Here is a very serious question – Can you call it a hot rod if it doesn’t have flames painted on the hood and down the sides? There are some who would respond, “absolutely not!” Others would argue that what is under the hood is far more important than the paint job on top of the hood. It might surprise you to learn that there isn’t a universally accepted definition for a hot rod, so it turns out that it is whatever you envision as the hot rod of your dreams.
One thing that is certain is that owning a hot rod means you need a support system in place to assist you with repairs, maintenance, and perhaps restoration. That is especially true if you want to soup it up to make it go even faster than it was originally designed to do. It may be fun to tinker with a hot rod in your garage whenever you have a free moment, but if your goal is to get it out on the highway and take it to hot rod shows, you might need an automotive shop with expertise in repairing and restoring a hot rod. They will also be a valuable resource for finding parts that are difficult to locate.
Another tip is to work with a repair shop that has no limitations on what they work on. Having one source for your family vehicle and your hot rod saves you the trouble of finding multiple mechanics. You can develop a relationship with them and have confidence that your best interests will be considered. If you are looking for that benefit in the Middlesex, New Jersey area, turn to us at Stoms Automotive. Our family-owned & -operated repair shop works on everything from the Model T to the Tesla, and that includes your hot rod, whether it has flames on it or not! Reach out today to learn more.