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919-834-7300 | 5312 Atlantic Springs Rd Raleigh, NC 27616

Classic Car Repair

Classic Car Repair

At North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator in Raleigh 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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator in Raleigh we've got the expertise to get the job done right. Stop by North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator at 5312 Atlantic Springs Rd in Raleigh or call for an appointment or tow at 919-834-7300.

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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator 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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator in Raleigh 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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator. 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.

Cooling System and Heating System Repairs

Need a cooling and heating system repair or upgrade? At North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator 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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator we can install OEM replacements or do a total custom system build.

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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator we know classic car enthusiasts in Raleigh demand more from their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on Raleigh 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.

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 North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator to get an oil change that has the right filter and oil for your classic car or truck. At North Raleigh Automotive & Radiator we specialize in emissions tuning for late model performance engines and offer bolt-on modifications for muscle and vintage car tune-ups.


What Our Customers Are Saying

reviewiconProfessional Advice

I usually look at the reviews for places that I've never used before. I found the service and the personnel here exactly as stated on the yelp reviews. Woody was right on target when he provided an on phone analysis of what my radiator problem was. He also provided a range of what the cost might be. I was especially impressed with the time in which it took for them to do it. My vehicle was in their shop by ten am and completed by 4:30 pm.

, 06/12/2017

reviewiconGreat Customer Service

Fantastic business. I will bring my car here for as long as I'm in this area. They are very straightforward, could have raked me over the coals and absolutely did the opposite. My car was leaking coolant and I couldn't find the leak. Brought it here, two days later get a call saying all they can find was a small leak from a clamp on the hose. They tightened it and got me back on the road that very day they called. I will recommend this place to everyone. Thanks guys!!!

, 02/27/2018

reviewiconHonest Auto Shop

I have found my mechanic. Saw that these guys had nothing but good reviews, so I called to ask if I could drop my car off after hours because I work 9-6 every day. I dropped my car off on Monday night, and on Tuesday by 10 am a mechanic had called me to ask for some more info on what was wrong with my car. Woody called back about mid-afternoon to let me know that while they believe it's the compressor, they did not feel comfortable performing such an expensive repair when they weren't 100% sure and when my car was still running mostly fine and blowing cold air. Most other places around here would've happily taken my hundreds of dollars! I appreciated the honesty so much, as that's very rare these days... especially in the auto repair industry. He took my payment for the diagnostic over the phone and said that once my compressor fails, I can use the amount I paid as a credit towards my repair. These guys are super honest and the whole process was so easy and seamless. While it kind of sucks that my car isn't fixed, it still works and I'm not out hundreds of dollars! Super appreciative and I will certainly be here for future repairs and maintenance.

, 07/20/2019

reviewiconFast and Courteous

I got a 1980 Fiat Spider 124 with radiator trouble. I call and spoke to Woody and ask me to get it there and next day was done. Kudos to Woody. Thank you !!!

, 05/28/2020

reviewiconBest Auto Shop

North Raleigh Radiator is the best! My family has been going to them for years, and I have personally taken two of my vehicles to them over the years. They are honest, reliable and kind. As a lady, it feels intimidating to find an auto shop that you can trust. I've gone to other automotive shops in the area who have tried to sell me things that my car hasn't needed, but Neal and Woody have never tried to do that (they just shake their heads at the other guys) and have been my go to for a second opinion when it comes to what repairs I actually need. They are also more accommodating than other shops, as it's been easier to find a time slot when my car needs attention. I will continue coming here for as long as they are open! You will not be let down or disappointed. They are truly the best in the area.

, 05/08/2018
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