How to Protect Your Classic Car

A symbol of ingenuity and the human spirit, classic cars are one of the most rewarding hobbies in which to participate. Whether you buy your car in pristine condition or restore it yourself, it’s an investment you’ll want to protect to ensure years of enjoyment. Here are some tips to ensure your auto receives the best care.

  1. Climate-Controlled Storage

Keep your automobile in a climate-controlled garage or storage unit. It’s unlikely that you will drive it often, but when you do, you can be sure all systems go if it’s not been exposed to harsh weather changes.

  1. Insure Your Investment

Of course, you need insurance for when you hit the road, but your insurance should go beyond that. Protect your investment with car maintenance insurance so you can always keep up with repairs, but also protect it against theft and vandalism.

  1. Disconnect the Battery

After extended times of no use, your battery will drain. Disconnect the battery cables from the battery to prevent it from draining.

  1. Keep Gas in the Tank

Keeping your tank 95% full and adding fuel stabilizer will keep your fuel fresh and prevent damage to your tank.

  1. Fluids

Change your transmission fluid and oil regularly. These fluids trap elements and toxins that can cause corrosion when sitting for long periods of time.