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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category

Posted on September 16th, 2018

Which Oil Should I Use in My Classic Car or Truck?

Since the 70s there have been a lot of changed made to the fuel, oil and other fluids we use for our cars.  Our gasoline was blended with ethanol and the formulation for motor oil has been changing too. You see modern engines need a different type of motor oil than engines found in most…   Read More

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Classic Rust Free

There are a lot of different elements that can damage a classic car or truck.  The sun can fade your paint, low humidity can deteriorate seals, tubes and hoses, but without question the worst natural element your classic car faces is rust, a.k.a oxidation.  Natural cause or not, rust is the number one enemy when…   Read More

Posted on August 1st, 2018

The History of Car Colors

The folks at Safelite AutoGlass published an infographic about the history of car colors. We found it interesting and wanted to share it with you. Car color is an important part of history, and the folks at Safelite trace the history of car colors beginning in 1886. They identify the current most popular car color,…   Read More

Posted on July 19th, 2018

How Do Classic Car Owners Wash Their Cars?

There are many ways to wash a classic car or truck.   You can take it to the local car wash and let the machines spray your ride down.  There are of course professional detailers that will clean your collector for the right price. There are also waterless washing techniques that  use a pre-mixed spray detailer…   Read More

Posted on June 19th, 2018

10 Best Classic Car Tires from Coker Tires

One of the most important parts of a classic car or truck is the tires. Selecting the proper tires not only adds to the vehicle’s appearance and authenticity, but it also determines the level of driving performance as well. There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing tires for your classic collector. Will…   Read More

Posted on May 31st, 2018

6 Tips for Selling Your Classic Car at Auction

Barrett Jackson, Mecum, Gooding & Company, Russo & Steele, the list goes on and on.  And chances are you have seen one of these classic car auctions on TV or maybe in person. They are exciting to watch!  The cars roll across the auction block, the auctioneer does his best to hype up the crowd’s…   Read More

Posted on April 26th, 2018

How to Buy and Sell a Classic Car or Truck on the Internet

Long gone are the days when you would just hang a “For Sale” sign in the window of your classic car or place an ad in the local newspaper.  Buying and selling classic cars these days has been massively simplified using the Internet.  Sellers now have access to a much larger audience of buyers both…   Read More


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