A classic car is a source of pride and enjoyment, but owning one requires dedication and work. That’s why today we bring you four classic car maintenance tips that will help you keep your classic ride in mint condition.
Store It in a Safe Place
Classic cars are more vulnerable to the elements than new cars, so it’s essential to store your classic ride in a dry place that offers protection from the sun and dust as well as from other agents that might inflict damage on your car, such as bird droppings or tree sap.
Wash and Wax Your Classic Car Often
Even if you go to great lengths to store your classic car in the safest possible conditions, it’s necessary to wash it and wax it often. Washing it removes contaminants from the car’s surface while wax provides protection that wards off issues like corrosion and deterioration due to the elements.
Check the Body Regularly
Take the time to check the surface of your classic car often. Spotting damage early allows you to take action before any issue becomes more difficult and costly to repair. These are some of the types of deterioration you should look for:
- Paint chips
- Dings and divots
- Windshield cracks
Check the Interior as Well
A classic car is more than a pretty exterior. Your inspection routine should also include the interior of your vehicle. Here, as with the exterior of your ride, early action goes a long way toward ensuring the best results. These are some tips to keep in mind:
- The interior of a classic car may include a lot of metal, so look for corrosion.
- Use only dedicated products that are gentle to the interior of your classic car.
- Vacuum the upholstery and carpets at least once every few weeks.
More Tips and Resources
Keep your vehicle in mint condition with these posts that cover every aspect of the care and maintenance of your car.
- 4 Tips to avoid distracted driving
- How to prevent and repair hail damage
- 6 Tips for driving safely when it rains
- 4 Basic Windshield Maintenance Tips
- How to clean your car rims
- Don’t ignore cracked windshields!
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