Car Restoration

4 Things Needed to Begin a Car Restoration

Restoring a car can be an exciting and rewarding experience in the end. However, before reaching the finish line you may encounter a fair share of challenges. This is especially true if it’s a project you have never tackled before. Don’t let that be a deterrent. With proper planning and expectations you’ll be well on the way to driving a gorgeous automobile. SB One Insurance has prepared a list of items that are needed for any restoration.

  1. Budget

Determine what you’re willing to spend upfront. Understand that there may be unexpected costs that crop up as the build unfolds.

  1. Car

Search for one that meets your desire without eating up too much of the budget to begin with. On the other hand, be wary of the bargain pick that may stretch your ability – and money – further than it can go.

  1. Tools

Make a list of tools you will need for the project and check off items you already have. Include the required tools in your budget. Here are a few examples:

  • Socket and wrench sets
  • Impact wrench
  • Locking pliers
  • Floor jack and stands
  • Grinder
  • Acetylene torch
  • Welde
  1. Safety Equipment

If you are using more than a screwdriver and wrench, some basic safety equipment is likely necessary. Depending on what you’re getting into this will include gloves, safety goggles, face shields and masks.