Just check with local authorities on lighting restrictions before going too crazy.

Moisture can be dangerous to the lights on your car, even if you purchase outdoor Christmas lights, so if snow or rain is on the way, park in the garage or take them off.

Brighten up the drab winter by spreading some colorful holiday cheer on the go. If you do, stop by Hurlbert Toyota to show us your festive masterpiece.

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