Having a classic car is one of the most beautiful feelings in the world. It is a good-looking treasure that is discontinued in some cases, thus the maintenance of it is a little bit more in depth than the one of a modern vehicle, depending on the model and the brand.

how to prepare your classic car for repair

There are some things to take into consideration when you want to do a classic car restoration, and one of them is to look for a good car upholster. Upholstery is the work that provides padding, springs, webbing, cover materials and others to furniture, especially seats and carpets if its related to automobile upholstery.

If you are located in Arizona and in need of a mechanic, Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive is ready to receive you with open arms to clear any doubt you may have with our services. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you are in Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa and the surrounding areas, we are always happy to help you in any way we can, including classic car restorations.

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One of the most common questions that car owners ask themselves is about the costs of restoring or repairing an old classic car. The price of this process will greatly change its cost depending on the style, design, and the materials of the interior of your vehicle.

We recommend you to show photos from the internet or a magazine to your upholsterer so they can have an idea about what is the end result you want, and to receive a more accurate estimate of how much it will cost you.

classic car prepared for repairOther main thing to check in a vehicle is the engine, but in the case of classic car restoration, you have to try to locate the original parts of your car’s model to ensure the quality and durability of it. Getting affordable parts can be the hardest thing to do in a restoration; sometimes you have to go straight to the manufacturer of the piece you are looking for, which is more expensive than trying to look for an aftermarket one that is not going to be as durable as needed. There can be cases of original parts found in online stores, and other cases where some buyers have bought another similar car just to use some of the parts of it for the classic car restoration they are working on.

Besides the furniture and the engine of your car, also the body must be checked. Apart for the scratches your vehicle may have, there is a chance that some areas might have corrosion. If you have small areas affected by this, those can be fixed with the use of acidic rust treatments. Otherwise, if the corroded areas are big enough, they must be removed to be replaced with new ones.

classic car after repair and restorationBefore delivering your car to a Scottsdale mechanic, check thoroughly if there aren’t any issues with the electrical connection as some shops will not finish a car’s interior unless all the internal wiring is working correctly, and if they find some that are not working, it will increase the price of the full Scottsdale auto repair price. Also, if you are going to take your vehicle to an upholsterer, we recommend you to remove the main boards inside of it since they will enter and exit your vehicle a lot of times to work in your interior, increasing the chance of involuntary scratches. You will want to check these details with the person you hire before starting the job.

Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive has been around 1997 always owned and operated locally in Arizona, entering the growing trend of the customization of vehicles. Our reputation speaks for itself as most of our regular customers keeps coming back for our services. For any inquiry, reach us at our contact information in our website.

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Scottsdale Muffler & Automotive
1710 E Curry Rd
Tempe, AZ 85281

Office: 480-994-4741

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Posted: March 8, 2016