Frequently Asked Questions about Car Restoration and RJ CARS
What types of restorations do you offer?
What is a "rotisserie" restoration?
How much does car restoration cost?
How long will a car restoration take?
What is our experience with classic car restorations?
Can you get information and parts needed for my restoration?
Does RJ CARS offer free estimates?
Where is RJ CARS located?
Call us today toll-free at 888-324-8325!
Q. What types of restorations do you offer?
A. We offer all types. These include:
Concours The highest level of restoration. On a 100-point judging scale, this level hits the 100-mark of complete and pristine restoration. A car restored to this level can be deemed perfect in every discernible way. Cars at this level are show candidates and are never driven. Achieving this level of restoration is a highly expensive undertaking.
Show At the show level, the vehicle has been professionally restored and has no major flaws. These restorations fall within the 90 to 95-point range on the 100-point scale.
Street Show At this level, older cars may show some slight wear, but are still highly presentable. These fall into the 80 to 89-point range.
Driver A less expensive and less time-consuming restoration than the previous three categories, the driver level restores the vehicle to the point where it is close in appearance to how it looked originally, but is suitable for driving. Though not as stringent as the prior categories, a driver level restoration is generally more affordable and is still quite rewarding. [ Top of Page ]
Q. What is a "rotisserie" restoration?
A. A rotisserie restoration is when we totally dissemble the car and the body is taken off the frame. The body is then placed on a rotisserie, which can be turned to show any space on the car. From there it can be sandblasted to bare metal, have any body work completed, primed, painted and reassembled the same way the factory did it. [ Top of Page
Q. How much does car restoration cost?
A. There are many variables when it comes to the cost of a restoration depending on how much you want done and what type of restoration you desire. All restorations are charged on an hourly basis with a restoration contract that spells out the work to be completed and our billing procedures. [ Top of Page
Q. How long will a car restoration take?
A. Completion times vary depending on the condition of the car, type of restoration desired and availability of parts. A relatively accurate estimate can be given upon visual inspection. [ Top of Page
Q. What is our experience with classic car restorations?
A. We have over 20 years of experience with restoration work and knowledge of classic and antique automobiles. Contact us for an information packet. [ Top of Page
Q. Can you get information and parts needed for my restoration?
A. We have an extensive list of trusted resources for parts and information. [ Top of Page
Q. Does RJ CARS offer free estimates?
A. We do offer free estimates on collision and repair work
. For restorations
, however, developing the rebuild plan is a much more involved process that depends on many considerations. Please contact us
to discuss your classic car or truck restoration dreams. [ Top of Page
Q. Where is RJ CARS located?
A. RJ CARS is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State about 60 miles south of Rochester, New York. We are close to Interstates 390 and 86. For directions, please view our Maps & Directions
page. [ Top of Page