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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on November 19th, 2021

Here is Why You Check the VIN Before You Buy a Classic Car

You found the classic car of your dreams. The car checks out to be in great shape, there is a fair asking price and the paperwork all seems to check out. Time to make the purchase! But wait, have you checked the VIN? Does it match the VIN that is stamped in the frame or…   Read More

Posted on November 3rd, 2021

12 Tips for Storing Your Classic Car for the Winter

Hard to believe that 2021 is coming to an end! That means another winter season is upon us. Fall is almost over which means you better take your classic for a final spin around the block before the snow hits. Once you have had your fill of cruising your classic for the year (if that…   Read More

Posted on November 2nd, 2021

6 Tips to Keep Your Classic Car Looking Brand New

Maintaining your classic car or truck in “brand new” condition can be a serious challenge. It will definitely require a lot of time to detail a car correctly 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 October 15th, 2021

Things That Can Damage a Classic Car’s Paint You Might Not Expect

Paint jobs can be one of the most expensive parts when restoring a classic car or truck. It is also one of the hardest things to protect from damage. There are the obvious things you need to avoid like UV rays from the sun that can fade the paint. Driving down gravel roads that can…   Read More

Posted on July 16th, 2021

How to Inspect for Rust Before Buying a Classic Car or Truck

A couple months ago, we put out an article on the common problems to look for before buying a classic car or truck.  One major issue is the signs of a previous accident.  The other is rust. When it comes to rust, we can’t stress enough how much of a problem it can become during…   Read More

Posted on July 15th, 2021

9 Ways to Help Get Your Classic Car or Truck Ready to Sell

There are many reasons that you may want or need to part ways with your classic car or truck.  We certainly hope it is to make room for a new classic to add to your collection.  Regardless of your reasons to sell, we want to offer some advice to help you get ready. Many of…   Read More

Posted on July 14th, 2021

How to Keep Cool While Working On Your Classic Car This Summer

Summer is in full effect and parts of the country are already experiencing record breaking temperatures.  Summer is most common time for classic car and truck owners to break out their tools and start wrenching around outside of their winter-heated garages. You ever hear the term “Shade Tree Mechanic”?  It implies a mechanic works on…   Read More