Classic Car Repair

Classic Car Repair


At Action Auto Services, Inc. in Palatine we get up and go to work each day just for the thrill of bringing classic cars and trucks roaring back to life. Our dream is to make your dream for your classic car or truck come true. From small late model auto repairs to big chops or complete OEM overhauls, at Action Auto Services, Inc. in Palatine we've got the expertise to get the job done right. Stop by Action Auto Services, Inc. at 648 E Northwest Hwy in Palatine or call for an appointment or tow at 224-801-6094.

AC Repair and Replacement for Classic Cars and Trucks

Do you want a custom AC system? Tired of suffering from a hot car cabin because r12 is no longer available?

Come to Action Auto Services, Inc. to repair or replace your classic car's old R12 AC system. Upgrading the AC on a classic car requires rebuilding the entire AC system plus important pressure testing to ensure your vehicle cabin stays cool and meets modern standards. When you come to Action Auto Services, Inc. in Palatine you will find professional mechanics that have the expertise to diagnose, repair, or replace your classic car or truck's AC system.

Brake Systems for Classic Cars

Brake systems on older classic cars can be upgraded to safer more modern systems. Classic brake drums are far less effective at stopping a car than caliper and rotor style brakes. Get critical safety upgrades for a classic car at Action Auto Services, Inc.. From drums to power discs, rotors, calipers, and pad upgrades we've got you covered. Make stopping your classic truck or car more effective in rain or perfect driving weather.

Bumper to Bumper Classic Car Detailing

Cloudy, foggy, discolored, or yellowed headlights? No problem! We can get your classic car's headlights looking like new.

At Action Auto Services, Inc. in Palatine we offer deep gloss and durable wax finish that includes detailed car wash, undercarriage wash, and hand towel dry. For tough scratches, tar, and other imperfections, get a high-speed polish with rubbing compound to remove scratches. Trust Action Auto Services, Inc. to gently vacuum your interior and wash plastic or rubber mats.

Get ready for a classic car show with a deep carpet shampoo. We will fully clean and condition the dashboard, instrument panel, center console, and door panels. With Action Auto Services, Inc. classic car detailing, get windows and a windshield so clean they look as if they are not there. Add Wheel Brite, whitewall cleaner, and tire dressing that will leave your wheels ready for any classic car show.

Classic Car Exhaust and Fuel Systems

From 1970 Challengers to a 426 Hemi with fuel injection, at Action Auto Services, Inc. our professional mechanics know their way around the engine and fuel system of rebuilds and older makes and models. Classic cars need fuel mixture analysis and fine-tuning of the fuel intake system including fuel pump replacement, fuel lines, and gauge replacement. We specialize in adding custom exhaust, and pipe and converting fuel intake systems for classic cars. For "No Mods" classic car enthusiasts we can help restore classic car intake manifolds and headers to their original condition.

Classic Engines and Transmission Rebuilds and Replacements for Classic Cars

Transmission flushing is probably the most common and important maintenance item for classic cars and trucks. From the old school, tune-ups and valve jobs to new replacement transmissions and crate engines, Action Auto Services, Inc. in Palatine has everything a classic car needs to run at its best. Go OEM or get modifications to upgrade clutches, differentials, and driveshafts.

Cooling System and Heating System Repairs

Need a cooling and heating system repair or upgrade? At Action Auto Services, Inc. we can help you keep every auto part the same as it was when your car rolled off the manufacturing line or help you upgrade to aftermarket parts. Our professional mechanics have the expertise to diagnose problems with your classic car or truck's, radiator, electric fan, hoses, or thermostat. If you need a total core replacement, aluminum radiator, or cooling system upgrade, at Action Auto Services, Inc. we can install OEM replacements or do a total custom system build.

Hard to Find Parts

Action Auto Services, Inc. has been finding hard-to-find parts for classic cars and trucks since 2016. Hard-to-find engine, brake and suspension parts that have been discontinued by automakers can now be quickly sourced and installed in your car by our mechanics. From reproduced or refurbished fuel pumps, water pumps, and pistons, Action Auto Services, Inc. can find and install everything you need. Get auto repairs using auto parts that still have original fit and function. If you are looking for classic car parts we are your source!

Suspension and Steering

Convert a classic car's manual steering to power steering. Adjust the quick ratio of an old classic car to feel like the ratio of a modern sports car. At Action Auto Services, Inc. we know classic car enthusiasts in Palatine demand more from their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on Palatine streets your front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. Years of wear and tear means replacing the tie rods, leaf springs, or coil springs to restore your vehicle's ability to release energy when your car or truck is in motion. Go low profile and replace stock springs with lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack.

Towing

Need A Tow? For your classic car or truck, we can provide transportation to our shop.

Tune-Ups for Classic, Muscle and Vintage Cars

Oil changes on classic cars and trucks are an important part of any tune-up. Come to Action Auto Services, Inc. to get an oil change that has the right filter and oil for your classic car or truck. At Action Auto Services, Inc. we specialize in emissions tuning for late model performance engines and offer bolt-on modifications for muscle and vintage car tune-ups.

Wheels and Tires

Stop by Action Auto Services, Inc. at 648 E Northwest Hwy to chrome or re-chrome original classic wheels and go from ordinary to extraordinary. If you like cruising, consider new classical looking wheels that will keep you going mile after mile. Pair wide whitewalls or grand touring tires with the right wheelset for your classic car or truck at Action Auto Services, Inc..


Reviews

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Great!!!

, 07/26/2021

I had an appointment at another shop that was a installer for tires that I had purchased at Tire Rack (Pep Boys Palatine). When I got there at my scheduled appointment time they told me it would be at least a two hour wait before they got to my car. I asked what was the purpose of making an appointment then? I then asked how much additional fees would be for installing my tires as their fee was advertised as $78. I realized that my car had tire pressure sensors and it was a good idea to replace them while the tires were off the rims. I had priced what Tire pressure sensors for my car would cost before I got to their shop. The price varied from different sources but the range was from $30 to $80 each. I figured on the high end as I was a new customer to them. So in my mind $80 X 4 = $320 + $78 install = $398 + tax $40 Total around $438. They said $548!!! I said what is the extra $110 for. Pep Boys says to program the sensors. At this point I was furious, so I said forget it I'll take my tires somewhere else. I went down the street to Action Auto where the owner Ira, listened to my story and took my car in without an appointment. They then removed my tires and tire pressure sensors and mounted my new tires with new tire pressure sensors, balanced the tires and reprogrammed the tire sensors to be compatible with my cars system. They even checked and doubled checked that all four tire sensors were showing the correct tire pressures. The cost for all these services with tax out the door $318. $318 vs. Pep Boys $548 not to mention them telling me I would have to wait at least two hours before they could get to my scheduled appointment, I guess I made the right decision plus I saved $230! Thanks Ira, Jose and Mike!!!!!!!

, 06/17/2021

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Fast, quality service on my truck. Very welcoming, very clean shop. They asked questions, and suggested things to watch, and helpful on items coming up. Out in 20 minutes as promised!

, 02/03/2016

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