The world is full of bad ideas that, thankfully, stand out as major errors before they’re brought to life. For example, deciding to get rid of wasps by throwing rocks at their nest? Bad idea. Putting the “if you lick a frozen pole in winter it’ll stick” warning to the test? Bad idea. Opting for the super-ultra-mega-hot wings that even the waitress doesn’t want you to order? Bad idea.
Then, there are other bad ideas that are less obvious from the outset, but quickly reveal their catastrophic nature. And on this dubious list is the thought of doing car restoration on your own with no experience. Below, we highlight the 3 main reasons why you should not head down this path (and why you, your family, and basically everyone who cares about your financial and emotional well-being will be grateful).
1. You will spend an excessive amount of money.
Yes, you’re prepared to spend some money for car restoration. But are you prepared to spend double, triple, or maybe even ten times the amount in your budget? Well, you should be – because that’s more likely to be the tally when the dust settles. Indeed, as noted by AutoWeek.com: “We’ve never met an enthusiast who restored a car and didn’t overspend the budget. Ever. Even if you’ve set aside enormous mounds of cash, you’ll buy things you never accounted for.”
2. It will take far more time than you expect.
If you think that your car restoration project will take about 50 hours from start to finish, then think again. Because without the expertise, technology and tools you need, it’s almost certainly going to take hundreds of hours (yes hundreds), and it still may not be done right. Surely you have something better to do with this time; something that won’t involve as much dirt, grease…and swearing.
3. It is probably not going to be your idea of fun.
“Aha,” you might be thinking, “I don’t mind spending hundreds of hours restoring my car, because it will be a labor of love.”
Oh, really? Well, if it turns out to be even remotely enjoyable, then consider your experience to be the rare exception rather than the norm – because the overwhelming majority of DIY car restoration attempts are frustrating, unsatisfying and miserable.
Why? Well, aside from the fact that it’s going to be a time-consuming money pit, you simply won’t see the progress or results that you expect and deserve. In fact, things might get so unbearable that you just give up on owning a restored car — which would be a tragedy!
Get the Help You Need at Precision Restorations
Fortunately, you can steer clear of these pitfalls by contacting the car restoration experts at Precision Restorations today. We’ll help you save time, money and stress, plus we’ll educate you on how you can maintain your beautifully-restored car, so that it will fill you with satisfaction and pride year after year.
To connect with a team of restoration experts that devoted classic car owners like you have trusted for years, contact us toll free at 1-844-652-1966 today, or email me directly at [email protected]. We love talking about cars and can’t wait to help you with your next project!