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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category

Posted on April 6th, 2020

Are Transmission Flushes Necessary?

A lot of car owners ask whether a transmission flush is necessary. The quick answer is yes, they are important. Like any other component of a car, the transmission fluid deteriorates over time and thus, needs to be replaced. What car owners should focus on then is the frequency: how often should you do a…   Read More

Posted on March 20th, 2020

COVID – 19 Social Distancing Plan for Classic Car Enthusiasts

With the recent mandates concerning social distancing, store closures and cancellation of most public events, we thought we’d offer you these social distancing ideas for classic car enthusiasts. Idea: Take Your Car for a Joyride Why this works: Who doesn’t like a long leisurely ride down a winding road on a nice spring day? You…   Read More

Posted on March 6th, 2020

8 Issues That Can Lower a Classic Car’s Value

We have written plenty of articles with tips on buying a classic car.  Our 10 Commandments to Buying a Classic Car is a favorite amongst our regular readers.  If you have already purchased a classic car, we would like to share some advice on how to maintain the value of your classic car or truck….   Read More

Posted on February 25th, 2020

How to Jump Start Your Classic Car Battery

In this short video, Barry Wilson of Wilson auto shows us how to properly jump start a dead battery in a classic car. By watching this video, you will learn: What to do if your battery is dead Safety precautions to take when jumping a car battery How to connect a dead battery to another…   Read More

Posted on February 24th, 2020

How to Inspect the Date of New Tires for Your Classic Car

In this short video, Barry Wilson of Wilson auto discusses how to inspect the date on new tires for your classic car or truck. By watching this video, you will learn: The importance of selecting the right tire How to check the manufacturing date of a new tire What to look out for when selecting…   Read More

Posted on February 19th, 2020

The Difference Between a Carburetor and Fuel Injection

In this short video, Barry Wilson of Wilson Auto discusses the differences between a carburetor and fuel injection used on classic cars and trucks. By watching this video, you will learn: The difference between a carburetor and fuel injection. How a carburetor works and the different parts of a carburetor. How a fuel injection works,…   Read More

Posted on February 15th, 2020

Barry Wilson Gives Great Advice About Changing Classic Car Motor Oil

In this short video, Barry Wilson of Wilson auto repair gives some great advice when changing your classic car or classic truck’s motor oil. By watching this video, you will learn: The additive you need to add to a classic car’s motor oil to help protect the engine. What can happen to older engines if…   Read More