Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

  • Avoid These Mistakes When Choosing a Grille for Your Truck

    A grille for your truck can enhance the vehicle's overall safety, as some grilles are meant to absorb impact in case of a collision, and some also have housing units to hold winches that can be used if you get stuck while off-roading. Other grilles can just make your truck look sporty and sleek, while offering minimal collision protection. Before you start shopping for a grille, note a few mistakes you'll want to avoid in making your choice so you know you wind up with a grille that works for your needs and that will last for years to come.

  • Troubleshooting Some Common Problems With a Diesel Engine

    Diesel engines are often chosen for heavy-duty trucks and other vehicles, as they offer more towing capacity that makes it easier for the engine to handle heavier loads. Diesel engines don't use a spark plug so they don't need tune-ups, but this doesn't mean you'll never have a problem with your diesel engine. Note a few troubleshooting tips for common problems you might have with a diesel engine so you know where to start looking or what to expect when you talk to your mechanic.

  • Troubleshooting malfunctioning trailer lights

    One of the most important trailer parts is the lights. Without lights, it's impossible to tow the trailer safely. The lights warn other road users about your trailer, but as the trailer also blocks the lights of your car, the entire carriage can become invisible if your trailer lights don't work. There are many different reasons why your trailer lights might be malfunctioning, but the cause depends on how they're installed, what environment you're in, and what material you're using.

  • 2 Frequently Asked Questions About Car Brake Repair

    You don't have to be a car expert to understand some of the basics of your vehicle's brake system so that you can determine if you have a serious issue or if your brakes merely need some brake fluid. So to help you gain just a basic understanding of your car's brakes, here are the answers to two common questions that people have about this important component of your vehicle.

  • Why You Should Install a Suspension Lift Kit on Your 4WD Truck

    4WD trucks are traditionally known for their ability to conquer even the toughest of terrains. For that reason, you don't expect anything to keep you from going wherever you want to go when you're using these trucks. If you have just bought a new 4WD truck and you want to know why you should install a suspension lift kit to it, here are a few essential benefits to explain why you should do so.

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    Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

    My name is George. After working as a teacher for two decades, I retired, and now, my heart, hands and time are wrapped up in restoring a vintage car. I love it, and I want to share some of the minutia of that passion with others. My wife doesn't always want to hear about auto parts, but they are always on my mind. I want a place where I can share buying tips, restoration tips and repair tips, and this blog is the perfect place. I plan to write about my own restoration work as well as general info on auto parts. Thanks for reading.