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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


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

Posted on July 9th, 2021

Wrap Your Classic Car or Truck to Protect the Paint

Not every classic car or truck gets driven regularly.  Some never even see the open road unless they are on a trailer or car hauler.  For those classics that are driven, caution needs to be taken to protect the paint from gravel, pebbles, dirt and other rubble that is scattered across the very same roads…   Read More

Posted on July 2nd, 2021

How to Choose the Best Paint Shop for Your Classic Car or Truck

During the process of restoring a classic car or truck, there are a few portions of a build that are more difficult than others.  Taking a vehicle apart, putting it back together and tinkering with the mechanics is something that most people could achieve with the right tools, a little common sense and a bit…   Read More

Posted on June 28th, 2021

5 Tips for Preparing Your Classic Car to Display at a Car Show

We couldn’t be more excited of the news that classic car shows are back in full attendance!  It’s been more than a year for most of us due to the pandemic.  Now that we can all safely gather again, car shows are the first stop on our agendas! There is just something special about a…   Read More

Posted on May 17th, 2021

Tips for Buying and Selling a Classic Car or Truck Online

With the invention of the internet came a whole new world of possibilities for buying and selling classic cars and trucks.  While you can still place an ad in the newspaper or hang a “For Sale” sign in the window or your classic, buying and selling classic cars has been greatly simplified using the Internet….   Read More