There’s a good chance you are passionate about classic cars if you’re visiting us. Although we are not classic car dealers, we have seen many classic cars come into our shop.
It doesn’t matter if you have just bought your first car or you want to build your collection. Understanding the maintenance requirements will help you maintain your car’s appearance, value and driveability.
It’s not the same thing as caring for a new vehicle. Older cars require a lot more care than is required for newer models. All this care and love is necessary to preserve the vintage appearance of the vehicle and prevent any corrosion of its original parts. But we’ll get into that later.
We asked our classic car experts to share their top 10 tips for classic vehicle maintenance.
Check Your Fluids.
This blog may have one tip that you will take away. Classic cars are still cars. It would be best if you always kept fluids in your vehicle. You can keep your car running smoothly by having oil, water, brake fluid, and other fluids. This will help prevent overheating.
It’s important to keep your gauges in check when you take your hotrod out for a Sunday drive. You don’t want to drive your hotrod too hard that it overheats or becomes damaged.
Keep it moving.
Classic cars may appeal to you because of their vintage appearance, but you sometimes want to show them off. We invite you to be our guest.
Driving your car regularly is one of the best things for your car. At the very least, it should be driven once a month. Old cars are often neglected. You should not leave your car unattended for too long as the rubber and seals can become dry and start to leak. Your vehicle’s age can be slowed down by driving it at least once a month.
It’s great to collect and store classic cars, but it is not fun to show them off. The car should be driven as normal. Ask any classic car owner, and you will agree that an evening drive is the best, especially if your car is the most beautiful on the road.
Be careful with your brakes.
This is a safety tip that you can use to protect your classic car. Pump your brakes before you take the car out on a drive. This will help keep your brakes in good condition and alert you to any need for maintenance.
You should bleed your car and change the brake fluid at least once per year to preserve your classic car’s stopping ability.
Could you keep it clean?
What should you do with your car when you aren’t driving it?
Proper storage is essential for maintaining the appearance of your classic car. This prevents corrosion, reducing the car’s driveability and overall value.
Before investing in a classic, it is important to think about where your car will be stored. If you are in extreme weather conditions, such as very hot, cold or humid, it is important to keep your car indoors. Proper storage indoors is the best option. From direct sunlight causing irreparable damage to its paint job to humidity rusting different components,
It is important to ensure that the storage space you choose indoors is safe and secure.
These four factors will ensure that your classic car won’t have any issues indoors. Classic car experts recommend that classic cars be stored in a heated garage. You can keep your car at a controlled temperature and protect it from the elements.
There are a few things you can do if you have no other option than to store your car outside. You should not store your car on gravel or sand surfaces. This can trap moisture. You don’t want water pooling underneath your vehicle.
Also, make sure you have a quality car cover. You can find thousands of options online.
Could you keep it simple?
It is important to preserve your car’s original value. Modifications are tempting but not always worth the loss in value.
It is in your best interests to research original parts to repair your vehicle. Modern parts will lower the value of classic cars.