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How to Keep Classic Cars Road-Ready

Your classic, she's a beauty! In order to keep her in tip-top shape, you don't take her out on the road all that often, saving her for special shows, cruises, and those flawless summer days. Here are a few tips to help keep your care safe and road ready while protecting the finish on rainy days:

Check Year of Manufacturer on the Tires: If your car has a pair of shoes older than five years old, regardless of the miles on them, make sure to inspect them for cracking and sun damage before hitting the road. Rubber degrades over time, not just distance.
Replace Braided Brake Lines: The materials used to manufacture brake lines prior to the 90's resulted in a high failure rate over time. Perhaps you don't have a leak right now, but this is not a part that you want to be original unless she's a trailer queen. Replace the lines and save both your skins.
Change Oil Regularly: As the engine continues to age, debris can collect in the bottom of the oil pan. If your car has been in storage for a few months, changing out the oil prevents metal from circulating through the engine for improved longevity.
Use a Lift or Jacks for Storage: Relieve the suspension and bearings from supporting static weight and deforming over time by storing on a power lift or jacks. Your car will ride much smoother and experience a lower parts failure rate.
Let It Warm Up: Your car is not meant to be a grocery-getter. The exhaust pipes will last longer when you allow the system to heat up completely and burn off any lingering moisture. Also, always plan to take your out for at least a full half-hour.

For more information on how to maintain classic cars, contact Vanguard Motor Sales today! 

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