Maintaining your classic Cadillac automobile
Frank Nicodemus and Chris Semke are experts at preserving your Cadillac or classic automobile. It’s critical for classic car owners to take excellent care of their car. Regular preventative maintenance, such as frequent oil changes and periodic under carriage inspections, can ensure that you’ll enjoy your Cadillac for years to come.
It’s important to maintain your automobile and to respond to any potential warning signs. People who are diligent about maintaining their car ultimately spend less time on repairs, which can be labor intensive. Your reward for taking care of your car is our reward, too. We are pleased with a proud owner who regularly checks for the warning signs that may cause further damage to their investment. We have listed a few check points for your vehicle. If any of your seals are leaking, they need to be replaced immediately.
- Engine seals
- Transmission seals
- Rear end seals
- Rear axle grease seals
As part of our program, we do tune ups, brake service, and tire rotation. Our expert team will also examine and service the following:
- Brake fluid
- Power Steering
- Transmission oil
- Windshield wiper blades
- Belts and hoses under the hood
- Tread wear on the tires
- Tire pressure on the spare tire
- Change the motor oil and filter
We know how important it is to get everything right the first time. Our crew will take excellent care of your dream car so that you may return to driving on the open road with the assurance that your automobile has been serviced by the best, most knowledgeable technicians. For more information on maintaining your classic Cadillac automobile call 845-462-8000 or contact us.
It’s important to pay attention to restoring your rubber and felt seals and weatherstrips. Remember—all weatherstripping is not the same! While you’re shopping for a replacement product, you’ll find the identical weatherstripping we use on all of our classic Cadillac restorations. We provide weatherstripping for all years, makes and models. Best of all, we offer discounts on weatherstripping kits as well as the shipping charges. The weatherstripping that we sell has been proven to be of the highest quality and is used on all of our restorations. For more information on Weatherstripping call 845-462-8000 or contact us.
While driving your classic Cadillac, classic car or truck, you want to ensure that your brake pads and brake shoes are not causing excessive wear of the much more expensive rotors or drums. For that reason, Frank Nicodemus’ team will simultaneously replace both ends of your brake pads to safeguard your gem, giving you precaution while driving your dream car. The new brake pads will be installed on your investment according to your OEM manufacturer’s specifications. For more information on Brake Pads and Shoes call 845-462-8000 or contact us.
A water pump is a mechanical unit circulating the water through the cooling system through your car’s engine and heater. Unfortunately, they malfunction when the bearing goes bad and causes the pump to leak. When the water pump leaks, it is necessary to replace it with either a new or rebuilt water pump. Otherwise, water will not circulate through your cooling system. These pumps are available as rebuilt units with updated bearings and seals, which enables them to last longer than the original. Rebuilt pumps are only sold on an exchange basis to ensure the return of a re-built pump that matches the one that is being sold to you. We will rebuild your leaky water pump, replace the seal and bearings, and provide you with new gaskets to remount it onto your car. The water pumps are painted either blue or green, depending upon the year of your vehicle. Our turnaround time is 2-3 weeks. Some water pumps are available and in stock. For competitive price and delivery or for more information call 845-462-8000 or contact us.
Your engine compartment and firewall cleanup is no easy job. Mechanics need to remove several parts to gain access to other areas that require cleanup and refinishing. Engine detailing will complement the exterior finish and interior condition of your classic car. For more information on Engine Detailing call 845-462-8000 or contact us.
Steering and Suspension
Turn to Cadillac restorer Frank Nicodemus for rebuilding your front-end suspension and steering parts. Frank and his crew will correct and restore your suspension and steering, replacing upper and lower ball joints, front springs, shock absorbers, center steering links, and numerous replacements. Your investment will only increase the value of your car. After your Cadillac restoration, your car will operate more efficiently, saving fuel costs. Have a question about Steering and Suspension? For more information on Steering and Suspension call 845-462-8000 or contact us.