Manassas, Virginia (webnewswire) August 27, 2019 – Rob’s Customs and Restorations, a Northern Virginia custom auto shop, recently released a blog explaining the basics of classic car restoration. Also explaining how with proper planning, your car can be beautifully restored to its original glory and ready for driving or competitions.

Whether you’re restoring your car yourself or sending it to a professional, it’s important to have your car evaluated so that you can better understand the extent of the restorations needed before beginning your project. The evaluation will also help you identify and locate the parts needed before you begin, ensuring that you have all of the correct parts to complete the job instead of finding out midway through that a crucial element is unavailable. You will also need to consider the type of restoration you want: ‘driver restoration,’ which fixes minor issues to make the car driveable; ‘street show,’ for general competitions; and ‘concourse,’ the highest level of restoration, which is typically reserved for serious collectors or competitors. Finally, consider whether you’d like any modern upgrades, like safety features or air conditioning, to make your car more comfortable.

Once you know the extent of the restorations required, you can begin planning for the work. If you’re having a professional restore your car, be sure to clearly explain your goals so that they can provide you with the best service. Some car owners choose to recreate the car’s original details, while others want to inject some of their own style, so do not assume that the restorer will know exactly what you want. Ensure that you have enough time and money to repair the car, particularly if you are up against a competition deadline. If you plan to restore the car yourself, invest in the proper tools and equipment for the job.

Contact Rob’s Customs and Restorations for more information about updates to your classic car. The shop specializes in custom auto body, restoration repair and engine swap services in Northern Virginia area. Rob’s experienced staff can service cars, trucks, and motorcycles to help you create your dream vehicle. The shop is located at 9128 Euclid Ct., Manassas, VA 20110 and can be contacted by phone at 703-552-5001 or online at