Happy New Year! 2017 is the year to finally tackle that goal you’ve been wanting to accomplish. Make your New Year’s Resolution to finally start that project car! Sure, you probably won’t want to start working on the car until it’s nice outside, but now’s the time to start preparing for your project. Getting the tools and parts you’ll need ahead of time will save you a big headache when warmer weather starts to come through. Here are our tips for getting your project car started this year.
Research Is Key
Now’s the time to do your homework. Do all the research you need to do before you spend a single dollar. While it’s still cold outside, spend your time inside and on your laptop. Research the car you want to buy, the parts you’ll need, the tools you’ll need—everything. Doing the research is going to be a bit of work, but that’s why you get it out of the way early. Have a solid plan put in place before you decide to dive in and start making purchases.
Get Good Tools
We know project cars may seem to feel like money pits sometimes, so you might be tempted to skimp on the tools since everything else can add up so quickly. But trust us—don’t. You’ll want good quality tools to avoid problems down the line. You’ll thank yourself for investing.
Go out and get yourself some plastic baggies, some masking tape, and some sharpies. Bag everything and then label it—every single nut and bolt. If you don’t, you’ll be absolutely lost later on down the line. Be preemptive and stay as organized as you can.
Plan & Budget
It can be way too easy to spend way too much on a project car. It can also be too easy to spend way too much time on it. Make sure to plan & budget for your project car. It’s going to take longer and cost more than you think it will, so just keep that in mind while you’re making your plans. Our suggestion? Plan out what you think it will cost and then double it. You never know what surprises are going to pop up
Get Your Auto Parts
Start looking into the auto parts you’re going to need, and come down to Aero Auto Parts to get them. To see if we’ve got what you need in stock, go to our inventory page and browse our huge selection of auto parts both domestic & foreign.