Restoring a used car seems a thrilling but daunting task especially if you have never done it before. However, even for an amateur, making used cars useful again can be quite simple if well planned and executed. The tips provided here will help you restore your used car cheaply and within a short time.Inspection and BudgetingRestoring a used car should not eat too much into your savings. Yet that is exactly what might happen if you don’t adequately prepare for the financial cost of the restoration. That is why it is important that you first check all the parts that need repair and replacement. This inspection should as thorough as possible. Any oversight at this stage may prove costly later on. After this inspection, find out the cost of the parts needed for replacement as well as the cost of the repairs. With this information, come up with a fairly reasonable budget that should guide you through the whole restoration process. Have a professional do similar inspection and check through your budget to make sure it is the correct estimate of the money needed.Find Somebody to Work WithYou cannot carry out all the restoration by yourself; you will need somebody to help you through. That person can either be a friend or a professional car repairperson. If it is a friend, make sure they have some experience in car repair. However, it is always advisable to work with a professional. Even though they might cost a little more, you will greatly benefit from their experience and expertise. This will translate to a more durable and effective restored car.Start the RestorationAfter deciding which parts of the car you want to restore, start the process of restoration. It advisable to carry out one task at a time instead of attempting many tasks simultaneously. If you leave all the restoration to a professional go to the car shop as often as possible to make sure that the right type of work is being done.Final InspectionAfter all restoration work has been done, inspect the car in detail to make sure everything is fine. Don’t just limit this inspection to the appearance of the car; the functional aspect is very important too. That is why part of the inspection should involve driving the car around for some time. This will help you know if the car is in the right functional shape.By following these steps, you will be able to have your old car restored to usefulness cheaply and fast. However, that does not guarantee that it will last long. To make sure that your restored car lasts long, carry out regular maintenance with the recommended products and parts.