Caring for your classic cars such as convertibles comes with a lot of responsibility. Especially, if you love your car just as much as your child and you are not new to regular visits at the upholstery shop.
Truthfully, custom upholstery can be expensive, but there’s always ways to save money while still getting that quality job you need done properly.
Today, our experts share 4 things you should know about Classic Auto Upholstery and Interiors.
What You Should Know About Classic Auto Upholstery
- Plan ahead. Finding an upholstery shop early on in the process will ensure you get a better cost estimation, along with an experienced interior craftsman who can provide pointers on making sure body fabrication or paint work will match up with the interior work.
- Find the Right Upholstery Shop. It’s important to choose an auto upholstery shop that can back up its work. Check out the shop, talk to the owner or the manager, see the experts on site and if possible, do some research to find photos of their past work. The most trust-worthy and qualified upholstery shops will be happy to talk to you before you decide to go with their service.
- Use Quality Materials. Our #1 advice – DO NOT think you can save money on the materials that you bring to the shop on your own. More often than not, it will end up costing you more than you thought. Nobody will know better on what kind of covering materials your car will need to make it look and work best than the upholstery experts at the shop. If you decide to go with your own materials and something goes wrong, you’re on your own.
- Don’t Forget about the Upkeep. Getting your upholstery work at the shop doesn’t mean you’re done caring for your car. If you want to save yourself more material maintenance trips to the shop in the future, make sure to not smoke in your car, clean any spills as soon as they happen and of course, invest in professional detailing. All those steps will ensue your car will preserve the interior and keep its value.
For more information on how to prepare your classic car for upholstery, read this article.
Ready to upholster your classic car in Delaware or Tri-State area? Call us now! Our staff has over 70 years of combined knowledge and experience in auto upholstery cleaning and repairs. In fact, there probably isn’t a job we have not done!
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