If you own a classic car, you know the importance of prepping your vehicle for the cold winter months. When spring finally makes its way back around, it’s important to give your vehicle just as much TLC to make sure that it’s ready for the driving season ahead. This means taking preventative measures to ensure that nothing has affected your car’s drivability over the winter months. By following Vanguard Motor Sales’ spring checklist on your own classic car, you can keep your vehicle safe, looking great and up and running for years to come!
1) Do a Thorough Inspection
After your car has been put away for the winter, there are a few things that may occur. Small animals may climb into your car seeking shelter, meaning that they could cause damage to your belts and other critical components. Other things to check include your fluids, battery, air conditioner, windshield and anything else that could interfere with your car’s drivability.
2) Clean It and Finish with Wax
When your car has been sitting idle for months, it’s only natural for dust to settle upon it. By giving it a high-quality wash, you’re getting rid of all the grime and buildup. To really make your classic car shine, finish off the wash with a wax job!
3) Check Your Paperwork
Sometimes, putting your classic car away for the winter means forgetting about renewing its plates and updating insurance information. Before you take your car out for its first spin, make sure that its information is up to date.