GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners is finally here. The expansion adds a decent chunk of new content to explore, and it’s all based around the underground racing scene. If you love racing in GTA Online but have been seeking out something totally different, this is it. We adore this expansion because it touches on a key part of what made San Andreas so great, the car customization. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get yourself started in this new adventure in the game. Strap on your seatbelts, you’re going to need them.

You Need to Finish the Tutorial

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If you’re new to GTA Online, then you’re going to need to finish the tutorial before you can play this content. You can head straight to an LS Car Meet and get through the cutscene, but you can’t actually engage in street races or anything like that until the tutorial is done with. This is because the game is teaching you about a few things. Don’t worry, it’s not that long. You’ll only need to hit the point when you complete a team deathmatch, and then all events across the map will be unlocked. Just keep powering through the missions until then.

You Need a House to Store a Car

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If you want to buy one of the new amazing cars that this expansion adds, you’ll need to own a house, or a property with a parking space at least. While you can steal and claim a car in GTA Online as your own, you can’t buy any unless you have somewhere to store them. That’s why you need to buy a property. Part of the latest content in the game comes from buying an auto shop. So if you want to chase and play this new GTA Online: Los Santos Tuners content, you may as well kill two birds with one stone. Buy the property and have done with it.

Race as Much as You Can

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Racing is the core of this expansion. If you’re not racing, you’re not making the most of it. Take our word for it and get into as many races as you can. The more you drive and compete, the better you’ll get. There are prizes on offer for completing races and winning them, and you’ll earn the new reputation that’s specific to the expansion. This helps you unlock more content, and with more to come, it’s better to make the most of it right now. The game is already packed with loads of different race types, so dip in and out of street races if you don’t want to get stuck in the same old stuff.

Mod Your Car and Have Fun

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Modding your car is another huge part of this expansion. If you’re not doing it, then you’re not really making the most of what’s here. Try out adding some new bits and pieces to your car and you’ll soon see that it’s vital. Having a fully customized car is essential, at least to us. It means that you can get out there and celebrate underground car culture, something that GTA Online has been sorely lacking since it first launched on PS3.