Repair your wrecked car – 03 Wrecked Car
If you have a wrecked car on your hands the first thing you need to decide is whether you are going to sell it off and buy a new car or keep in and repair it. If you are planning to keep and subsequently repair your wrecked car then the most important piece of advice that we can give you is to plan and budget. This is because repairing a wrecked car can cost thousands of dollars in repair fees and spare parts and if you are not careful you can end up spending a lot of money with the project nowhere near completion. By carefully planning out your project you will be able to firstly identify possible pitfalls that you may encounter (and develop solutions to counter them) and secondly you will identify the most optimum course or path to take in order to make your target a reality. So what is the purpose of a budget I hear you say? Well firstly a budget is nothing more than a financial plan. In other words in a budget you simply list down your target expenses and when you actually incur them you compare them with your target in order to ensure that you are within your budget. In other words things are moving according to plan as they say. So here are a few basic steps that you can use in order to make your target of repairing your wrecked car a reality:
First off sit down and try to evaluate the total damage done. Here you will try and assess the cost of the spare parts that will be required and the potential costs of repair work that your garage will charge. If there are major dents in the body you will definitely have to get them fixed. However some scratch’s and dents can be ignored until you have more money in pocket. You might be thinking to yourself how I do that. Well it is not that difficult. You simply take your wrecked car down to the garage and ask your mechanic to provide you with a list of spare parts that will be required and provide an estimate of the cost of repairing the car.
Second take the list of spare parts that you will need and visit the local spare parts store. Get them to provide you with a price of all the spare parts that you will need. Now don’t worry if the total cost seems to high and too daunting. Remember you always have the option of buying second hands parts for your car and later replacing that second hand part with a new one once you’ve got the money. If you want to know where you can get your hands on some of really good condition spare parts for half the cost of the original then we recommend to two main locations. First and foremost start surfing the web and visit sites like eBay which will provide you with the latest information on available spare parts. The second is to take a trip to the local scrap yard and hunt through the cars; you will not regret the trip.
Finally we recommend that you do as much of the work yourself in order to keep your expenses under check.