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Getting Your Classic Car Ready for a Car Show

All classic car owners are proud of their prized possessions and want to showcase them to everyone. However, showing off these rare beauties on the road isn't safe, nor does it do them justice. You should showcase your favorite classic cars only at a car show. There are over 65 classic car shows in the United States where you can participate and even win prizes. But for that, you need to ensure your classic car is in top condition.  [...]

2022-08-09T08:11:58+00:00Maintenance|

5 Tips For Maintaining Your Classic Car

When it comes to cars, nothing beats a classic. If you own one, you know that already. Classic cars are a great addition to any car collection but require proper maintenance and care to retain their sleek appeal. Merely cleaning your car and keeping it indoors isn't enough to maintain the glamor of a classic car. Caring for your classic car requires a bit more effort.  Here are some tips for maintaining your classic car in a pristine condition! [...]

2022-08-09T07:17:30+00:00Maintenance|

How often should I have my oil changed?

There’s no one answer to this question, but there are some general guidelines. At Automotive Excellence, we’ve been providing the good people of Huntington Beach, CA with our auto maintenance services for years, and have performed a number of oil changes. We wanted to talk today about some general oil change guidelines. The real answer is it’s different with different makes. When you purchase a car, it’s best to check your vehicle maintenance guide to see how often you [...]

2022-05-21T22:04:57+00:00Maintenance|

Do You Really Need to Rotate Your Tires?

Today’s tires have become so trouble-free that many drivers ignore them completely, skipping critical inspections and maintenance procedures until there is a problem. Among the steps often ignored is tire rotation. Tire Rotation Defined — Tire rotation involves moving tires from one position on a vehicle to another. A typical tire rotation would move the front tires to the rear, and the tires at the rear of the vehicle to the front. Often in this procedure, one set of [...]

2020-10-13T15:39:21+00:00Maintenance|

When does a car battery need to be replaced?

The main function of a car battery is to start your car. Today, most cars have a single maintenance-free 12-volt acid battery. The car battery is rechargeable. It uses its charge to power the vehicle systems while it’s parked and to turn over the engine when you want to start it. Once you start the car, the alternator generates additional electric power to recharge the battery. Over time, the battery loses its capacity or ability to hold charge. One [...]

2020-10-08T22:43:57+00:00Maintenance|

Keep Your Car Breathing Well: Change the Air Filters

You need clean air to breathe and so does your car, and a vehicle’s air filters make that possible. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have the engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure vehicle longevity and interior comfort. “Air filters are your vehicle’s first line of defense against contaminants that reduce cabin air quality and negatively impact engine performance,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Community car care events [...]

2020-10-08T22:07:39+00:00Maintenance|
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