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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category

Posted on August 19th, 2017

Tools You Should Keep in Your Classic in Case of Breakdowns or Emergencies

Even the finest restored classic cars encounter mechanical problems out on the road. When this situation arises, you will be happy that you have these tools on hand to help fix the issue and keep you safe. Flat tires and issues with the engine are the most common problems. Here is a list we put…   Read More

Posted on July 25th, 2017

Finding, Testing and Replacing a Fuse in Your Classic Car

Electrical systems in cars, especially older cars and trucks, can be tricky to diagnose and repair if a serious electrical issue occurs. Fortunately, if you experience something not working with an electrical component in your classic car or truck, there is a good chance it is simply a fuse that needs to be replaced. All…   Read More

Posted on July 22nd, 2017

Six Fluids That Should Be Checked Regularly in a Classic Car

Fluids are the life force of every vehicle. This is especially true for muscle cars, hot rods and classic cruisers. Without the proper levels you might find your prized possession seized up or overheated on the side of the road. That’s why it is essential to regularly check these six fluids… or at a minimum,…   Read More

Posted on July 20th, 2017

The Basics of a Thermostat for Your Classic Car or Truck

A thermostat might be a small part, but it plays a big role in keeping your classic car or truck running at its best. A thermostat has two important functions… The thermostat blocks coolant from circulating through your engine when it is cold. When you first start up your engine you want it to reach…   Read More

Posted on July 13th, 2017

Tech Tip: How To Inspect and Change Spark Plugs in Your Classic Car

Having well installed and adjusted spark plugs in your classic car or truck is crucial to the performance of its engine. A burned up plug or plug that is installed incorrectly can cause your vehicle to misfire, burn fuel inefficiently, start poorly, or just plain run rough. Inspecting and replacing your spark plugs is really…   Read More

Posted on July 6th, 2017

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Since 1986 Wilson Auto Repair has been restoring and repairing classic cars and trucks from our same original location in Garland, Texas. Customers from all over the Dallas area, and all over the country, have turned to us for the finest classic car restoration services available. As Wilson Auto Repair continued to grow, so did…   Read More

Posted on June 20th, 2017

Top Ten Causes of Automotive Fires

No one wants to even think about their classic car or truck going up in flames. The sad truth is that it does happen to some unfortunate souls. Even if insurance covers all the costs, a precious piece of historical machinery will be lost. That is why we want to send a friendly reminder to…   Read More


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