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Cars are more than just a vehicle for transportation for many people, but an extension of their own identity which is why many people choose to customize their cars. Performing car restorations can be a hobby for some and job for others. If you are interested in hiring someone to do an auto restorations project for you these are some terms that will be helpful to know.

  • Classic – A classic car is strictly defined as cars built between 1925-1942 with a few exceptions but more loosely describes a car older than 25 years. Classic cars are typical auto restorations project.
  • Panels – The word panels typically describes the interior pieces of a car that can be painted to customize the vehicle. Most cars come with plain black, gray and brown tone interiors but people can choose to paint the interior panels any color from red and yellow to other memorable color pairings.
  • Emblem – Emblems are car accessories which identify the make, model and special features of a car, truck or SUV. These are typically made from chrome.
  • Restoration – Car restorations refers to the process of fixing an older car back to its authentic shape. True restoration includes repair what can be seen on the outside such as paints, bumpers, accessories and chrome as well as what cannot be seen such as the engine and trunk.
  • Hopped-Up – The term hopped-up describes modifications that are made to the engine and parts that a car originally came with that increase the power and performance of the vehicle.
  • Supercharger – A supercharger is a mechanical device on some cars which pumps air into the engine of the car more quickly which helps the car accelerate rapidly. Cars with superchargers are popular restoration projects.
    Goodguys Rod and Custom Association
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
    Our organization around highly regarded staff will restore or custom design your vehicle to your specifications. We customize your car in its entirety right down to the floor mats.  
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    Diamond Autosports
    10 S 187 Normantown Rd., Naperville, IL 60540
    Offering custom interiors and upholestry, sunroofs, t.v.s and audio services.
    (630) 669-5208
    LP Motorsports
    1130 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
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    (773) 278-1045
    User Review: "I strongly advise t you stay away from lp motorsports & it's manager jose ramirez. To make a long story short, I paid..." - Morpheous (IL)
    Mirror Image Detailing
    4545 Karlov Ave, Chicago, IL 60632
    Mobile Custom Auto Detailing Service. We come to you at the lowest rates imaginable.
    (773) 559-3933
    Mister Trim Auto Tops & Interiors
    946 Ogden Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
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    (630) 810-0424
    User Review: "Offers you a workmanship guarantee of 100% for life but does not back it up. This guy is a hack do not use"
    Community Mazda
    8325 W 159th St, Tinley Park, IL 60477
    We are a new and used car dealer serving the area. We sell all makes of cars. Wide variety of models, colors, and automatic power options. Very competitive for prices cars, trucks, and SUVs!
    (708) 687-0400
    Three Oaks Car Wash & Detail Center
    985 W Wise Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193
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    (847) 352-5400
    User Review: "Do not go to this car wash! i have gone to several in the northwest suburbs and have always been happy. My first time..." - Jon (IL)
    Last Chance Auto Repair For Cars Trucks
    12052 S Naper Plainfield Rd, Plainfield, IL 60585
    We are a family owned and operated complete automotive service and repair center. Specializing in car and truck repairs, diagnostics, transmissions, engines, and brakes. Total domestic and import diagnostics services.
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    (815) 577-0327
    User Review: "Great budget price with quality warranty.Found them on the internet.For a tow and they have a transmission rebuild service..." - Yu (IL)
    Dupage Transmission Service Inc
    3301 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532
    Proudly providing quality car repairs on foreign or domestic cars and trucks at an affordable price. Specialists in transmission but qualified in all areas of car repairs. Towing also available.
    (630) 369-2108
    ABC Automotive & Electronics
    4755 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
    ABC Automotive Electronics is who you should call when you want it done right. ABC boasts several Chicagoland locations and a multitude of industry awards and recognitions.
    (773) 661-4848
    Shockwave Customs
    9565 W. Lincoln Hwy, Frankfort, IL 60423
    Over 17 Years Certified Installations. Authorized Sales/Services, Wholesale Pricing, Custom Wheels, Window Tint, Audio, Video, Lambo Doors, Car Alarms.
    (815) 469-9141
    Kens Street Rod Repair
    5521 International Dr, Rockford, IL 61109
    (815) 874-1904
    Lightnings Detailing Shop
    123 N Washington St, Rochelle, IL 61068
    (815) 562-7599
    T A G Industries
    9535 S Pulaski Rd, Evergreen Park, IL 60805
    (708) 422-5511
    PRO Finish Car Care
    550 Industrial Dr, Naperville, IL 60563
    (630) 328-3025
    Shine Shop
    865 E Jackson St, Belvidere, IL 61008
    (815) 544-1800

    Car restorations and customizations allow owners to pick and choose exactly how they want their vehicle's interior and exterior to look and feel. Auto restorations can be done by professional mechanics or owners that want to rebuild it in their own time. Stores have paints, floor mats, replacement parts, and accessories customers are able to choose from for their vehicle. Car restoration projects vary in time depending how much work needs to be put in, what parts are needed to be ordered, and how much time a person has to do the work. Car owners that want to it on their own can visit several different auto stores to look at what interior and exterior parts and accessories they have for sale. Restoring automotives at auto shops is another option owners have if they don't feel they can make the changes on their own. Mechanics order, install, and ensure the parts are working properly. Bumpers, engines, transmissions, seat covers, and new exterior painting are common jobs required during auto restorations. Mechanics that provide restoration services may specialize in one type of automobile, such as trucks, while others work with cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles. When restoring cars, mechanics work with owners carefully to make sure everything they are changing is approved. Speaking with several different mechanics is recommended to see who offers the best price for auto restorations. Getting an estimate is essential when trying to determine a budget to follow. Owners can easily choose to spread out purchasing and installing replacing parts and accessories over a period of time to make the restoration process more affordable.
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