Our Repair and Maintenance Process

Where Passion Meets Precision

An Ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure

-Benjamin Franklin

Your Path to Hassle-Free Classic Car Ownership

At Kiddy’s Classics, we share your passion for classic cars and are dedicated to preserving their legacy. Our intake process is designed with your needs in mind, ensuring a seamless and transparent experience. As you consider entrusting your classic to us, explore the journey ahead. If it aligns with your expectations, don’t hesitate to fill out the form below. Together, we’ll ensure your classic car receives the top-notch care it deserves.

Understanding Our Process:
From Consultation to Completion

Classic car ownership is an adventure, and we’re here to make it enjoyable and worry-free. Our process is tailored for those who understand classic cars’ nuances and value transparency. Read on to explore the benefits and know what to expect after submitting the form below.

Step 1

Request Initial Evaluation

Every classic vehicle entrusted to us for care is subject to a mandatory evaluation during its initial visit. This evaluation involves a series of thorough inspections and tests, including a road test, under-hood and under-vehicle evaluations, brake system assessments, and more. You can customize the inspection to focus on the service items and specific evaluation options that your classic car needs the most. This estimate serves as a vital starting point to understand your classic car’s condition better and create a customized service plan aligned with your car’s status and long-term goals.

Step 2

Personalized Consultation

After reviewing your information, we’ll reach out via email to schedule an initial phone consultation. Our primary goal is to deeply understand your vehicle’s unique needs and your vision for it. After the consultation, we’ll provide you with an initial estimate covering the cost of evaluations needed to assess your vehicle’s immediate needs.

Whether your classic car is a cherished trailer queen or a participant in thrilling cross-country races, we’re committed to comprehending your expectations and tailoring a service plan that aligns perfectly.

Step 3

Reserving Your Spot

Once you’ve approved the estimate, we’ll schedule your vehicle based on your availability and our next opening. To ensure every classic car receives the attention it deserves, we maintain a waiting list. Wait times vary (6-8 weeks on average) depending on service complexity and current workload.

To secure your spot in our restoration queue, we require a non-refundable deposit of $250 from first-time clients. This deposit will be applied to your first invoice, ensuring a smooth start to your classic car’s journey with us.

Step 4

Smooth Transition to Our Care

Before your drop-off date, our team will confirm the appointment and provide the necessary instructions. Simply arrive at our facility, and if transportation assistance is needed, our staff is ready to help. During drop-off, we’ll conduct a brief intake process, documenting your vehicle’s condition and addressing specific concerns before the evaluation begins. Please ensure that your classic car has a valid registration and proof of insurance for the drop-off.

Step 5

Evaluation and Creating Estimates for Repairs

Following evaluations, we compile data to provide a comprehensive estimate for necessary repairs. This estimate, tailored to your classic car’s specific requirements, ensures precise recommendations. In some cases, additional time may be needed for diagnosis. Classic cars often hold surprises due to their unique histories, and if further diagnosis is required, we’ll provide a revised estimate for your approval before proceeding.

Step 6

Efficient Repairs

Our goal is to complete all authorized repairs during your initial visit. However, some projects may require extra time or specific parts. In such cases, we proactively schedule a follow-up visit and order necessary parts in advance to minimize delays, prioritizing your convenience.

What to Expect after Repairs are Completed

  • Final Touches and Quality Assurance: After all authorized work is completed, our team conducts a thorough quality check, meticulously inspecting every aspect of the repairs. Depending on the nature of repairs and to ensure roadworthiness, our experts may conduct test drives and performance checks with your permission, leaving no detail overlooked.
  • Final Client Discussion: Communication is vital. After repairs and quality checks, we’ll have a final discussion with you to review the work details, ensuring a clear understanding. Any additional maintenance recommendations or future considerations will be discussed.
  • Arranging Pickup or Delivery: Once your classic car is ready, we’ll work closely with you to arrange a convenient pickup or delivery, ensuring a hassle-free process.
  • Transparent Payments: We believe in transparent financial processes, offering various payment methods for your convenience. Detailed invoices provide clarity on all services rendered and charges, empowering you to make informed decisions.

Start Your Classic Car Journey
with Kiddy’s Classics

This intake process puts you in control of your classic’s maintenance journey—hassle-free, efficient, and tailored to your needs. Partner with Kiddy’s Classics, and you’re embracing a team dedicated to your classic’s excellence. We look forward to embarking on this journey with you.