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How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather

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The colder temperatures are here! So what does that mean for your classic car or truck? Are you storing it properly? Major damage can occur if you don't. Have no fear, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips for storing your classic car, truck, or muscle car in winter weather in this week's blog. Call Farm Boy Garage today for all your classic car restoration needs. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather Check your fluids. You don't want anything freezing over the winter, so be sure to check all your fluids. This can include, but is not limited to: Radiator Fluid Oil Transmission Fluid A/C Coolant Windshield Washer Fluid Brake Fluid Consider disconnecting your battery. Disconnecting the battery can reduce your chances of having any electrical issues while you are storing it in the wintertime. You can try purchasing a battery tinder to keep it fully charged. Keep your hood propped up. Doing this c

What You Should WANT To Know Anytime You Are Seeking A Classic Car Restoration Shop For Their Services

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Buying a rare classic car can be a GREAT investment! So, it's really important that you trust the RIGHT people to handle the restoration process. But, how do you go about finding the right people to restore your classic car? Answer: By asking the RIGHT questions and keeping a few points in mind when searching for a garage. Our classic car restoration shop is here to talk to you about what you should WANT to know anytime you are seeking classic car restoration services in this week's blog. What You Should WANT To Know Anytime You Are Seeking A Classic Car Restoration Shop For Their Services YOU SHOULD WANT TO KNOW... WHETHER OR NOT THE GARAGE IN QUESTION ACTUALLY HANDLES CLASSIC CARS AND TRUCKS. When you choose to invest in a classic car, you're likely wanting it to keep its natural look as much as possible. You're going to need a car restoration shop that actually specializes in classic cars. You'll need someone who has access to the right parts your classic car wi

2021: Will This Be The Year You Learn How To Do a Proper Burnout?

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The New Year is almost here! Woohoo!!! Who's excited? Our classic car restoration shop sure is! 2020 has been a pretty challenging year so we can't wait to see what 2021 will bring us. What will your New Year's resolutions be this year? You may be inspired to learn something NEW! Keep reading this week's blog for a few tips on how to perform a proper burnout! If you decide in the New Year that you're tired of seeing your classic car just sit in your garage not being restored, please give us a call. Farm Boy Garage is here for you! We can be reached at 515-528-8904. WHEN STARTING A BURNOUT, MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT GEAR. Place your car in first gear, push the clutch in all the way, and give that baby some gas. As long as you have your clutch in all the way you shouldn’t move until you release it. Rev those RPM’s to ensure your tires are hot so when you release the clutch you should burn a lot of rubber. When you are ready to stop the burnout, take your foot o

Interesting Questions To Ask About Classic Car Restoration in 2021

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Classic Car Restoration - Who do you know in your family or social group that LOVES older cars or trucks? Typically, you can think of at least one person you know who does. Good news! Now, if this topic gets brought up at the dinner table this Christmas, you'll have a few interesting questions to ask thanks to this week's blog. Really though, the best thing for you can do, if you are genuinely interested in having your classic car restored is to visit with an experienced classic car restoration shop that specializes in this. That's where Farm Boy Garage comes in! Give us a call if you have any questions about the process, we're here for you. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. Interesting Questions To Ask About Classic Car Restoration in 2021 HOW SHOULD YOU REALLY GO ABOUT DETERMINING THE CONDITION OF AN OLDER CAR OR TRUCK? There is really no way of knowing what issues may lurk until you begin to dismantle it. Factors like climate, storage conditions and how the vehic

KEY Points To Factor In When Choosing Who Will Be Restoring Your Dream Classic Car

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Why do people buy classic cars today? This is a good question but there are SO many answers. For example: The buyer may be a MAJOR classic car enthusiast. The buyer may have found a very rare classic car that can be considered a significant investment.  The buyer may find a sentimental value in the classic car, perhaps the same type of car was owned by a close, older relative at one point. Whatever your reason may be for buying your classic car , the chances are it will need some restoration to get it back to its full glory!  KEY Points To Factor In When Choosing Who Will Be Restoring Your Dream Classic Car WHAT ARE OTHER PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE PERSON YOU HAVE IN MIND TO RESTORE YOUR CLASSIC CAR? You can check the shop's Google reviews or Facebook reviews. With classic car restoration, an honest opinion is a MUST! There is really no way of knowing what kind of condition a vehicle is truly in or what issues may lurk until you begin to dismantle it. Factors like climate, storage co

Meet Your Current Farm Boy Garage Staff!

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It has been a while since we've talked to you about our staff. Here at  Farm Boy Garage , we treat our customers like family. We're passionate about what we do and we work hard. That being said, in addition to treating our customers like family, our staff is like family too! Keep reading this week's blog to learn more about who our current staff is. Remember, if you're in need of an EXPERIENCED classic car restoration team , we are here for you! Nolan Hamilton Custom Upholstery Nolan Hamilton was born and raised in Boone, Iowa. Nolan completed WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming in 2012. He received specialized training in automotive technology/trim and upholstery technology. He comes to Farm Boy Garage with 5 years experience. Nolan and Bryan became acquainted when Bryan was needing upholstery work done on one of his personal vehicles. Bryan was so impressed with Nolan’s work he handed Nolan his business card and said ” I am opening a muscle car restoration shop and would like

The Top 5 Farm Boy Garage Blogs of 2020!

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2020 has been a CRAZY year so our classic car restoration shop thought we'd take this time to highlight a few of the positive things that have happened this year in this week's blog. We are fortunate to have a pretty strong social media following. We'd like to say thank you to all of our fans for sticking with us, we appreciate you! On that note, keep reading this week's blog to see a highlight of 5 of the most popular Farm Boy Garage blogs of 2020. We enjoy what we do for a living and we're glad we've been able to reach so many of you. Remember, if you've got a JUNKER, bring it in and leave with a CLASSIC! Farm Boy Garage can be reached at 515-528-8904. Don't Miss The Iowa Trump Parade in Des Moines, Iowa! Farm Boy Garage is here for all your classic car restoration needs and we want you to know that! We also would like to spread the word about a HUGE event happening this weekend in our neck of the woods, in this week's blog. Keep reading to learn