Why You Shouldn't Restore Your Classic Car Yourself

Once you've gotten your hands on your classic car, you may be tempted to put some work into it, which by all means makes sense. One of the most fun aspects of owning a vintage car is being able to restore and showcase whether it be around the town, to friends, or in a car show! But, with restoration, there comes a very fine line of how you should go about restoring and what you shouldn't do. Quite possibly the number one thing you should avoid is trying to restore your classic car yourself. You may know your way around a car, but when it comes to vintage cars you can run into a ton of issues if you aren't familiar with working on the specific vehicle in question. 
In this blog, our team at Farm Boy Garage wants to go through some of the main reasons why you should avoid trying to restore your classic car yourself, and leave the vintage car restoration to a professional team.
Risk Factor
Unsurprisingly, our first reason why you shouldn't restore your classic car yourself is the massive risks that can occur when trying to DIY. Classic cars are incredibly difficult to work on, especially having little-to-no experience working on them. You may think it will save you time and money, but truly, if you mess up, that's it. Not only will you have a busted car, but you will probably have to take it to a professional classic car restoration business regardless to get it back up and running. On top of that, if you ever decide to sell the vehicle, they won't be impressed if the car that they receive is a dud. 
Plus, there is always the risk of hurting yourself or another person, depending on if you are tackling the project solo or with some friends.

Time Consuming
You may be over the moon and ready to get started on your newest project, but if you have never worked on a classic car, then you are in for a whole other problem, which is how time consuming it is to restore vintage cars. Restoring when you aren't experienced can take years, depending on how extensive your restoration is, which is why it is best to leave the restoration to the pros, especially if you are wanting to show-off your car sooner than later. 

This should come as no surprise, but restoring a car is a huge undertaking, not just because of the time it takes and risks associated, but the process of fully restoring a classic car is costly! If you go into this trying to work on a small budget, you are going to be in for a surprise when you realize how much actually goes into the parts that you need. 
Getting your car professionally restored helps to alleviate the costs associated with the restoration process of your vehicle, as well as decrease the time it will take, and takes the risks off of you. 
If you feel like you want to undertake a new project, start small! Don't go full force into completely restoring your vintage beauty and ruining something that has the potential to be amazing! 
At Farm Boy Garage, we work with you to ensure your car comes out the way you want, without having all of the previously listed areas to worry about. With that being said, we want to help you get the car of your dreams, so if you are ready for a fantastic classic car restoration experience, look no further than the experts at Farm Boy Garage! 
To view all of the services we offer, as well as get a feel for our process, check out our website! www.farmboygarage.com

Farm Boy Garage
10660 E. County Line Rd.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320
Phone: 515-528-8904
Cell: 515-333-1238

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