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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category

Posted on January 17th, 2019

Can You Buy Classic Car Parts Online and Have a Shop Install Them?

Many people in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and surrounding areas call and ask us if we can install the parts they’ve bought online for their classic car or truck. The answer is “yes we can.” Most shops won’t install customer supplied parts. Many have no experience even working on classic cars or trucks. They just shake…   Read More

Posted on December 11th, 2018

Tips to Prep Your Classic Car or Truck for Winter Storage

It’s that time of year again, actually for parts of the country, that time of year begun some weeks ago. We are talking about winter.  After seeing more than a foot of snow fall in regions of the Carolinas, we realized we need to revisit some storage tips for classic cars and trucks. One thing…   Read More

Posted on October 21st, 2018

A Guide to Classic Car Batteries

Car batteries have been around for more than a century and the way they are made and used has not changed much over the years.  Car batteries became popular around 1920 as vehicles started to become equipped with electric starters. It wasn’t until 1971 that the sealed battery, one that didn’t require a refill, was…   Read More

Posted on September 16th, 2018

Which Oil Should I Use in My Classic Car or Truck?

Since the 70s there have been a lot of changed made to the fuel, oil and other fluids we use for our cars.  Our gasoline was blended with ethanol and the formulation for motor oil has been changing too. You see modern engines need a different type of motor oil than engines found in most…   Read More

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Classic Rust Free

There are a lot of different elements that can damage a classic car or truck.  The sun can fade your paint, low humidity can deteriorate seals, tubes and hoses, but without question the worst natural element your classic car faces is rust, a.k.a oxidation.  Natural cause or not, rust is the number one enemy when…   Read More

Posted on August 1st, 2018

The History of Car Colors

The folks at Safelite AutoGlass published an infographic about the history of car colors. We found it interesting and wanted to share it with you. Car color is an important part of history, and the folks at Safelite trace the history of car colors beginning in 1886. They identify the current most popular car color,…   Read More

Posted on July 19th, 2018

How Do Classic Car Owners Wash Their Cars?

There are many ways to wash a classic car or truck.   You can take it to the local car wash and let the machines spray your ride down.  There are of course professional detailers that will clean your collector for the right price. There are also waterless washing techniques that  use a pre-mixed spray detailer…   Read More