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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on July 16th, 2019

Tips on Staying Cool While Working on Your Classic Car This Summer

Summer is really starting to heat up and that means the weather is nice enough to work on your classic cars outside of your winter-heated garage.   American DIY mechanics from coast to coast are wrenching on their cars at home, just enjoying time working on their classic cars and trucks. You may have heard the…   Read More

Posted on June 15th, 2019

Think Twice Before Making These Modifications to Your Classic Car

There are a lot of things you can do to a classic car to make it better.  Upgrading drum brakes to disc brakes is one good example.  Even though the vehicle will no longer be “all-original”, disc brakes provide better performance and safety. There are however some modifications that we would advise you to give…   Read More

Posted on June 13th, 2019

How to Protect Your Classic Car From Hail Damage

The first day of summer is only days away and the wicked storms that accompany it are already here in Texas.  Many of these storms produce hail and, in some cases, hail the size of baseballs.  Needless to say, you do not want to be caught out is one of these hailstorms.  It has proven…   Read More

Posted on June 10th, 2019

Protect Your Classic Car’s Paint with a Temporary Protective Wrap

This time of year, after all the snow has melted and the spring rainstorms are common, there is often a lot of small debris left on our roadways.  Gravel, pebbles, dirt and other rubble can be scattered across the very same roads we travel down with our classic cars and trucks. It can be worrying…   Read More

Posted on May 26th, 2019

Michelin Designs Tire For “Youngtimer” Classic Cars of the 80s and 90s

We just wrote an article about our five favorite classic cars and trucks from the 1980s.  And we aren’t the only ones admiring the cars from the decade that brought us President Reagan.  The infamous auction house Barrett-Jackson is seeing a significant uptick in interest for cars from the 80s & 90s.  The highly respected…   Read More

Posted on April 24th, 2019

What Are the Classic Car Vehicle Emissions Laws in Your State?

In Texas, vehicles with antique registration and plates or vehicles 25 years old or older are exempt from annual emissions inspections.  Many other states are not as luck as we are. Arizona just passed a new law that will go into effect June 1, 2019 that allows qualified collectible vehicles in to be exempt from…   Read More

Posted on April 22nd, 2019

Old Gas, Modern-Day Fuel and the Issues They Cause for Classic Cars

About a month ago we wrote an article about pulling your classic car or truck out of winter storage.  In it we recommend changing the fluids before taking her out on the road.  Gasoline is no exception. It can easily go bad during winter storage and should always be replaced with fresh fuel. Back in…   Read More