Restoring or repairing an antique or classic car is not easy. Many Americans still love the feel and look of an antique or classic car. They are an important part of America's history. Seeing an antique or classic car brings back fond memories for many people. That is why many Americans chose to invest in antique and classic cars. However, the condition of these cars is not always what you would desire. Some owners do not take the time to keep their antique or classic car in good, working condition. They sometimes let these gems sit in garages and collect dust, among other things. If you purchase an antique or classic car it may need a lot of restoration and repair. The work that is required on many antique or classic cars requires a lot of time and money investment. If you are not prepared to spend the amount of time or money that is required, you should reconsider purchasing an antique or classic car. Car parts are expensive period. When you take a new vehicle in to be serviced the prices are high, let alone if they find something wrong with your car. Antique and classic cars are harder to fix because it is harder to find the right parts for the vehicle. Since the cars are so old, manufacturers may not make the same parts any longer. Finding the right part for your antique or classic car might take a lot of time. Luckily the internet makes searching easier. Type in the type of car you have and part you need into a search engine and a variety of results will most likely show up. What is not guaranteed is how expensive the part will be or how much you will have to pay for shipping. Finding a mechanic who can work on an antique or classic car is also difficult. Antique or classic cars can save you money if you know enough about them to work on your own car. Parts are relatively inexpensive, but what costs auto owners most is the "labor" that most mechanics and dealerships charge to work on your car. If you know how to fix and work on your own car than you can save a ton of money on labor and ensure that the job is done right.