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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on May 27th, 2020

How to Buy a Classic Car Online

The Coronavirus has changed the way people buy and sell classic cars. For years, classic car sales have occurred at splashy events that drew big lucrative crowds. Auctions like Barrett Jackson and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance were noted for the volume of cars sold. Auctions at local car shows and owner driven sales dominated…   Read More

Posted on May 7th, 2020

9 Things to Check on Your Classic Car Before Your First Spring Cruise

If you are a classic car or truck owner, chances are you may have already taken your classic for a cruise this year.  Spring is certainly here and many of us have been looking for something to do while we wait out stay-at-home orders. Last month we posted an article that outlined a COVID –…   Read More

Posted on April 25th, 2020

Beginner’s Guide to Cold Cranking Power in Classic Car Batteries

Batteries, including car batteries used in classic cars and trucks, wear out with time, and will eventually have to be replaced. As a collector car owner, instead of getting the same kind of battery, you might want to consider one with more cold cranking power. People often say, “the more, the better.” However, that is…   Read More

Posted on April 17th, 2020

How to Care for Your Classic Car during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Spring is finally here and usually that means its time to wake up our classic cars and trucks out of hibernation.  Time to get them back up and running and show them off at car shows and cruising Main Street. 2020 is a quite a bit different than past years.  The COVID-19 pandemic has everyone…   Read More

Posted on April 6th, 2020

Are Transmission Flushes Necessary?

A lot of car owners ask whether a transmission flush is necessary. The quick answer is yes, they are important. Like any other component of a car, the transmission fluid deteriorates over time and thus, needs to be replaced. What car owners should focus on then is the frequency: how often should you do a…   Read More

Posted on March 20th, 2020

COVID – 19 Social Distancing Plan for Classic Car Enthusiasts

With the recent mandates concerning social distancing, store closures and cancellation of most public events, we thought we’d offer you these social distancing ideas for classic car enthusiasts. Idea: Take Your Car for a Joyride Why this works: Who doesn’t like a long leisurely ride down a winding road on a nice spring day? You…   Read More

Posted on March 6th, 2020

8 Issues That Can Lower a Classic Car’s Value

We have written plenty of articles with tips on buying a classic car.  Our 10 Commandments to Buying a Classic Car is a favorite amongst our regular readers.  If you have already purchased a classic car, we would like to share some advice on how to maintain the value of your classic car or truck….   Read More