4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Classic Car Enthusiast.
For many people, January is a time to rededicate themselves to being a better person for the upcoming year. Instead of joining a gym or starting a diet, why not dedicate yourself to taking better care of your classic car over the next 12 months? Here are four ideas for New Year’s resolutions for those in various stages of the restoration process, and one (or more) might be good for you to make when it comes to your classic beauty.
1. Resolve to Get Serious About Your Restoration Project
If you have a project car collecting dust in your garage or driveway, consider making this the year you really become dedicated to bringing it back to life. Your vehicle was once a proud piece of machinery, and it deserves a chance to relive its former glory.
It’s likely a little over-ambitious to resolve to complete the entire project this year, but it’s easy to set reasonable goals that will move the process along at a decent pace over the next twelve months. Just envision what you want the car to look like and run like this time next year, and do what is necessary to get her there. By consistently working on a little bit at a time, you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll start to see real results.
2. Resolve to Not Hesitating To Ask for Assistance
No matter if you’re a seasoned car restoration pro or you’re restoring your first vehicle, there’s always the possibility you’ll encounter a problem you don’t know how to solve. Promise yourself that you won’t be too proud to ask for help from a friend or professional when you hit a snag during the restoration process this year.
By sticking to this resolution, you’ll not only decrease your risk of lowering the value of your car by making a mistake, but you will also lower the chances that a mistake will create a safety issue while you are driving.
And, remember, we’re all in this together and there are plenty of other classic car enthusiasts who will be willing to help you out.
3. Resolve to Restore Your Car’s Interior Right
It’s easy to become obsessed with the exterior look of your classic car or become consumed with working hard on how your car works. Resolve to make this the year you complete the interior of your baby. After all, you don’t want to sit on an old, lumpy, grungy seat inside an otherwise immaculate vehicle.
When it’s time to start working on your car’s interior, there’s an overwhelming number of choices to make about materials and components. Will you be a traditionalist and only include original factory parts? Will you want to add some modern amenities such as an entertainment system? Will you want to customize the colors of your seats or floormats? At the start of this year, you don’t have to commit to your answer for any of these questions, but it’s not a bad idea to commit to this resolution: restore the interior of your classic car and do it right.
4. Resolve to Get Out and Drive
Classic cars are great to look at, but cars are meant to be driven. If you’re late in the restoration process, make a plan to get it out on the road under the right circumstances:
• Local car shows
• Cruising days
• Parades and other events organized by area car clubs
Or just get out and drive. You’ve worked hard, and both you and your beauty deserve to get out and show off.
Time To Get Working
Now that you’ve resolved to work on your classic car in the upcoming year, trust Legendary Auto Interiors to help bring your beauty back to life. To learn about our full lineup of upholstery kits or our other numerous products, call us at 800-363-8804 or contact us online today.
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