Have you ever gotten the urge to restore a classic Toyota car to its former glory? You’re not alone - this type of passion project is pretty popular for all car makes and models. However, it does require a fair amount of time, a pretty big investment, and a solid know-how when it comes to what goes on under the hood (or at least a trustworthy mechanic). Is restoring a classic Toyota car really worth it and is the one you’ve chosen worthy of the project? Toyota of N Charlotte is here with tips to help you decide.
Should you take on a classic Toyota restoration?
Like we said, restoring a classic Toyota car is not a fast or simple process. It takes a lot of work and elbow grease. You may have to hunt down parts that are no longer made, and then there’s also the option of upgrading parts to get a better performance out of the N Charlotte Toyota you’ve chosen. That being said, ask yourself these questions before you jump feet-first into this type of passion project.
1) What do you want out of this car?
What are you going to do with your classic Toyota when you’re done restoring it? Are you going to sell it? Give it to someone as a gift? Will you keep it for yourself? If you’re keeping it for yourself, will you drive it every once in a while or every day? Be sure to figure out the purpose of your vehicle because this can help you determine just how far you want to take the restoration and how much you want to spend. Obviously if it’s going to be an everyday driver, you want to ensure that everything is in top-notch condition and you may even want to upgrade some parts.
2) What kind of shape is it in at this moment?
How is your classic Toyota car looking at the moment - what condition is it in? If you’ve chosen a N Charlotte Toyota that has a lot of rust, is missing an engine, or has no chassis, then you’re going to be investing a lot of time and money into the restoration and will need patience to get it done. However, if you’re restoring a classic Toyota car that just needs a few parts replaced here and there, you’ll probably pay more for the vehicle itself but pay less for the restoration.
3) How much will it cost to replace or upgrade the parts?
How much will it cost to get the car up and running? Remember, it may be hard to locate parts and the harder it is to find them, the more they can cost you. The rarer the vehicle, the harder to find and more expensive the parts are.
Toyota of N Charlotte can help you through the project
Have questions or want an expert mechanic on your team for the restoration? Call Toyota of North Charlotte! We’re open seven days a week at (704) 659-2040 and you can find us at 13429 Statesville Road, just off I-77 at exit 23 in Huntersville.