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Protect Your Ride from the Summer Elements

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Summer officially starts in just a few weeks. We are always excited to see summer come so we can get out our  classic cars and muscle cars  for a cruise. Just like spring, fall, and winter, the summer months can also be harsh to our rides. That’s why in this week’s blog,  Farm Boy Garage  will give you some helpful tips on how to protect your ride from the summer elements. Keep Your Car Covered Especially in the early summer, we can see some strong storms, heavy rain, and tornados. With the storms, we often see trees uprooted, falling limbs, and hail. All these things can be detrimental to our classic cars, trucks and muscle cars. So, while you are out in your car, always pay attention to where you park. If possible, find a parking garage to keep the car under cover. If no covered parking is available, take a car cover along. While a car cover will not protect from falling limbs or hail is will keep the car protected from small debris and hopefully save your paints finish in a mild sto

Top 3 Best Ways to Make Your Classic Car Stand Out

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There are few feeling that rival the experience of showcasing the beauty of a classic car. Finding a way to really highlight your car's admirable qualities can be challenging at times, as you want to make sure you are truly blowing away the crowd of people viewing your vehicle, and giving them something that sticks out beyond the competition. With that in mind, there are 3 best ways to make your classic car stand out, and that is what our team at Farm Boy Garage is here to help you navigate. It's time to explore some of the best ways to make your vintage beauty stand out from the crowd.  1. Cleanliness is a Must If you are showing your car, more than likely you have already given her a thorough scrub, but when we talk about cleanliness, we truly mean going the extra mile. Scrubbing the outside isn't enough, and you need to clean every area of the inside of your car. This means, wiping the dashboard, upholstery, radio, any knobs, etc. Keep in mind, you want to make your ride

Why Vintage Always Wins

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When it comes to classic cars, there is a certain expectation of quality, and with time we assume that the existing quality increases. But, is that always the case? When exploring the new versus the mature vehicle, it is clear to see the differences both in style and mechanically. Unfortunately, cars just are not made like they used to be, but that being said the newer models still have something to offer, just not as much as the classics. (They're called classics for a reason, right?)  Our team at Farm Boy Garage appreciates all classic cars and the restoration process that car owners take to ensure the quality of their vehicle. So, let's get right into why we feel that vintage cars are always the right pick.  Pure Style There's just something about classic cars that scream style. Maybe it is the distinguishing features that truly defined each vehicle from one another. In modern car style, most cars tend to fall into the same pattern of similarities that just don't all

Keeping Your Classic Car Cool This Summer

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It shouldn't come as any surprise that cars can overheat, especially in the summer season when the weather is hot and you are taking more joy rides than you typically would in any other season. That being said, the summer season can pose an issue to classic car owners in that in it being a vintage car, it may have some vintage parts. That being said, overheating may occur more commonly than you might expect. Fortunately, the team at Farm Boy Garage has a few tips and tricks to help you navigate your way through keeping your classic car cool this summer.  Have a Solid Thermostat As you can probably imagine, the thermostats initially used in a classic car weren't created with the technology we have today. Ensuring that your thermostat is regulating your car's temperature is a sure way to keep your car from overheating. If it isn't, then you may have an issue of age on your hands. If your thermostat fails, it remains closed and can cause your car to overheat very quickly.

Farm Boy Garage’s Muscle Car Finder

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Locating a muscle car can feel like a real challenge. There is a lot that goes into it, research, location, costs, maintenance, etc. We understand the feelings of being uncertain of where to start, which is why the team at Farm Boy Garage has implemented a solution to make your search much easier, our Muscle Car Finder service. This service is specifically geared towards those who may not really know where to start when it comes to finding your dream muscle car. Even those who do have an idea but are not certain how to proceed can benefit from our Muscle Car Finder service that we offer.  How it Works Our Muscle Car Finder service simple and easy. All you have to do is fill out the form that we offer on our webpage, and we handle the rest. We will review your information that you provide and begin the hunt! Whether your muscle car is in Des Moines, IO or Seattle, WA, we will locate, pick-up, restore your vehicle to your exact specifications.  Once we locate your vehicle, we will use o

3 Rookie Mistake to Avoid When Buying a Classic Car

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Buying a classic car should be exciting and fun! There’s nothing like purchasing a classic for a steal and having the joys of showing it off. But unfortunately, some people will take advantage of your enthusiasm, and that could cause a great experience to turn into a nightmare! Today, we want to discuss 3 common rookie mistakes people make when buying a classic car and how you can keep yourself informed and ahead of the game.      1.     Failure To Do Your Research If you are looking into purchasing a classic car, more than likely you have done some digging into what car you want, but when looking for a classic car, it is important to do your homework to make sure you are aware of pricing, maintenance, upkeep, mechanical issues, etc. By ensuring that you are informed, you are ensuring yourself an enjoyable experience that bypasses some of the frustration that comes with getting a car you can’t afford to maintain, or with overpaying for a car that isn’t worth what you paid for it. Lucki

The BEST Muscle Cars to Restore

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Muscle car restoration is so satisfying. Seeing a car come in a dud and leave an absolute beauty is one of the best parts of the restoration process. We see a ton of different cars, trucks, hotrods, and American classics, but with so many cars, which are the best to restore? We could make a huge list covering all the vehicles we restore, but for the sake of this blog, we want to talk about our top picks for the best muscle cars to restore.          Chevy Camaro How could we not include such a revolutionary vehicle? The restoration process of a Camaro is so satisfying, given how most of the parts are typically available brand new. Breathing new life into such a classic is such an exciting process, plus, with how popular these cars are, there will always be a demand- meaning when you restore with us, you are getting your money’s worth and then some.      Dodge Charger The Dodge Charger has one of the best styles of any muscle car, making it highly sought after. Not to mention, they