If you’re into restoring cars, you know how many headaches just one restoration can cause you. Even so, sometimes our love for the restoration wins over the problems it can cause. So, if you’re hoping to start working on a new-to-you classic car in the near future, here are a couple of areas you’ll want to pay attention to during the restoration process.


It’s hard to know what a car has been through with absolute certainty. A previous owner might not have taken good care of this car, so be very thorough when you check the engine. Check all of the fluids and put the car through rigorous tests.


Older cars are always at an increased risk for transmission problems. If you’re not sure how to check this, it’s good to consult with a professional to be sure your car’s transmission is in decent shape.

Upholstery and Paint Job

There are lots of great tutorials out there how to make simple repairs yourself, and sometimes a new paint job can breathe new life into a classic car.

People who have a little bit of time, money, and determination will most likely findĀ restoring cars – especially classic cars – to be a lot of fun. If that’s you, keep checking back to Old Car Online to get some more great classic car tips.