Not all auto repair shops take on the task of repairing and maintaining older, classic cars, and it’s understandable why. There are several reasons why a dealership or mechanic may avoid older cars, it requires the stocking of older, more unusual parts, it can take specialty training that not all employees have, and the jobs can take longer than servicing newer cars, taking up time and space in a shop.
Classic Car Mechanics in Los Angeles & Orange County
Many dealerships focus on selling and servicing newer cars simply for the fact that it’s more financially feasible. But for a shop to specialize in classic car service, the rewards can outweigh the costs.
Even in a market where new cars provide the most business, there are some classic brands, and franchised dealerships associated with them, that have found the value in classic car work. Auto manufacturers and dealerships have noted a growing number of luxury classic and collectible cars being purchased and restored, obviously these cars will need maintenance, maybe more so than their newer counterparts, and unless their owners are trained in auto repair, they will need a place that can accommodate their older car.
Technicians who are specially trained for classic car work, and shops that supply classic parts play an important role for those who own or collect these vehicles.