Many of us pack our classic cars away when winter comes, but if you’re planning on taking yours out this winter, you’re certainly not alone. Even so, it’s important to make sure you’re maintaining your car properly during the coldest time of the year. To help, here are some classic car care tips that will keep it running well all winter long.
Tip #1: Check for performance problems before you head out – Cold weather can make slight problems even worse. If your classic car often stalls out, has trouble starting or idles loudly, have it checked and fixed before you travel anywhere.
Tip #2: Invest in fuel deicer – Once a month, add a fuel deicer to your gas tank to keep your gas lines free from moisture. Be sure you always keep your tank above half full too. That will keep moisture at bay and keep your car performing well.
Tip #3: Replace your wiper blades – Most classic cars have wipers that are great for spring and summer, but not so good for winter. Replacing your wiper blades will ensure that you always have excellent visibility, no matter where you’re traveling.
Tip #4: Check your heater and defroster – If you don’t usually drive your car in the winter, it’s important to check these two items to be sure they’re in good working order.