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Terms to Know About Automobile Customizing

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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    Antioch Convertibles & Auto Upholstery
    2665 Pittsburg Antioch Hwy, Antioch, CA 94509
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    (925) 756-6977
    User Review: "These guys know what they are doing. They did great work on my classic mustang!"
    American Muffler
    7920 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020
    With many quality years of auto service under our belt we offer affordable muffler replacements and custom exhaust systems. In addition to this we offer brake checks, general auto repairs and will even customize your vehicle.
    (408) 848-5353
    Camilleri's Auto Works
    5431 Stationers Way Ste B, Sacramento, CA 95842
    CAMILLERI'S AUTO WORKS specializes in custom body and paint for the discriminating customer. We also perform custom fabrication in steel, aluminum and fiberglass as well as collision repairs.
    (916) 338-2657
    1400 N 9th St Ste 30, Modesto, CA 95350
    (209) 524-6260
    Luna Francisco
    563 Crows Landing Rd, Modesto, CA 95351
    (209) 550-0964
    American Street Rods
    1237 N Emerald Ave, Modesto, CA 95351
    (209) 492-0200
    Castillo Auto Upholstery
    615 3rd St, Modesto, CA 95351
    (209) 523-5262
    Modesto Mobility Center Inc
    1025 Lone Palm Ave, Modesto, CA 95351
    (209) 577-1069
    Jess's Auto Tops & Upholstery
    4866 Salida Blvd, Salida, CA 95368
    (209) 522-1714
    Air Concepts
    1321 Rockefeller Dr Ste B1, Ceres, CA 95307
    (209) 537-7643
    Rowe's Auto & Furniture Upholstery
    5341 Rhode Rd, Keyes, CA 95328
    (209) 556-0802
    Norcal Muffler and Truck
    1512 W Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95337
    (209) 823-1209
    Fine Line Auto Interiors
    2351 W Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95337
    (209) 624-3952
    Tradeway Collision Center
    2073 E Yosemite Ave, Manteca, CA 95336
    (209) 825-1615
    Traveler's Garage
    265 Moffat Blvd, Manteca, CA 95336
    (209) 239-7100

    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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