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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on October 22nd, 2019

Are Classic Cars Converted to Electric Still Considered Classic?

What would your answer be to this question, what is a classic car?  Here in the states we seem to have a lot of different answers.  In an article we wrote back in 2016, we tried to clarify this debate with broad definitions of classic, vintage and antique vehicle classifications. For the most part we…   Read More

Posted on October 17th, 2019

Homemade Classic Care Cleaning Products – safer for you and the environment

We all want to keep our classic cars and trucks looking their best.  We have written plenty of articles about cleaning classic cars.  From simple hacks for cleaning your classic, to cleaning your engine bay, and even ways to keep your tools clean and rust free. In this article, we are focusing on ways to…   Read More

Posted on October 11th, 2019

6 Tips to Keep Your Classic Car Looking Show Ready

Maintaining your classic car or truck in “show ready” condition can be a challenge to say the least. It is also time consuming to detail a car properly even if it is a labor of love.   To help you keep your prized possession looking its best, here are six tips you can use to keep…   Read More

Posted on September 13th, 2019

Kevin Hart’s Crash Could Change Laws for Classic Cars in California

A near-fatal crash in California in early September in the hills above the city of Malibu may be changing laws pertaining to classic cars in that state.   Kevin Hart, famous actor and comedian, and two others were involved in a crash in Hart’s Hellcat-swapped 1970 Plymouth Barracuda. Hart was a passenger in his 800+ horsepower…   Read More

Posted on July 31st, 2019

Keep Your Classic Car or Truck from Overheating in Hot Summer Temps

Most of the country is experiencing higher than average temperatures this summer and it doesn’t show any sign of slowing down.  We sure hope you are all staying cool and staying safe in these scorching temps! We also hope our classic car or truck are doing the same.  It can be fairly common for older…   Read More

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