Tips for Maintaining a Vintage Car

Posted by back_up on Sep 02, 2013

Generally, vintage cars are defined as cars that were built before the end of World War I. Since they are close to a century old, they are more difficult to maintain than other kinds of cars. However, if you can perform the right maintenance tasks on a regular basis, you should be able to keep your vintage car  in a good enough condition to enter it into a car show or sell it for a good price.

1) Make sure that your vintage car is stored in the garage when it is not in use. Sunlight, extreme temperatures, and other elements can cause a wide range of damage to your car, including fading paint, body panel rusting, cracked vinyl, and others.

2) When your vintage car is in the garage, close its doors and windows, and cover it with a tarp. This will prevent dust, bugs, and rodents from damaging the interior.

3) Moisturize your car’s leather and rubber parts to keep them strong and pliable.

4) Add non-alcohol fuel stabilizer to the engine to protect it from rust and corrosion.

5) Take your vintage car out for a drive on the highway, so that you can keep the engine RPM (revolutions per minute) high. This enables the engine to run longer and keeps the carburetor and valves clean.

For more great tips and information we invite you to visit our car care tip section on our blog.

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