Ace Auto Center Express - Your Classic Car and Truck Specialists

At Ace Auto Center Express in Charlottesville, our team is passionate about classic car repair work, and our daily drive is fueled by the excitement of turning your classic car dreams into reality. Whether it's minor repairs for late-model vehicles or extensive overhauls for classic models, we possess the expertise to get the job done to perfection. You can find us at 2005 Avon Ct in Charlottesville, or reach us at 434-227-5973 to schedule an appointment or arrange for towing services.



AC Repair and Replacement for Classic Cars and Trucks
Our team specializes in repairing or replacing your classic car's old R12 AC system. Upgrading the AC in a classic car involves a comprehensive overhaul of the entire AC system, along with critical pressure testing to ensure your car's cabin stays cool and complies with modern standards.

Brake Systems for Classic Cars
Classic car repair includes maintenance on outdated brake systems on classic cars that can be upgraded to more modern, safer ones. Traditional brake drums are significantly less effective at stopping a vehicle compared to modern caliper and rotor-style brakes. We offer a range of solutions, from drum-to-disc conversions, rotor and caliper upgrades, to pad replacements. Make your classic truck or car's braking system more reliable, whether you're driving in wet conditions or under perfect weather.

Bumper to Bumper Classic Car Detailing
We provide a deep gloss finish and a durable wax application, which includes a meticulous car wash, thorough undercarriage cleaning, and hand towel drying. For stubborn scratches, tar, or imperfections, we offer high-speed polishing with rubbing compounds to eliminate scratches.

Our experts are able to perform a thorough interior vacuuming and the cleaning and conditioning of your dashboard, instrument panel, center console, and door panels. With our classic car detailing services, you'll have windows and a windshield so spotless they'll seem invisible. Add Wheel Brite, whitewall cleaner, and tire dressing to get your wheels ready for any classic car show.

Classic Car and Truck Body Restoration
Our classic car repair services include dash and gauge replacements with access to hard-to-find original parts or aftermarket and custom design alternatives. We're also proficient at complete glass and windshield replacements. Restore your classic car or truck's interior with choices like frame-off restorations and custom fabric selections.

Classic Car Exhaust and Fuel Systems
From 1970 Challengers to 426 Hemis with fuel injection, our professional mechanics at [SHOP NAME] possess the expertise to navigate the engine and fuel systems of classic cars, rebuilds, and older makes and models. Classic cars require fuel mixture analysis and precise tuning of the fuel intake system, encompassing fuel pump replacement, fuel lines, and gauge upgrades. Our specialization extends to custom exhaust installations, pipe conversions, and the restoration of classic car intake manifolds and headers to their original condition for enthusiasts who prefer a "No Mods" approach.

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, Ace Auto Center Express in Charlottesville 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
Our professional mechanics possess the expertise to diagnose issues with your classic car or truck's radiator, electric fan, hoses, or thermostat. Should you need a complete core replacement, an aluminum radiator, or an upgraded cooling system, our team can install OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) replacements or embark on a complete custom system build.

Hard to Find Parts
We have been sourcing hard-to-find parts for classic cars and trucks since 2020. Even if automakers have discontinued certain engine, brake, and suspension components, we can promptly locate and install the parts you need. Whether it's reproduced or refurbished fuel pumps, water pumps, pistons, or other components, we can locate and install everything to ensure your vehicle maintains its original fit and function. For classic car parts, you need not look any further - we've got you covered.

Suspension and Steering
Transform a classic car's manual steering into power steering for a smoother driving experience. Adjust the quick ratio of an old classic car to emulate the ratio of a modern sports car. When you turn corners on city streets, your car's front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. After years of wear and tear, it becomes essential to replace tie rods, leaf springs, or coil springs to restore your vehicle's ability to release energy when in motion. Consider opting for lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack for a low-profile look.

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
Regular oil changes are an essential part of any classic car tune-up. We specialize in emissions tuning for late-model high-performance engines, offering bolt-on modifications for muscle and vintage car tune-ups.

Wheels and Tires
If you're a fan of cruising, explore classic-looking wheels that combine style with endurance for mile after mile of enjoyment. Pair wide whitewall or grand touring tires with the perfect wheelset for your classic car or truck at Ace Auto Center Express.

For more information and to explore our classic car services, please contact us at 434-227-5973. You can also request a quote by clicking below:

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We have established longterm and stable partnerships with various clients thanks to our excellence in solving their automotive needs!

Had my car ceramic coated by Tim. Amazing experience! He gave the work great attention to detail and I couldn't be happier. To top it off, I received a complimentary car wash weeks after the job was finished. Highly recommend this business! quotes-image
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I had a wonderful experience here. The staff was nice, my state inspection was quick and affordable, and they were kind enough to provide me a ride to and from class while the inspection was ongoing. I'd like to especially give thanks to Tony, who not only was willing to drive me but was wonderful company. I'm normally quite bad at small talk with strangers, but he was friendly and made it feel like there was no pressure at all to continue the conversation. I'll definitely be coming here again in the future.quotes-image
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