- "Cars can be completely customized from their outside appearance to even their handling and performance now at Los Santos Customs, the replacement to Pay N' Sprays."
- — Description
The business serves to provide upgrades and modifications for vehicles. Modifications are available for both aesthetics and performance. However, care must be taken with performance upgrades as it is possible to modify some cars such that their power and torque are beyond a controllable amount; upgrading the vehicle's transmission is usually an effective counter to this. Los Santos Customs will also repair vehicles if required.
There are four Los Santos Customs garages in San Andreas, located on:
- Carcer Way, Burton, Los Santos
- Popular Street, La Mesa, Los Santos
- Greenwich Parkway, Los Santos International Airport, Los Santos
- Route 68, Harmony, Blaine County
- See main article Los Santos Customs/Product Catalogue
Aesthetics These modifications do not change the performance of a vehicle, merely its visual appearance. Note that some of these modifications are not available on all vehicles.
- Bumpers (Front and back)
- Horn (Stock horn, truck horn, cop horn, clown horn and various musical horns)
- Lights (Stock lights and Xenon lights)
- Respray (Both primary and secondary colors (where applicable), including classic (gloss), matte, metallic or pearlescent† paints. Chrome plating and brushed metal finishes are also available.)
- Roll cage
- Roof (Carbon roofs and sunstrips)
- Type (Including high end, lowrider, muscle, offroad, sport, SUV and tuner wheel types)
- Accessories (Custom branded and bulletproof tires, as well as white, black, blue, yellow, orange or red tire smoke)
- Windows (window tints, which are light smoke, dark smoke and limo)
†Pearlescent paint requires that a metallic paint be applied first. A second color can then be selected under the Pearlescent option, adding a tint or hue to the car. Some combinations of colors work better than others, so some experimentation is recommended.
For some vehicles, further unique modifications can be applied. Examples include various truck beds on some pickups, fuel tanks, frames, sidesteps, bodywork and fenders. Some other vehicles (such as the Karin Rebel or the Declasse Tornado) feature multiple variants, with each of these variants featuring unique mods that the other(s) cannot have.
Some Bikes have unique modification possibilities as well. Examples of these include removable fairings and assorted frames, fuel tanks, seats, rear mudguards, handlebars, mirrors and saddle bags. Additionally, the player can choose the front and rear wheel of bikes independently.
Bonus modifications (these modifications available only in GTA Online). These modifications include:
- Loss/Theft protection (Insurance and tracker)
- Explosives (Remote bomb and ignition bomb)
- Crew emblems are also available, applied to the hood of the car or the door if the crew emblem is applied to an Injection or Hotknife.
- Crew tire smoke.
These modifications are available on all vehicles and affect their performance in some fashion.
Possible modifications include:
- Armor (Armor upgrades ranging from 20 to 100%)
- Brakes (Street, sport and race)
- Engine (EMS upgrades, level 1 to 4)
- Suspension (Lowered, street, sport, competition)
- Transmission (Street, sport and race)
- Turbo Tuning
|Uncustomizable (Repair only)||Customizable (Color and performance only)||Highly Customizable (Color, performance and body options)|
Security Car (Merryweather Dilettante)
Tornado (Mexican beater version)
Surfer (Both versions)
Tornado (Beater version)
Buffalo (Including Franklin's Buffalo)
Rebel (Both versions)
Tornado (Normal version)
Los Santos Customs works in the same way in GTA Online as it does in Single Player with the added benefit of being a chop shop. Once per in-game day, players can bring stolen vehicles to be sold for parts although LSC won't buy any vehicle worth over $100,000.
Vehicles that can be sold at LSC
Every car having a retail value under $100.000 can be sold. Therefore only models purchasable at LegendaryMotorsport can not be sold unless legally bought by the seller. Selling price is 10% of the car's value, a car that can be bought for $30.000 will be sold for $3.000
Below is a list of the highest valued vehicles in GTA Online. Note that the following prices require the vehicle to be in mint condition.
- Gang Modified Declasse Tornado - $12,500
- Lampadati Felon GT - $9,500
- Lampadati Felon - $9,000
- Gallivanter Baller - $9,000
- Gallivanter Baller (Version II) - $9.000
- Obey Rocoto - $8,500
- Ocelot F620 - $8,000
- Ubermacht Oracle - $8,000
- Benefactor Schwartzer - $8,000
For the full list of vehicle values, see Los Santos Customs Vehicle Prices.
- The name Los Santos Customs is an obvious parody of West Coast Customs, a business located in Los Angeles offering similar services which was popularised in the MTV show Pimp My Ride. West Coast Customs was also responsible for producing the real-life Banshee.
- If Franklin Clinton purchases the Los Santos Customs garage on Route 68, all vehicle modifications will be free, although only at that location and only for him.
- The functionality of the Los Santos Customs garage is very similar to the garage featured in another one of Rockstar's video games, Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
- If the player adds armor to their car as Franklin at the shop near the airport, the mechanic may ask, "You got some heat with the Ballas or something?"
- If the player drives an Epsilon Program vehicle into Los Santos Customs, the mechanic will shout, "Kifflom!"
- It is possible to enter all branches of Los Santos Customs on foot. Beeker's Garage and the Customs branch in the Grand Senora Desert can both be accessed through a small side door to the left of the vehicle entrance, while the branches in Burton, La Mesa, and Los Santos International Airport must be accessed by parking a car far enough into the entrance that the door can't close, but not so far that the cutscenes of the car entering is triggered, before getting out of the car and walking in.
- There is a health pack in the branch near the airport.
- If you "stalk" Los Santos Customs on Lifeinvader, you will receive an in-game coupon for a free spray paint job.