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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on December 20th, 2022

Tips For Enjoying Owning a Classic Car Even While It’s in Winter Storage

You’re a classic car owner who lives in a cold climate, which means you’ve got to store your vehicle for the winter months to protect it from harsh weather. If you have followed all the steps in, How to Winterize Your Classic Car, your classic car is ready for winter. However, you may want ideas about…   Read More

Posted on December 5th, 2022

What to Look for in a Classic Car Repair Shop – Tips from an Experienced Mechanic

When you own a classic car, keeping it in good shape can be challenging. However, some excellent auto repair shops, such as Wilson Auto Repair, specialize in working on older cars. Here are some things to consider when looking for a classic car repair shop. First, a good repair shop for classic cars should have…   Read More

Posted on December 1st, 2022

How to Winterize Your Classic Car: A 5-Step Checklist to Prepare Your Car for Storage

With the cold weather fast approaching, consider storing your classic car for the winter. But how do you ensure it’s safe, secure, and protected from the elements? Read on to find out everything you need about winterizing your classic car for storage. We all know how cruel Mother Nature can be during the colder months….   Read More

Posted on October 4th, 2022

How to Diagnose Car Battery Drain

Watch this video to see how we diagnose battery drain issues in a beautiful 1930 Studebaker President.  You’ll see how we use a battery tender and battery test light in the video. You can learn more about the battery tender shown in the video at https://amzn.to/3P3JMTU You can learn more about the battery test…   Read More

Posted on September 18th, 2022

Do You Have a Drill Press?

Every garage should have a drill press. It’s a must for classic car enthusiasts. In this short video, I show you how to use a drill press.  Some of the products I mention or use are: Some of the products Barry mentions are: Drill press: https://www.tkqlhce.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fjet-15-floor-model-drill-press-115v-1ph-j-2500.html&cjsku=32267 Vice: https://www.jdoqocy.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fyost-model-6d-qr-heavy-duty-drill-press-vise-quick-release.html&cjsku=56480 Clamps: https://www.kqzyfj.com/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2Fstrong-hand-tools-drill-press-clamp-pttd634.html&cjsku=56861 Drill Bits: https://www.dpbolvw.net/click-100629229-15066121?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eastwood.com%2F29-piece-high-speed-drill-bit-set.html&cjsku=33114 Rapid…   Read More

Posted on September 17th, 2022

Portable Work Stand/Worktable

Pressed for room in your garage? We’re always pressed for room here at the shop. Let me show you what we do to make life easier. Watch this short video about the portable auto body work stand we use here. I’ll even show you a neat way to turn it into a worktable. Want to…   Read More

Posted on September 16th, 2022

Ford 302 Distributor Installation

In four decades, we’ve learned a thing or two about classic car restorations. Installing a distributor on a Ford 302 can be a tricky process. In the video below, we share with you some of our best practice tips for installing a distributor on a 302.  Do you have questions about a classic car…   Read More

Posted on September 13th, 2022

Fender Repair on a Classic Jeep

We shot a quick video about some fender repairs we’re doing to a classic Jeep. Fenders with all the curves can be tricky to work on. In this video, we show you how we do fender repairs on a classic Jeep, and introduce you to a special tool we use when doing this work. Watch…   Read More

Posted on September 11th, 2022

Replacing Brake Shoes | Video

We had a customer ask about changing brake shoes and how it was done. We decided to make a video about replacing brake shoes. In this video, Wilson Auto Repair founder Barry Wilson takes you inside the shop to learn all about brake shoe replacement. It’s a concise yet thorough look about how to change…   Read More

Posted on September 8th, 2022

Tips for Diagnosing Electrical Issues in a Classic Car

In this informative video, Barry Wilson shows you how to diagnose electrical issues in a classic car and what tools you will need to get the job done. In this video you will learn: How to test voltage levels using a fluke meter How to determine if there is voltage drop between connections Ways to…   Read More