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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category


Posted on March 14th, 2019

New Arkansas Law States Classic Cars Must Be at Least 45 Years Old

Many car collectors and enthusiasts in Arkansas are upset over a new law, Act 368, the re-defines what is considered to be a classic car.  Prior to March 7, 2019 cars and trucks that were at least 25 years old were considered classics.  The new bill, introduced by Jack Fortner, now states that a vehicle…   Read More

Posted on March 13th, 2019

Spring is in the Air! Time to Get Your Classic Car Out of Storage!

The first day of spring is days away!  That’s right, Wednesday, March 20 will mark the first day of Spring for 2019.  Old man winter has been pretty stubborn this year… especially in the norther-most states, but here in the south, temperatures are quickly rising into 60s & 70s and birds are chirping as Spring…   Read More

Posted on February 26th, 2019

Truck & Jeep Lifts 101: How to Give Your Ride the Height It Deserves

If you’re interested in raising your truck or jeep with a lift kit, we’re here to walk you through everything you need to know. You have lots of options when it comes to truck and jeep lifts, but one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is how high. Lift kits range from…   Read More

Posted on January 28th, 2019

Where to Buy Carpet for Your Classic Car or Truck

Want to freshen up your classic? Put in new carpet. Most domestic cars built after the early 1960s had a single molded piece of carpet that can be swapped out easily. You can buy custom replacements designed for your car and can usually get them in a variety of colors. Prices range from $100-$500. Good…   Read More

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