SERVICES

American Classic Rides’ services are provided in a systematic and coordinated process for identifying, inspecting, purchasing, and repairing or restoring classic cars. While you can pick-and-choose any of the services provided by ACR. You can also follow the entire ACR Process through the entire classic car experience.

ACR has a comprehensive system of grading, rating, and valuing vehicles at every step of the process, from acquisition to delivery. We utilize the same process for vehicles in the ACR Collection as well as for clients utilizing our car locating and custom build services.

CAR LOCATING

ACR is constantly searching for vehicles to add to the collection. We can help you define and find what you want at the right price. We’ll talk you through what you should expect to pay, what’s out there, what’s right for you, and how to make it yours.

Our services include helping to define and then locating your dream car, inspecting it, arranging for transport, and bringing it back to the shop for service and a checkup before delivery to you. Advertisements can make any automobile look like show winners – we’ve been around long enough to know what makes a great car. We remove the hassle and the headache of your buying and driving experience. save the hassle.

MINOR REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

ACR is equipped to handle minor auto repairs and maintenance for our customers.  Services we specialize in:

  • Oil changes
  • Oil, air and fuel filter changes
  • Spark plug changes
  • Engine tune-up
  • Power steering, brake, transmission and radiator fluid changes
  • Lubrication of heavy-duty drive shaft components

ACR partners with 3rd party organization for major restorations and repairs.  We can offer suggestions on who to put in care of your bigger, involved classic car projects.

DETAILING & REFURBISHING

ACR can provide quality interior and exterior detailing & refurbishing services. Our professionals specialize in classic vehicles & motorcycles. Being a locally owned and operated company allows us to offer custom packages based around your needs, as well as, competitive prices.  Services include:

One Step Paint Correction – Pricing Starts at $300

  • This is the perfect package for light color paint and/or vehicles with minor surface scratches.
  • The process allows us to polish the vehicle in about 2-3 hours.
  • Using the one step process with remove 60-70% of the paint defects.
  • Light interior cabin detailing is included.

Two Step Paint Correction – Pricing Starts @ $500

  • Perfect package for dark color vehicles or heavy paint defects
  • We start first by removing the surface containments, the next step is a compound and a heavy cutting buffing pad. Once the heavy defects are corrected we then follow up with a finishing polish to give a deep gloss.
  • This process with remove 70-90% of the paint defects.
  • Light interior cabin detailing is included.

Three Step Correction – Pricing Starts at $800

  • There are extreme cases where the paint needs major attention. This is common with “barn finds” or vehicles that have just been mistreated over the years.
  • We will review the vehicle in person to give a final price along with seeing what can be correct. Not all issues can be fixed.
  • Light interior cabin detailing is included.

 Headlight Restoration – Pricing Starts @ $100/set

  • Our headlight restoration is a lengthy process and not a “quick fix tv solution.”
  • We normally will spend an hour polishing the defects making your headlights crystal clear.

Wheel Polishing – Pricing Starts @ $200/set of 4

  • Heavy oxidation can be removed with our wheel polishing process.
  • Aluminum or Mag wheels are notorious for showing their age.

Engine Cleaning – Pricing Starts @ $50 for Cleaning

  • Our cleaning services we will either use a degreasing product and/or a steamer to remove the heavy containments.
  • Once the area is clean, we will then go thru and dress all the hoses.

Engine Polishing – Pricing Starts @ $300

  • The process starts with cleaning your engine.
  • After the area is clean, we then start the hand polishing process.
  • This can take 2-4 hours.

Interior Deep Cleaning – Pricing Starts @ $150

  • Carpet Deep Cleaning
  • Using extractors and steamers
  • Leather Cleaning and Conditioning
  • Vacuuming
  • Interior conditioning

INSPECTIONS

PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION

The ACR pre-purchase inspection is a primarily visual inspection conducted by our team of experts before the vehicle is considered for purchase. Using our internal, proprietary rating system, the ACR team begins by inspecting a potential vehicle down in terms of body, trim, drive train, interior, and electrical components. Each category is broken down into sub-levels that rate specific components that are judges individually. These categories are totaled and an overall rating of the vehicle is established based on a 100-point scale, determining the value of the car as perceived by the ACR Team. While the pre-purchase inspection is primarily done visually, (generally in an auction setting where hands-on access to the car is limited) vehicles purchased privately are given an even more thorough inspection whenever possible.

POST-PURCHASE INSPECTION

The post-purchase inspection is done immediately after ACR officially acquires the vehicle, and before it is authorized to travel any distance. Every system and component on the vehicle is critically examined, and the ACR team determines a list of immediately recommended repairs and improvements.